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Sports Medicine for Athletes and Weekend Warriors

Sports Medicine for Athletes and Weekend Warriors

Whether you’re competing for a national championship, or a weekend warrior participating in local intramurals, you don’t want to miss a game because of an injury. You want to heal quickly and get back to doing what you love. The experienced sports medicine physicians at Pomona Valley Health Center are prepared to give you the care you need to restore your body. We are highly trained non operative musculoskeletal specialists who understand the framework of your body and the mechanics that make it function. Repetitive movements like lifting, throwing and twisting can accelerate wear and tear on your joints, muscles, cartilage, and bones. Trouble with any of these areas will make it difficult and painful to do the things that you love.

Signs you should see a sports medicine specialist

If you have any pain in your ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, back, or any of the symptoms below, you should seek medical treatment to avoid improper healing or re-injury:

  • Limited range of motion/stiffness
  • Difficulty or pain when performing normal daily tasks
  • Swelling, bruising, limping, locking or giving out
  • Infection in or around the injury

If you’ve suffered a minor injury, it’s important to seek medical advice and treatment before returning to sports. Injuries that are left untreated can heal improperly, limit your range of motion, and adversely affect your physical performance. PVHC physicians can get you back to the game that you love through their nonsurgical approach to treatment.

Our nonsurgical techniques include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis management
  • Concussion management
  • Exercise plans
  • Fracture management
  • Ultrasound-guided injections

We can also give you a full body assessment to determine muscle imbalances, poor mechanics, alignment issues or other potential problems that may affect your performance in the future. Our physicians will discuss the results and recommend exercises, rehab programs or lifestyle changes to help strengthen any weak or problem areas.

We understand that, with surgery, you’ll sit on the bench for longer than you’d like. Our approach aims to focus on a non-operative orthopedics program to keep athletes and weekend warriors, like you, in the game (or get you back in the game quickly). PVHC physicians employ effective, nonsurgical services and techniques that typically have shorter recovery times than surgery.

Whether you need preventive care or treatment for an existing issue, contact Pomona Valley Health Centers at (909) 526-1493 and schedule an appointment today.