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Sports Medicine Specialist

Ortho OIC Orthopedic Immediate Care -  - Orthopedics

Ortho OIC Orthopedic Immediate Care

Orthopedics & Urgent Care located in Arlington, VA

Participating in sports is an excellent way to keep your heart healthy and stay physically active. However, playing sports can increase your risk for painful injuries that take you out of the game. At Orthopedic Immediate Care in Arlington, Virginia, the team of orthopedic specialists provide on-site diagnostic services, like digital X-rays, to quickly confirm the extent of your injury so treatment can start immediately. Learn more about available sports medicine services for sprains and other injuries by calling the office, booking online, or visiting as a walk-in.

Sports Medicine

What are common sports-related injuries?

A number of fast-moving sports, like football and soccer, can cause painful injuries due to the high-impact activities involved in the game. Engaging in sports can lead to common injuries like:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Achilles tendon injuries

While some injuries may heal with home care and time, others can cause a worsening of pain and lead to additional medical complications. It’s important to receive a proper diagnosis of a sports-related injury at Orthopedic Immediate Care to reduce your risk for chronic pain and other health issues.

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

The goal of the staff at Orthopedic Immediate Care is to diagnose your injury as soon as possible, without a long wait time. An orthopedic specialist takes the time to evaluate your injury, testing for range of motion and areas of pain. They also discuss your activities at the time of injury to better understand your condition.

To confirm a diagnosis and determine the extent of your injury, your Orthopedic Immediate Care provider may order digital X-rays. During your visit, your provider reviews the results of the X-ray and explains your treatment options.

What treatments are available for sports-related injuries?

Initially, your Orthopedic Immediate Care provider may suggest rest and ice therapy to reduce swelling related to muscle strains and sprains. Over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories can also keep you comfortable as you heal.

If you have a bone fracture, the providers are equipped to reset the bone and provide a splint or cast during your visit. They can determine how long you’ll need to wear the device based on the nature and location of your injury.

When injuries like rotator cuff tears are severe, your Orthopedic Immediate Care provider may refer you to another specialist for additional treatment or surgery.

Your specialist can also provide information about restricting your activities to ensure you fully heal. Restrictions may include not engaging in sports for a period of time or limiting strenuous activities both at work and at home.

If you’re suffering from pain or mobility issues due to a sports injury, stop in and see the specialists at Orthopedic Immediate Care today. You can also call ahead for an appointment or book one online.