Sports Injury Specialist

Crescent City Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Greater New Orleans, Metairie, LA

Whether you're a pro at your sport or just a weekend warrior, injuries are always a risk. If you're injured while playing a sport or participating in an athletic activity, you need to work with a Metairie, Louisiana, doctor who understands the needs of an athlete. Crescent City Orthopedics has surgeons on staff who are award-winning athletes themselves, and they have keen insight into what it takes to get an athlete back on the court or field fully recovered.

Sports Injury Q & A

Crescent City Orthopedics

What types of injuries are athletes at risk for?

The types of injuries athletes are at risk for are as varied as the types of sports out there. Some common types of injuries connected to sports include:

  • Bursitis and similar overuse injuries
  • Runner's knee
  • Shin splints
  • Stress fractures
  • Lower back pain
  • Meniscal tear
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Broken bones
  • Joint dislocation

Some of these injuries occur due to trauma on the field, such as a collision with another player or twisting your ankle while running. Others develop slowly over time as the muscles react to the constant stress that sports activities cause.

Either type of injury can stop your athletic career quickly if you don't receive adequate treatment.

When should you see a doctor for a sports injury?

When pain, swelling, or other discomfort doesn't go away with a day or two of rest, or if the pain seems particularly severe, it's essential to get it examined. Continuing to work out with an injury without a doctor's approval can lead to more severe injuries.

How are sport or athletic injuries treated?

When you come to Crescent City Orthopedics with a sports-related injury, your surgeon first determines the location and extent of the injury. Doing so dictates the best course of treatment. Some standard treatment options include:

  • Rest and ice
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain medication
  • Bracing the injured limb
  • Surgical repair of the injury

The goal of treating your injury is to always start with the most conservative treatment, then move on to more invasive options only as needed based on the extent of your injury.

How long does recovery from a sports injury take?

Recovery varies from one patient to the next based on the extent and age of the injury. Because many of the doctors at Crescent City Orthopedics are athletes themselves or work alongside professional athletes, the treatment you receive moves beyond just healing your injury.

Your doctor teaches you how to avoid a future injury or a recurrence of your existing injury. That lets you get back on the field or court with confidence.

If you've suffered a sports injury, trust the knowledge and experience of the surgeons at Crescent City Orthopedics to help you get back to normal as quickly as possible.

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