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Sports Medicine Specialist

ALON Family Health

Family Medicine located in San Antonio, TX

If you have been injured while participating in a sport and need treatment, you need a team skilled in sports medicine. The team at ALON Family Health in San Antonio, Texas, know the importance of not only returning to your sport but also preventing future injuries. Call or book online today for the next available appointment to discuss your treatment options.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of sports-related injuries. If you play sports recreationally or are an amateur or professional athlete, the advice of the sports medicine team is vital in returning healthy. ALON Family Health works closely with you to treat an injury and creates a treatment plan for your safe return to sports activities.

ALON Family Health doctors also offer sports physicals to children and adults.

What does sports medicine treat?

Common injuries include ankle and wrist sprains, concussions, and fractures. These serious injuries require expert diagnosis and treatment. The main goal of ALON Family Health is helping you get moving again and preventing future injuries.

Other injuries or conditions ALON Family Health treats include:

  • Shoulder strain
  • Knee injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Joint pain
  • Strained back or neck

The team at ALON Family Health also provide advice on diet, exercise, and supplements.

What treatments does sports medicine provide?

Each injury is different, but the treatment of common injuries are usually the same. The team at ALON Family Health may suggest resting the injured body part, icing the area, wrapping the area if possible, and elevating for reduced swelling. In some cases, a break or fracture may need a cast or surgery for proper healing.

An important part of recovery is strength training and exercise. ALON Family Health believes in preventing an injury as the best course of treatment. During your healing time, the team will discuss the importance of stretching, safe techniques, and moderation while participating in sports.

Recurring injuries can lead to serious problems requiring surgery. The team suggests preventing future injuries whenever possible.

Is follow-up care needed for a sports injury?

After initial evaluation and diagnosis, you need follow-up care from ALON Family Health. The follow-up appointments ensure you’re healing correctly and progressing. Once your injury is ready for strengthening, the team provides you with exercises and stretches to help you prepare the injured area for return to normal use.

During your follow-up appointments, you should ask questions about how long recovery is expected and what you can do for prevention of re-injury.

If you have been injured and need a treatment plan that includes recovery and prevention, call ALON Family Health for the next available appointment or you can use the online booking feature at your convenience.