Pontchartrain Orthopedics & Sports Medicine treats athletes of all ages and athletic levels. Our team believes in improving the active experience of their patients, through the use of education, science, and clinical expertise. When an injury is holding you back, our physicians are ready to work with you to find a treatment solution, so you can return to the activities you enjoy.
What is Sports Medicine?
Many athletes find themselves in need of a sports medicine physician at some point in their athletic careers. These patients might suffer from a variety of injuries, such as sprains, groin pulls, shin splints, ACL tears, tennis elbow, fractures, knee and shoulder injuries, tendonitis, concussions, or cartilage injuries. In addition, sports medicine physicians can provide advice on injury prevention, exercise, and nutrition.
If you find yourself having sustained an injury during exercise or sports, it is probably best to seek the help of an emergency room first. Significant injuries, with symptoms such as severe pain, swelling, or numbness, likely need immediate attention. Once pain and swelling has subsided, or if your injury is minor, it may be time to contact a sports medicine physician to establish a treatment plan.
Many injuries from sports do not require surgery. In some cases, minimally-invasive surgery can be used to repair torn tissue or realign bones. At Pontchartrain Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our sports medicine physicians are familiar with a wide variety of sports injuries, and how to treat them. Our physicians utilize advanced techniques, such as arthroscopic surgery, fracture management techniques, and sports injury management techniques, to treat each patient’s unique needs.
OUR OTHER SPECIALITIES
We offer a broad range of orthopedic services, including total joint replacements, arthroscopic surgery, fracture management, and viscous injections. The team at Pontchartrain Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating your orthopedic needs.
Pain can prevent even the most active people from living their lives comfortably. We at Pontchartrain Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offer a wide range of pain management options to suit your unique needs, including interventional spine treatments, botox injections, and ultrasound guided injections.
Our physical therapists work together with our physicians to create a multidisciplinary rehabilitation plan tailored to meet each patient’s unique needs. With the help of treatment options such as manual therapy and dry needling, our physical therapists can establish a clear path to recovery for their patients.