Sports Medicine

Capitol Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Orthopedic Surgery & Rehabilitation located in Rockville, MD & Damascus, MD

Exercise is an important part of staying healthy, but sometimes your favorite physical activities cause injuries that require particular medical care. The team of experts at Capitol Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation offer a full spectrum of sports medicine services, including on-site physical therapy, at two convenient locations in Rockville and Damascus, Maryland. If you or a loved one has experienced a sports injury, call or book an appointment online.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine describes an area of medical diagnosis and care focused on injuries and complications that affect athletes and people engaged in physical fitness programs. The goal of sports medicine is to achieve optimal athletic performance and training goals while preventing injury.

The expert sports medicine physicians at Capitol Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation diagnose and treat a wide range of injuries and conditions, including acute injuries that result from trauma and chronic overuse injuries like tendonitis.

What are Some Common Sports Injuries?

You don’t need to be an athlete to experience a sports injury. Many injuries occur during regular physical activities, such as taking a hike or playing with your grandchildren. The most common sports injuries include:

  • Knee injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Shin splints
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff tear

These injuries may affect various parts of your musculoskeletal system, including your bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. Sports injuries may occur suddenly, like after a fall, or slowly over time. Injuries that result from repetitive motions over time are called overuse injuries.

How Do You Prevent Sports Injuries?

Not only do the sports medicine specialists at Capitol Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation provide accurate diagnosis and treatment for your sports injury, but they also work with you to prevent injuries from recurring in the future.

Their on-site physical therapy facility provides excellent opportunities to learn exercises and techniques to help you achieve peak physical performance. The friendly and knowledgeable physical therapists can also teach you how to warm up effectively and stretch tight muscles to avoid injury.

How Do You Diagnose and Treat Sports Injuries?

First, your provider at Capitol Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation performs a physical exam and reviews your symptoms and medical history. They may perform imaging tests, such as an X-ray or MRI, to evaluate your limb or joint.

Once they’ve diagnosed your condition, they develop an individualized treatment plan to best suit your needs. Depending on your specific injury, treatment may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Joint injections
  • Medications

If your pain and symptoms don’t improve with conservative therapies, they may recommend surgery. Capitol Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation has a highly skilled team of orthopaedic surgeons who practice the most advanced procedures.

For expert care in sports medicine, call Capitol Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation or book an appointment online.