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Sports Medicine Specialist

Martin Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Benton, Cabot, Hot Springs Village, Little Rock, North Little Rock, & White Hall, AR

If you lead a physically active lifestyle, sports medicine can help you perform at the highest level while reducing the risk of injuries. At Martin Orthopedics, the team of board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians regularly diagnose and treat sports-related injuries. To make an appointment at the office in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Hot Springs Village, and Cabot, Arkansas, call or book online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine diagnoses, treats, and prevents activity-related injuries. It’s especially beneficial for amateur and professional athletes but can also benefit teenagers or adults who enjoy working out or participating in physically demanding activities.

What types of injuries does sports medicine treat?

At Martin Orthopedics, the team uses sports medicine to treat various injuries or conditions, including:

  • Strains
  • Swollen muscles
  • Ruptured tendons
  • Fractures 
  • Dislocated joints
  • Tennis elbow
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Shin splints
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tendinitis
  • Back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Meniscus tears
  • Shoulder pain

You might also benefit from sports medicine if you step down awkwardly and sprain your ankle.

What treatments does sports medicine provide?

At Martin Orthopedics, the team offers various sports medicine treatments, including:

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP is a regenerative medicine treatment that uses your body’s growth factors to promote healing. PRP is safe and presents very few side effects. Because it is all-natural, there’s no risk of infection or an allergic reaction.

Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine is a group of treatments that include platelet-rich plasma, stem cell therapy, and prolotherapy. These methods of care are minimally invasive and provide lasting results. They’re safe, effective, and require no downtime. 

Physical therapy

Physical therapy combines strengthening exercises, stretches, and massage to encourage healing following an injury or a surgical operation. It eases pain and improves your physical function using noninvasive means.

Orthopedic surgery

Some sports injuries don’t respond to conservative treatments. If you rupture a tendon or experience a severe fracture, orthopedic surgery might be necessary. The team at Martin Orthopedics offers both traditional surgery and arthroscopic surgery (which is minimally invasive).

How can I prevent the need for sports medicine?

The best way to prevent the need for sports medicine is to warm up and stretch before exercising or participating in other physical activities. The team at Martin Orthopedics recommends:

  • Using the proper form and technique
  • Wearing the proper safety equipment
  • Listening to your body
  • Cooling down after a workout

Following an injury, It’s also a good idea to ease back into activity. Going slowly allows your body to adjust, while “pushing through” the pain might result in more serious consequences.

To learn more about the benefits of sports medicine, make an appointment at Martin Orthopedics by calling the nearest office today or scheduling online.