Sports Medicine Specialist

Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd.

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Therapy Services located in West Reading, Exeter, & Hamburg, PA

The human body is an amazing machine, capable of keeping up with most of your athletic pursuits. When you push your body past its limits, however, you need the right care to heal your injury and get you back into the game as quickly, and safely, as possible. At Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd., we offer comprehensive sports medicine to our patients throughout Berks County and beyond, helping them lead active lives long into the future. If you need expert sports medicine, call or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Our practice specializes in sports medicine for two reasons:

  • To help you heal properly after a sports injury
  • To help you prevent sports injuries

 

The distinction between the two is important since we not only bring considerable orthopaedic expertise to bear in helping you overcome an injury, we also invest in your future and work with you to prevent reinjury.

Through advanced treatments, including arthroscopic repairs, and comprehensive aftercare, namely physical therapy, our specialists work to restore function as quickly as possible so that you spend less time on the bench.

What are the most common sports injuries?

Most sports place considerable strain on your musculoskeletal system, favoring certain areas more than others depending upon the sport. For example, a tennis player is more apt to develop elbow or shoulder issues, while runners experience more injuries to their lower extremities. That said, there are some sports injuries that are more common, including:

  • Ankle sprain
  • Pulled groin
  • Hamstring strain
  • Knee injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and kneecap injuries
  • Tennis elbow and other forms of tendinitis
  • Shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff tears

 

This list is by no means comprehensive, but it gives you a good idea as to the scope of sports injuries.

How are sports injuries treated?

This question is tough to answer since sports injuries vary so widely. If surgery is required, we use minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques wherever possible, especially on your:

  • Shoulders
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Ankles

 

We perform a number of procedures, including:

  • ACL repair
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Meniscal repairs

 

Our team are experienced specialists who are able to address most sports injuries, including pediatric conditions that require a different standard of care.

By using minimally invasive techniques, we are able to repair your injury without the need for large incisions that damage surrounding tissue and prolong recovery.

As well, Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd. offers comprehensive physical therapy and occupational services at the West Reading and Exeter locations, allowing you to heal more quickly and successfully.

If you’d like to learn more about the sports medicine services at Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd., call or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.