The Joy of Working Out

At the age of 16, I started exercising regularly. This decision drastically changed my life for the better. I lost an enormous amount of weight and went down three dress sizes. Unfortunately, I had to undergo orthopedic surgery 8 years ago to remove torn cartilage from my left knee. After my surgery, I was afraid to work out due to the continual swelling in my knee. Thankfully, I made an appointment with my orthopedic doctor to talk about this issue. This medical professional prescribed a comfortable and protective knee brace for me to wear while exercising. On this blog, I hope you will discover how an orthopedic doctor can help you exercise again.

A Sports Medicine Doctor Can Help You Heal Your Injury


If you are an athlete, you take good care of your body because you cannot perform in your chosen sport without it. That's why it's important that you get medical care from someone who has the training to take care of athletes. That's why you need to see a sports medicine specialist. 

Sports Medicine

This branch of medicine focuses on treating and preventing injuries that are associated with sports and fitness. Sports medicine doctors and teams work with athletes at all levels, but they don't just work with athletes. They also work with people who have gotten injured through exercise or trying to stay fit. So, a sports medicine doctor would work with a top collegiate football player and someone who fell on their daily jog. A doctor specializing in sports medicine generally works through an orthopedic practice because there is a lot of cross-over in care. Sports medicine often involves teamwork, so you will see the doctor to figure out the issue, and then they will help you get set up with their team for the treatment. What are some of the things that a sports medicine team can do after they have a treatment plan from the doctor?

Physical Therapy

One of the things that the doctor can set up is physical therapy. PT can do a lot of things for you, depending on what your goals are. It can help you rehab from an injury by allowing you to learn how to work around and strengthen the injured area. The exercises you learn from physical therapy will also help bring blood into the area, which can help reduce inflammation and increase healing. Physical therapy can also help you become more flexible, which can help you when you are playing your sport and help prevent an injury while you are playing. The therapist can also help you with pain control. They can do that through therapeutic massage, fitting you for braces, and showing you things that you can do at home to help you deal with your condition's pain. Pain inhibits healing, so learning how to mitigate your pain on your own can help you heal better. 

It doesn't matter if you are a world-class athlete or a person who fell over while out exercising; a sports medicine doctor can help you deal with your injury. They can also help you prevent any further damage to that injury. 

For more information on sports medicine, contact a professional near you.


28 June 2022