Sports Medicine

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Orthopedics & Sports Medicine located in Santa Monica and Torrance, CA1

Whether you’re an athlete or a weekend warrior, your exercise routine places you at risk of developing a sports injury. To prevent further damage and delays to your recovery, you need sports medicine care at Artemis Health in Santa Monica and Torrance, California. The team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons specialize in sports medicine and provides innovative treatments to support your recovery and improve your athletic performance. To schedule an appointment with the team of sports medicine leaders, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a specialized area of medical care. The board-certified orthopedic physicians at Artemis Health have advanced training in diagnosing and treating sports-related injuries.

They also work closely with active individuals to improve muscle strength, coordination, reflexes, and balance to prevent injuries and enhance athletic performance. 

Who needs sports medicine?

If you have a sports-related injury, you may need sports medicine. Sports injuries affect athletes who participate in organized sports, as well as active individuals who develop an injury during their daily run or step class. 

Sports-related injuries that benefit from a sports medicine evaluation at Artemis Health include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Knee pain
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Fractures
  • Discolcations
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Ankle sprain

Artemis Health also provides care for athletes and active individuals who want to prevent a sports-related injury. 

What can I expect during a sports medicine evaluation?

The physicians at Artemis Health joined forces to reestablish thoughtful, personalized patient care. You can expect a patient-focused evaluation when you come in for a sports medicine consultation. 

Your provider asks detailed questions about your injury during your evaluation, including how it happened and the type of pain you feel. They ask about your usual workout routine to better understand your fitness level and areas that may place you at risk of injury.

Your orthopedic physician reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam. They may run lab work or diagnostic imaging to confirm or rule out a diagnosis, such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. 

What are sports medicine treatments?

Sports medicine treatment plans are individualized based on injury type and severity, as well as your athletic goals and needs. 

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation
  • Activity modification
  • Physical therapy
  • Splinting or bracing
  • Orthotics
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Corticosteroid injections

The physicians at Artemis Health are also leaders in orthopedic surgery. When necessary, your provider may recommend surgical intervention for your sports injury. The surgeons use advanced tools and techniques so that you get the best outcomes and a speedy recovery. 

To schedule an appointment at Artemis Health, call the office or book online today.