Sports-Related Injuries

Sports Medicine Physiatrists in Fremont, CA

A physiatrist is experienced in handling injuries and disorders that affect the bones, muscles, and joints—in other words, the musculoskeletal system. If you are experiencing a sports injury affecting the bones, muscles, or joints, you may be well served by seeing a Fremont physiatrist at Washington Township Medical Foundation for diagnosis and treatment.

Physiatrists focus on a non-operative approach to treating musculoskeletal issues such as those affecting bones, joints, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The goal of treatment is to restore mobility and functionality while promoting the patient’s overall quality of life. This includes treatment for patients with sports injuries.

What Are Sports Injuries?

A sports injury can affect nearly anything on the body, but some of the more common examples of sports injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Back pain
  • Bone injuries / fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Heel pain
  • Inflammation of the joints
  • Lacerations / cuts
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain / knee injuries
  • Hamstring injuries

Rehabilitation for a sports injury from a physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) doctor—another way of saying a physiatrist—may include physical therapy, medication, and rest. See your physiatrist for advice regarding the optimal course of action after an injury. Our team at Washington Township Medical Foundation can help.