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Sports Medicine

Participating in sports, exercise, or frequent physical activity can sometimes lead to injuries. If these injuries go untreated, they can lead to lasting complications, preventing you from returning to your sport. At Coastal Ortho, located in El Segundo and Torrance, California, the team has expertise in preventing, diagnosing, and treating sports injuries. Call Coastal Ortho or use the online booking tool to receive the specialized care you need today. 


What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine refers to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sports-related injuries. Whether the injury occurs during sports practice, exercise, or general physical activity, it can result in severe damage to your bones, muscles, tendons, and joints if left untreated. 

This can cause lasting complications; however, sports medicine can help prevent developing issues and provide several treatments to your injury through physical therapy, advanced medicine, surgery, and more. 

What types of issues does sports medicine treat?

If you’ve suffered an injury from sports, exercise, or physical activity, you may require sports medicine. Common signs and symptoms of such injuries include severe or ongoing pain, inflammation, bruising, redness, weakness, stiffness, and decreased mobility or range of motion. 

Such symptoms may be the cause of sports injuries like:

  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Tendinitis
  • Knee cartilage injuries
  • Meniscal tears
  • Nerve compression injuries
  • Foot injuries
  • ACL/MCL injuries

The team of orthopedic specialists at Coastal Ortho discuss your symptoms with you, using physical evaluations, X-rays, and magnetic resonance images (MRIs) to diagnose your sports injury and determine the best treatment for you.  

What are standard sports medicine treatments?

Specializing in shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, hand, wrist, foot and ankle injuries, the team at Coastal Ortho provides several treatment options with sports medicine. 

Depending on the type and severity of the injury, they may suggest taking pain relievers and putting ice on the injured area while resting or wearing a cast or sling to help immobilize the injured body part for proper healing. The team may recommend surgery to repair complicated tears or broken bones in more severe cases.

Coastal Ortho also provides physical therapy or aqua therapy to help you restore proper function and strength in your injured body part. In addition, they administer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections which use your body’s own blood cells to accelerate proper healing in the affected area. 

If you participate in sports or frequent physical activity and have suffered an injury, call Coastal Ortho in Torrance and El Segundo, California, today. You can also use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today and learn more about sports medicine. 

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