Sports Medicine Specialist

New York Bone & Joint Specialists -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

New York Bone & Joint Specialists

Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Doctors located in New York City, NY

Sports injuries can keep you on the sidelines and off recuperating for extended periods of time. To help you fully recover and get back in the game as soon as possible, sports medicine expert Leon E. Popovitz, MD, and his team at New York Bone & Joint Specialists provide comprehensive sports injury care. Book your sports medicine evaluation at the NYC practice’s Upper East Side or Midtown West clinic locations today. Schedule online or over the phone.

Sports Medicine Q & A

Why should I see a sports medicine doctor?

Sports medicine is a specialized field of orthopedics that focuses on treating joint injuries sustained while training or playing sports or fitness pursuits. The primary goal is to help you get back into action as soon as possible while ensuring your body has what it needs to heal. You should see a sports medicine specialist if you have:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Sprains, strains, or fractures
  • Chronic tendinitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Groin or hamstring pulls
  • Lower back pain

While some sports injuries occur due to sudden trauma, others stem from overuse. Stress fractures, tennis elbow, and rotator cuff injuries are all examples of sports injuries that can occur from overuse.

Sports medicine can also give you the tools and guidance needed to increase performance and prevent injury. That’s a big part of why so many college and professional teams have orthopedic specialists on their staff.

How are sports injuries treated?

Dr. Popovitz and his team of top sports medicine practitioners are highly skilled in providing the latest and most advanced treatment solutions. Your sports injury treatment plan can incorporate various types of therapies, including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Casting, bracing, or splinting
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Icing or heating therapies

If these conservative therapies aren’t working for you, or if you have a severe sports injury, Dr. Popovitz may suggest surgery. Dr. Popovitz performs almost all orthopedic sports injury procedures using minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques. This way, you can expect superior results and faster healing.

Can I return to sports after an injury?

In most cases, yes. Sports injuries just take time to heal. It’s important to stick to your personalized sports injury treatment plan so you can fully recover and get back in the game.

Depending on your injury, it can take at least two to four weeks for you to be able to start performing certain exercises. If you needed surgery for your sports injury, your recovery time could be up to six to twelve weeks (or more).

Dr. Popovitz and his team work with you to ensure you’re healing properly and getting stronger day by day. Their goal is to help you get back to your sport or exercise regimen with no limitations.

New York Bone & Joint Specialists is home to some of the best sports medicine doctors in NYC. Book your sports medicine exam online, or call your closest clinic directly.