Patients who sustain orthopedic injuries during sports or physical activities should not have to wait in long emergency room lines. At Total Ortho Express in Massapequa and Deer Park, our Orthopedic and Sports Medicine specialists are here 7 days a week as well as evenings and weekends. The advantages of choosing Total Ortho Express over the emergency room include saving time, money and frustrations. At a Total Ortho Express, sports injuries can be diagnosed and treated appropriately. Some of the most common sports injuries include the following:

 

1. Ankle sprains and fractures

Ankle sprains and fractures commonly occur during sports that require running. Ankle fracture are especially common in football, soccer, track, and gymnastics. The symptoms of pain, swelling, and possible bruising usually present after a sprain or fracture. At Total Ortho Express, an athlete who sustains a sports-related ankle injury will receive the best treatment available. The mechanism of injury will be determined, a physical exam will be performed, and x-rays will be taken and reviewed.

Once an official diagnosis is made, an appropriate treatment plan will be prescribed. Initial symptoms will be treated using RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) and pain and anti-inflammatory medications. If immobilization is necessary, a cast, splint, or brace can be put on the ankle. If surgery is needed, it can be scheduled for a future date with one of our Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons.

2. Knee ligament sprains and tears 

Knee ligament sprains and tears are another common sports injury. They typically occur during sports that require running, jumping, and quickly changing directions. The most common ligaments to be sprained or torn include the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), medial collateral ligament (MCL). Posterior collateral ligament (PCL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprains and tears can also occur. All of these injuries can be seen at Total Ortho Express. A quick and accurate diagnosis will be given to help patients start treatment as soon as possible.

3. Wrist sprains and fractures

Wrist sprains and fractures are sustained when an athlete falls on an outstretched arm. Sprains and fractures usually involve pain, swelling, and possibly bruising. An orthopedic specialist performs a physical examination and reviews x-rays to determine the severity of the injury. Nonsurgical treatment measures are usually prescribed for wrist sprains and fractures that do not involve serious ligament tears or a fracture that extends into the joint (an intra-articular fracture). Nonsurgical treatment usually consists of immobilization is a cast, splint, or brace.

4. Shoulder Injuries

Because the shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the body, it undergoes a tremendous amount of force and rotation each day.  When the ligaments and muscles of the shoulder are overused or overstressed, painful injuries can occur.  Many of the common shoulder injuries we see are rotator cuff tears, shoulder fractures, shoulder dislocations and injuries to the soft tissue and muscles of the shoulder.

Total Ortho Express in Massapequa and Deer Park

Athletes who injure themselves can get the very best medical attention at Total Ortho Express. Our convenient locations in Massapequa and Deer Park and flexible hours allow athletes to come to our clinic immediately after their injury. The road to a fast recovery starts at Total Ortho Express!