Sports Injuries

Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgeons located in McKinney, TX, Prosper, TX & Sherman, TX

Staying involved in sports is a great way to have fun and maintain a high level of fitness. When sports results in an injury like a sprain or dislocation, you can find comprehensive care and customized treatment of your sports injuries at Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Whether you need an accurate diagnosis or require surgery, the offices in McKinney, Prosper, and Sherman, Texas, are fully equipped with X-rays and the latest surgical technology to get you back in the game. Call for an appointment or book one online today. You can also drop into the McKinney clinic as a walk-in for immediate treatment.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are common sports injuries?

Sports injuries can happen because of direct impact with other players, falls, or due to overuse of your muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Some of the most common injuries caused by sports participation include:

  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • ACL injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears

Several overuse injuries are named after the sports that cause them like runner’s knee and tennis elbow.

What should I do if I’m injured playing sports?

The first thing you need to do following a sports injury is to stop playing and seek medical attention. In some cases, injuries left untreated can lead to worse pain and the risk of permanent damage to your soft tissues, bones, and nerves.

The McKinney office of Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers walk-in visits without an appointment so you can receive a fast and accurate diagnosis of your injury and its severity.

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

During your evaluation, you can expect to discuss your symptoms and the activities you were doing when you were injured. This can help your doctor pinpoint the cause of your pain and the type of injury you have.

Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offices are fully equipped with the latest diagnostic technologies, including X-rays and MRIs, which can confirm a diagnosis and rule out other issues.

Once your doctor confirms your diagnosis, they create a custom treatment plan to ease or eliminate your pain and restore function in the injured area. Getting treatment as soon as possible reduces your risk of more complicated medical issues and disability.

What treatments are available for sports injuries?

Depending on the type of injury you suffered, your Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine doctor will first recommend rest and ice therapy to reduce pain and inflammation. Physical therapy might also help strengthen your muscles and prevent additional injuries.

For serious injuries like complete rotator cuff tears or ACL damage, you can benefit from surgery. While not everyone needs surgery to recover from sports injuries, many minimally invasive techniques are available to repair severely damaged tendons and ligaments, including computer-assisted robotic surgery.

The goal of surgery is to restore your short-term and long-term function without unnecessary trauma to your body.

For a comprehensive diagnosis of sports injuries, visit the McKinney office as a walk-in or contact the office nearest you by phone or using the online booking feature.