Sports medicine involves diagnosis and treatment of injuries obtained through physical fitness and other exercise-related activity. Some of the most common sports injuries include:
- Muscle cramps
- Muscle strains
- Ankle and foot sprains
- Shin splints
- Knee injuries
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Stress fractures
As a general rule, doctors suggest repetitive cycles of rest, ice, compression and elevation at the initial occurrence of a sports-related injury. However, many sports injuries require medical attention and sometimes include surgery and/or physical therapy.
At Northeast Georgia Medical Center, our sports medicine team is trained to handle various degrees of injuries and conditions resulting from physical activity. We offer the most advanced medical treatment options available, from preventative care to surgical procedures. It is our goal to get you back to what you love to do as quickly as possible.
Contact one of our experienced sports medicine physicians today if you have experienced a sports-related injury. For general orthopedic questions, you can call 770-219-8214.