Sports Medicine

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Sports injuries are a common problem among athletes, both professional and recreational. While most sports injuries are minor and can be treated with simple rest and over-the-counter pain medications, more serious injuries can have significant long-term consequences if not properly diagnosed and treated. The importance of correctly diagnosing sports injuries cannot be overstated.

At Comprehensive Orthopaedics, we know how important it is to accurately diagnose sports injuries. Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, injuries can happen and keep you away from your favorite activities for extended period of time. Get your treatment plan that will get you back to your freedom and to your favorite sports activities. Our sports medicine specialists and orthopaedic doctors will provide the most effective therapy to speed up your recovery. Schedule an appointment with one of our sport medicine doctors.

Our sports medicine surgeons

Dr. Jon C. Driscoll

Dr. Aaron S. Covey


One of the most serious sports injuries is an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear. This is a serious injury that can take a long time to heal and can require surgery. Symptoms of ACL tears include pain, swelling, and difficulty straightening the knee. Treatment typically involves rest, physical therapy, but often also surgery.

Meniscal tears are another common type of sports injury, often found in athletes who play contact sports such as football or soccer. Symptoms of a meniscal tear include pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the knee. Treatment typically involves rest, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery.

Runner’s knee, or patellofemoral pain syndrome, is a condition that affects many runners, causing pain around the kneecap area. It is one of the most common overuse injuries among runners and can be caused by a combination of factors, including improper running technique, too much mileage or intensity, weak hip muscles, tight calf muscles, or poor foot biomechanics.

Stress fractures are usually caused by too much repetitive impact on the bones. When muscles become tired, they are unable to absorb the shock of each foot strike, causing the force to be absorbed by the bones instead. If the bones are not given enough time to recover and rebuild, a stress fracture can occur. The most common signs of a stress fracture are pain, swelling, and tenderness in the affected area.

Golfer’s elbow is another overuse injury, caused by damage to the tendons in the inner elbow. Symptoms include pain, tenderness, and weakness in the inner elbow, and difficulty gripping objects. Treatment is similar to tennis elbow, and can include icing the elbow, using a brace or splint, and physical therapy.

Tennis elbow is a condition caused by overuse of the forearm muscles. Symptoms include pain and tenderness in the outer elbow, weakness in the forearm muscles, and difficulty gripping objects. Treatment typically involves rest and physical therapy, and in some cases, the use of a brace or splint to reduce stress on the elbow.

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