At Ogden Clinic, we use a comprehensive approach to athlete medical care by promoting wellness and preventative care, in addition to our thorough diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries in Utah. Our experienced athlete medical care team consists of sports medicine physicians, nutritionists, physical therapists, and orthopedic surgeons. We believe in the importance of good nutrition in combination with regular physical activity. While participating in sports is a healthy part of an active lifestyle, we know that injuries are bound to occur.
Sports medicine physicians at Ogden Clinic see a wide spectrum of sports injuries in children, teens, adults, and professional athletes. This includes simple ankle sprains and shin splints, groin pulls, and epicondylitis (tennis elbow). We also handle more severe injuries such as ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears, which are the most painful of common sports injuries. Athletes who participate in sports like soccer and basketball are most susceptible to ACL tears. Treatment plans for these common sports injuries range from ice, compression, and rest to surgery and physical therapy.
The specialists at Ogden Clinic are also very familiar with overuse sports injuries. Overuse injuries result from athletes having poor technique or form during their exercise routines. An example would be a baseball player failing to swing the baseball bat properly during batting practice. Overuse injuries also include stress fractures and tendinitis, such as patellar tendinitis. Overuse injuries are rarely severe enough to require surgery or a physical therapy regimen. The best way to recover from an overuse injury is to take a break from that particular sport or physical activity.
The athlete medical care team at Ogden Clinic has experience with many different kinds of procedures and surgeries related to sports medicine including:
To speak with an Ogden Clinic sports medicine doctor, contact Ogden Clinic today. We are proud to the serve the athletes in our community with preventive care and sport injury treatments.