Sports Medicine

Sweetwater Sports Medicine of Oakbend Medical Center

Physical Therapist located in Sugar Land, TX

Whether you’re a football player or a dancer, injuries happen, and when you’re recovering from a sports-related injury, your goal is to get back in the action, which requires a treatment plan designed to rebuild strength and flexibility. The physical therapy team at Sweetwater Sports Medicine at OakBend Medical Center in Sugar Land, Texas has in-depth training to provide the most advanced treatment options for your injury. Get on the road to recovery by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What are some common sports injuries?

The team of specialists at Sweetwater Sports Medicine treat numerous sports injuries. Some of the most common include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Tennis or golf elbow
  • Back pain
  • Knee injuries such as runner’s knee
  • Concussions

How do I know if I have an injury?

Your endorphins may be running high during a game, but if you have a severe injury, your body usually lets you know with a pain indicator. As an athlete, you push yourself hard, but if you’re experiencing abnormal pain and continue your usual workout or game, you could make your injury worse.

Symptoms that might indicate a serious injury include:

  • Muscle pain
  • Instability, including in your ankle or knee
  • Confusion or head pain
  • Hearing a pop sound come from your body, which might indicate a ligament or muscle tear

How does physical therapy help a sports injury?

The physical therapists at Sweetwater Sports Medicine are trained to manage sports injuries to help you heal and return to your pre-injury status. The team develops a treatment plan — including the number of visits you need each week and the length of your treatment time — specific to your injury and athletic goals.

Treatment options might include:

  • Strengthening and stretching exercises
  • Developing a home exercise program
  • Using ultrasound or electrical muscle stimulation
  • Applying athletic tape

In addition to a home exercise program, the team provides suggestions for how you should treat your injury to minimize discomfort, including:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • A brace
  • Proper footwear and other protective gear

How can I prevent a sports injury?

While the Sweetwater Sports Medicine team aims to get you back on the field, they also want to work to prevent you from getting another injury. They recommend:

  • Wearing your protective gear
  • Warming up and stretching before practice and events
  • Allowing time to rest and recuperate
  • Avoiding play or practice with an injury

If you need physical therapy to help you recover from a sports injury, call the office or book an appointment online.