Sports Medicine Specialist

Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Centers

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine located in Lincoln Square & Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

Sports injuries are common, but getting the proper care needed to make a full recovery is essential if you’re an athlete. At Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers in the Lincoln Square or Wicker Park areas of Chicago, Illinois, skilled orthopedic specialists offer comprehensive sports medicine services to get you back on the rink, court, or field as quickly as possible. Call the office to schedule an evaluation with the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers team or book one online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers includes evaluations, diagnoses, and treatments of common injuries you may develop while playing sports. Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers specialists are highly trained in sports medicine care and use the most cutting-edge technology and procedures available.

What are the symptoms of sports injuries?

Common symptoms you may notice after a sports injury include:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Warmth
  • Redness
  • Sharp pain
  • Dull or aching discomfort
  • Bruising
  • Decreased joint range of motion
  • Reduced mobility
  • Diminished sports performance

You might feel or hear snapping, popping, or crunching sounds during a sports injury. You may also notice a visible deformity in a joint, bone, or muscle.

What are some common sports injuries?

Some of the most common sports injuries include:

  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon tears
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Medial cruciate ligament (MCL) injuries
  • Concussions
  • Muscle injuries
  • Joint inflammation 
  • Shin splints
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Joint dislocations
  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Minor sports injuries could go away on their own over time with proper at-home care, but in other cases, you might need medical intervention to make a full recovery.

How does my doctor diagnose sports-related injuries?

To find out which type of sports injury you have, the experts at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers discuss your symptoms, medical history, and accident history with you. They check your vital signs and complete a physical exam to look for signs of injuries. 

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers providers could recommend that you undergo blood testing, concussion evaluations, X-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds, MRIs, or other imaging procedures.

What are common sports medicine treatments?

Some of the many sports medicine treatments your Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers provider could recommend include:

Home care

Ice, rest, compression, and elevation (RICE) therapy is a good way to care for a minor sports injury at home.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy exercises can speed up recovery after a sports-related injury, strengthen tissues, and reduce the risk of future injuries.

Medications

Taking medications can reduce inflammation and pain associated with sports injuries.

Injections

Joint injections help enhance cell regeneration, reduce inflammation and pain, and speed up healing after sports-related injuries.

Surgery

If you have a severe sports injury, your Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers specialist may recommend that you undergo surgery to remove or repair damaged tissues. 

Don’t struggle with sports injury pain when highly effective sports medicine solutions are within reach at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.

Our Services

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Joint Replacement

Do your knees ache with every step you take? Is your shoulder so stiff in the morning that it refuses to move? Have you considered having a joint replacement surgery, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers' highly trained team can help you determine if a joint replacement is suitable for you.

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Fractures

More than one million fractures happen every year in the United States. If this statistic includes you, seek treatment right away to increase your chances of making a full recovery. The experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers diagnose and treat fractures to get you on the road to recovery quickly.

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Sports Medicine

Sports injuries are common, but getting the proper care needed to make a full recovery is essential if you’re an athlete. The specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer comprehensive sports medicine services to get you back on the rink, court, or field as quickly as possible.

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Pain and Injuries Treated

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Ankle & Foot Injuries

Ankle and foot injuries are common, especially if you play sports or have a chronic disease. Schedule an appointment with Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers to learn more about your options.

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Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries occur in your shoulder joint, which connects your torso to your upper arm. The joint is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Shoulder injuries are common, but you don’t have to live with the pain they often cause.

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Knee Pain

Knee pain is common, affecting most people at some point within their lifetime. Whether knee pain is due to an injury or degeneration associated with a disease, the experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer solutions.

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Hand and Wrist Pain

Hand and wrist pain can disrupt your life, causing problems with work, leisure-time activities, and ordinary daily routines. If you have persistent hand and wrist pain, it’s time to find out why and determine how to stop it.

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Back & Neck Pain

While common, neck and back pain can significantly diminish your quality of life. Fortunately, help is within reach at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers. The skilled medical team finds the root cause of your discomfort and treats it to give you the relief you deserve.

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Hip Pain

If you struggle to walk because of persistent hip pain, it’s time to consider your options for treatment. The team at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to ease pain and restore your hip function based on your individual needs.

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Elbow Pain

Elbow pain often results from overuse, and can significantly affect your ability to play sports or complete simple everyday tasks. Our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer solutions to ease elbow pain and restore your quality of life.

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Foot Pain

Foot pain can drastically hinder your quality of life by limiting mobility. If you experience long-lasting or severe foot pain, our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer conservative, medicinal, and surgical options for treating foot pain to get you back on your feet.

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