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Sports Medicine Specialist

Orthopaedic Institute of Henderson -  - Orthopedic Surgery, Arthroscopy, & Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Institute of Henderson

Orthopedic Surgery, Arthroscopy, & Sports Medicine located in Henderson, NV

If you play sports and suffer an injury, the expert team of orthopedic surgeons at the Orthopaedic Institute of Henderson in Henderson, Nevada, is here for you. They offer many advanced sports medicine treatments to relieve pain and help your body heal. At the first sign of a severe or long-lasting sports injury, call the Orthopaedic Institute of Henderson or schedule an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine deals with the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of sports injuries. Getting the proper treatment for a sports injury is the best way to speed up healing and prevent reinjury. Early detection and treatment give you the best chance of making a full recovery.

What are common sports injuries?

Common sports injuries include:

  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Inflammation
  • Dislocation
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon or ligament tears
  • Shin splints
  • Joint injuries
  • Chronic pain

Immediately upon suffering a sports injury, see the Orthopaedic Institute of Henderson team for an evaluation.

How does my doctor diagnose a sports injury?

To find out what kind of sports injury you’ve suffered and how severe it is, your orthopedic specialist reviews your medical history, lifestyle, and symptoms. They complete a physical exam, paying particular attention to painful or injured areas.

Your provider might recommend you undergo blood tests, MRIs, CT scans, X-rays, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures to diagnose a sports injury and develop an effective treatment.

What are common sports medicine treatments?

Common sports medicine treatments include:

Home remedies

Your provider might recommend you try at-home remedies to treat minor sports injuries. Examples include resting the injured area, wearing a brace or splint, using ice or heat packs, using compression bandages, and keeping the injury elevated.

Fracture care

Fracture care includes resetting a displaced bone or wearing a cast until your injury heals.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy strength exercises and stretches can speed up the healing of a sports injury and prevent further problems.


Taking medications can reduce the inflammation and pain associated with a sports injury.


Injections can reduce inflammation and discomfort, lubricate your joints, and stimulate your body’s ability to heal itself. Examples of injections your provider can suggest include steroids, hyaluronic acid, or stem cells.


Your specialist might recommend that you undergo surgery in severe cases of a sports injury. Surgery can remove, repair, or replace injured tissue.

Don’t live with a crippling injury or one that won’t heal when sports medicine treatments available at the Orthopaedic Institute of Henderson can provide relief. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.