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Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine & Non-Surgical Orthopedic Physicians located in Boulder and Centennial, CO

Sports Medicine services offered in Centennial and Boulder, CO

Playing sports has tremendous mental and physical health benefits, but injuries are almost inevitable. If you need an expert in sports medicine, visit the Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics office in Boulder or Centennial, Colorado, for first-class care. The practice’s experienced sports medicine specialists use the latest, proven techniques to get you back in the game without delay. Call your nearest office to learn more about sports medicine or schedule a consultation today via the online booking form.

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine prevents and treats sports injuries and helps you improve your performance. Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics sees all types of athletes and physically active patients for acute and chronic conditions affecting the:

  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Bones
  • Cartilage
  • Nerves

The experienced sports medicine experts also help you avoid future sports injuries and tailor your fitness regime to optimize your well-being and results.

What conditions might require sports medicine treatment?

Common injuries that might benefit from sports medicine treatment include:

Muscle injuries

Cramping, strains, and tears are among the most frequent sports injuries.

Ligament sprains

Ligaments link the bones in your joints together, enabling you to move and providing stability. Under enough stress, ligaments can stretch too far, causing a mild sprain. In severe cases, they may tear partially or completely.

Tendon disorders

Tendons attach muscles to bones. Like ligaments, they can stretch too far, causing acute strains and tears. They’re also vulnerable to overuse injuries when you make the same movements repeatedly over long periods. Common overuse injuries include Achilles tendinitis in the ankle, tennis and golfer’s elbow, and rotator cuff damage in the shoulder.

Bone and joint injuries

Fractures are breaks in your bones. Dislocations occur when the bones in the joint separate, usually causing tendon, ligament, and/or muscle damage.

Cartilage damage

Cartilage, like the labrum surrounding the socket part of your hip or the meniscus in your knee, can tear under enough force. The articular cartilage on the ends of your bones could also suffer damage.

Chronic pain is often due to previous injuries failing to heal correctly. Overuse and trauma also accelerate osteoarthritis development that wears away protective cartilage in your joints.

What sports medicine treatments might I need?

Initial sports medicine treatment typically involves resting, taking anti-inflammatory medication, and applying ice packs. Treatments that can help with persistent or more severe sports injuries include:

  • Steroid injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Extracorporeal pulse activation therapy (EPAT)
  • Dextrose prolotherapy
  • Plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF)
  • Microfragmented adipose tissue grafts (MFAT)
  • Bone marrow aspirate and bone marrow concentrate (BMA and BMC)
  • Focused shockwave therapy (FSW)
  • Subchondral (intraosseous) bone marrow concentrate

As you begin to recover, physical therapy is essential for proper healing. You might require chiropractic treatment or myofascial release for some conditions — Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics can refer you to trusted experts in these fields.

Call the office for more information on sports medicine or schedule a consultation online today.