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.