Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries services offered in San Diego and Chula Vista, CA

Sports Injuries

Amateur and professional athletes are at risk of tissue tears, fractures, and other painful sports injuries. At Girard Orthopaedic Surgeons Medical Group, Inc., on-site imaging tests are available to quickly and accurately diagnose your sports injury. Skilled orthopaedic surgeon Neil Tayyab, MD, provides a range of nonsurgical therapies to help you completely recover so that you can safely get back into the game. Dr. Tayyab also offers minimally invasive surgery when it’s needed. Call the San Diego or Chula Vista, California, office today to schedule a consultation for sports injuries or book an appointment online.

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries happen while participating in any sport or physical activity. Athletes at all levels are at increased risk of sports injuries, especially if they engage in high-impact sports like football and soccer. Sports like baseball that require repetitive movements also increase your risk of sports injuries.

Common sports injuries include:

  • Fractures
  • Joint dislocations
  • Muscle and tendon strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Meniscus tears

Athletes can also suffer repetitive-use injuries like tennis elbow or jumper’s knee, which describes persistent tendon inflammation.

Girard Orthopaedic Surgeons Medical Group, Inc., provides comprehensive care for sports injuries in adults and teens. Dr. Tayyab specializes in nonsurgical techniques to relieve pain, inflammation, and other sports injury symptoms. He also provides educational resources to help lower your risk of further injuries during practice and games.

When should I seek medical attention for sports injuries?

Ideally, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Girard Orthopaedic Surgeons Medical Group, Inc., right after you experience any injury during sports. Even if you don’t have symptoms right away, sports injuries can get worse in time without proper treatment.

The symptoms of a sports injury can include:

  • Pain
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
  • Loss of range of motion in a joint
  • Inability to bear weight on your feet or ankles

If you’ve suffered a head injury or an open or bleeding wound, call 911 or seek immediate medical attention at the nearest hospital emergency room. Dr. Tayyab can follow up on your orthopaedic care after your hospital discharge.

How are sports injuries treated?

Girard Orthopaedic Surgeons Medical Group, Inc. provides a range of nonsurgical treatments to address orthopaedic sports injuries. Your treatment plan can initially include:

  • Rest
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Heat or ice therapy
  • Prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medication
  • Use of crutches and other assistive devices

If you’ve suffered a fracture, torn meniscus, or other severe injury, Dr. Tayyab could recommend surgery. He uses advanced, minimally invasive techniques to repair fractured bones or damaged soft tissues so that they heal correctly.

Physical therapy often restores complete muscle and joint function following an injury or surgery. You can also ask your therapist for additional tips to prevent further sports injuries during warmups and games.

Call the Girard Orthopaedic Surgeons Medical Group, Inc. office nearest you today to schedule an evaluation for sports injuries or book an appointment online.