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Sports Medicine Specialist in South suburbs of greater chicago region

Sports Medicine 

Sports medicine is not just for professional athletics. Sports medicine encompasses anyone who wants to move without pain, from children on the soccer field, adults who exercise to maintain fitness or anyone with a physically demanding job that requires them to stand, walk, bend and stretch.

The team at Southland Orthopaedics will help relieve the pain of sprains, fractures, dislocations, tendonitis, inflammation, tears and rips of ligaments, tendons, muscles and cartilage. By using the latest evidence-based research, knowledge, and extensive experience, our orthopaedic specialists will guide you through physical therapy, medications, and other procedures. 

Working with you as a team, our goal will be to get you back to your preferred activity level as quickly as possible, all while ensuring a thorough, stable recovery. Whether you are experiencing sudden onset of pain or chronic pain whenever you move, call or make an appointment with Southland Orthopaedics to discuss treatment and pain relief options.


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Orthopaedic Specialties Near Me

Sports-Related Injury Treatments  

Did you know that over 3.5 million children and teenagers sustain sports-related injuries every year? Although injuries related to athletics and physical activity are highly common among young people, we are more likely to sustain injuries that linger as we get older. 

Sports injuries typically cause immediate pain or discomfort. However, repetitive motion or overuse injuries aren’t often noticed until long-term damage has already occurred. Such injuries can be diagnosed here with the orthopaedic specialists at Southland Orthopaedics. Our orthopaedic surgeons have years of clinical experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of sports and overuse injuries, and will customize a treatment plan to your unique needs. 

If your pain doesn’t subside in a day or two, make an appointment with a member of our team to discuss non-surgical pain relief and consider physical therapy. Get in touch with us for an evaluation today!

Injury Treatments for Athletes

Compassionate, Family-Centric Care

At Southland Orthopaedics, we value patient education just as much as we value proper treatment. Our team of board-certified orthopaedic surgeons and licensed physical therapists work to educate patients about how to best protect themselves from injuries, whether they’re out on the field or simply working from home. 

We offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical interventions to treat sports injuries, including:

  • Debridement
  • Bone Grafting
  • Physical therapy 

From knee injuries in athletes to wrist pain in office workers, Southland Orthopaedics has you covered. Call or make an appointment today to meet with a member of our team!

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Frequently Asked Questions 

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a branch of medicine focused on physical fitness, as well as the treatment and prevention of injuries that arise from exercise and athletics.

What are the most common sports related injuries?

  • Wrist injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • ACL and other ligament tears
  • Sprains and strains
  • Shin splints
  • Dislocated joints
  • Acute and stress fractures

How can I prevent sports injuries?

  • Rest after prolonged physical activity
  • Always wear proper sports gear
  • Strengthen your muscles
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Take regular breaks
  • Never play through pain

Am I at risk for sports injuries?

In general, children are most at risk for sustaining sports injuries, however, adults get them too. You are at risk of suffering from a sports injury if you are beginning a new sport or exercise regimen and you:

  • Have been sedentary
  • Don’t warm up before physical activity
  • Participate in contact sports