Sports Injuries

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Sports Injuries services offered in San Jose and Manteca, CA

With sports injuries, the stakes are high because you want to get back to playing quickly. At GoOrthopedic, with two offices in San Jose and Manteca, California, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kalle Stidham places your interests above all. He understands your unique needs as an athlete and helps you return to your sport using the most advanced techniques. From professional athletes to fitness enthusiasts, many active individuals trust GoOrthopedic for optimal results. To see how sports medicine can improve your function, call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries can affect anyone who maintains an active lifestyle. Whether you’re a professional athlete at the highest level of your sport or an avid weekend warrior, sports injuries can occur with sudden collisions, trips, falls, or poor movements. 

You can also experience sports injuries because of repetitive movements over a long period of time.

Any injury related to sports counts as a sports injury and therefore needs a sports injury-focused medical approach. 

What are the most common sports injuries?

Some of the most common sports injuries are:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Groin pull
  • Hamstring muscle strain
  • Tendonitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Labral tears 
  • Joint dislocations

Even the most careful and well-trained athletes can experience these types of injuries. 

When should I seek medical care for sports injuries?

As an athlete, your body lets you do your job. Allowing your body to function at less than its peak means putting yourself at risk for an injury or worsening an existing injury. So, if you have any sign of a sports injury, it’s important to reach out to GoOrthopedic immediately. 

Some signs that you need to reach out right away include: 

  • Constant or sporadic pain
  • Weakness
  • Stiffness
  • Change in movement patterns
  • Swelling
  • Joint instability
  • Difficulty bearing weight 
  • Difficulty training normally

It’s completely understandable if you feel that you just can’t spare time for rehab and recovery right now. But, if you try to power through an injury, it’s very likely to lead to a more serious situation later. Early treatment is always the best way to minimize downtime and ensure a good long-term result.

How are sports injuries treated?

GoOrthopedic uses an athlete-first approach to sports medicine. The practice understands that every athlete has a different body, varied health needs, and a unique recovery timeline. 

Your provider at GoOrthopedic works hand-in-hand with you to explain the different treatment options and then streamline those options into a customized recovery pathway just for you. 

Your recovery plan may include nonsurgical approaches such as restorative cell therapy or minimally invasive surgery like rotator cuff repair. Physical therapy goes alongside all treatment plans to help you transition back to your sport with your full strength and flexibility intact. 

If you have a sports injury, don’t hesitate to reach out to GoOrthopedic for help. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.