Sports participation offers many physical and mental health benefits but also increases your risk for injuries. If you’re sitting on the sidelines because of an injury or chronic pain, you can find solutions at North Point Orthopaedics. The sports medicine specialists create personalized care plans using regenerative medicine therapies and other nonsurgical treatments. They also provide a range of minimally invasive surgeries and on-site physical therapy services, so you can safely return to the game you love. Call the office in Munster or Crown Point, Indiana, to schedule a sports medicine consultation today or book an appointment online.

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What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a field of health care that focuses on sports-related injuries and conditions. The goal of treatment is to heal sports injuries fully, so athletes can return to their sport quickly and as safely as possible. North Point Orthopaedics provides sports medicine care for many area high schools and colleges. They work closely with athletes at all levels — from weekend warriors to aspiring collegians. The providers also have extensive experience working with professional athletes in the diagnosis and treatment of common sports injuries like:

  • Fractures
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament strains
  • Achilles tendon tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Joint dislocations
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries

The physicians also offer customized treatment plans for chronic inflammation, which can cause tennis elbow and jumper’s knee. This inflammation typically results from overuse of your muscles and other soft tissues.

When should I schedule a sports medicine consultation?

You should schedule a sports medicine consultation at North Point Orthopaedics if you get hurt during practice or a game. Even minor sports injuries can become more complicated without treatment. The providers also recommend an evaluation if you have pain that worsens even with over-the-counter medications and rest. North Point Orthopaedics offers diagnostic testing services in-office to assess your injury and confirm your diagnosis. In addition to a physical exam, your sports medicine specialist may request X-rays or other diagnostic imaging tests. Based on the results of your evaluation, the providers customize a care plan to relieve any pain you have and support the total healing of your bones and soft tissues.

What sports medicine treatments are available?

To treat a wide range of sports-related injuries, North Point Orthopaedics offers both nonsurgical and surgical treatments. The providers exhaust all non-operative measures before they consider you for surgery. Treatments include prescription medications and regenerative therapies using stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Surgical treatments include:

  • Cartilage restoration
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Hip arthroscopy

The surgeons use minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgical techniques, when possible, to minimize unnecessary trauma to your body. This allows you to heal faster and with fewer complications. The in-office physical therapy services at North Point Orthopaedics support your rehabilitation and healing after a sports injury or orthopedic surgery. To schedule a sports medicine evaluation, call the North Point Orthopaedics office nearest you today or book an appointment online.