Regular exercise is good for your health. However, if you fail to warm up properly or train too hard, you may be placing yourself at risk of developing a sports injury. Orthopedic sports medicine surgeon and regenerative orthopedist Austin Yeargan III MD, at The Regenerative Medicine Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries. He takes a simple approach to care that’s focused on healing your injury quickly so you can get back to your activity faster. For expert care of your sports injury, contact the office in Wilmington, North Carolina, by phone or use the online booking tool to schedule an in-office or telemedicine appointment.
Sports injuries can occur from many causes. Some you can control, some you can’t. You may be at risk of developing a sports injury if you’re
You may also be at risk of developing a sports injury if you play a contact sport, such as football. Of course, a sports injury may also simply be accidental.
No matter the cause, proper medical care is needed to ensure the healing of your injury so you can get back to doing the sports and activities you enjoy.
You can injure almost any part of your body when exercising or engaging in an organized sport. Some of the most common sports injuries include:
Depending on the type of sport you play, you may also be at risk of a head injury, which requires immediate medical attention to assess you for a concussion.
Dr. Yeargan is an orthopedic sports medicine specialist and conducts comprehensive evaluations when you come to the office with a sports injury. First, he reviews your medical history and how your injury occurred, as well as your usual exercise routine.
Then, he conducts a physical examination, paying close attention to your injured body part. He may perform various tests to further evaluate your injury to assist with a diagnosis. If imaging hasn’t already been completed, Dr. Yeargan may also request diagnostic imaging, such as an X-ray or MRI to confirm or rule out the type of sports injury you have.
Dr. Yeargan develops individualized treatment plans based on the type of injury you have, the severity of your injury, your overall health, and the type of sport you play. Despite being an experienced orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Yeargan always takes the simplest most natural approach to healing a sports injury and may recommend:
Dr. Yeargan is also a regenerative orthopedist and may suggest stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to assist in the healing of your sports injury. These forms of regenerative medicine support your body’s natural healing process and may help you recover faster without the need for more invasive treatments.
Don’t let your sports injury keep you from getting back in the game. Call The Regenerative Medicine Clinic or click the online booking button to schedule an appointment with the experienced sports medicine regenerative orthopedist.