What Is Sports Medicine?
Sportsmedicine involves the prevention and treatment of injuries that occur through sports or other activities. Dr Prodromos completed a sports medicine fellowship at Harvard Medical School and is the former medical director of the Arena Football League. He will work with you to develop a plan to treat your problems. In most cases, athletic injuries can be successfully treated without surgery.
Prevention of Injuries
Prevention of injuries is one of the most important things you can do to take care of your body. Overworking a joint can lead to pain and, eventually, permanent damage.
When exercising, some simple steps can be done to minimize the risk of injury while still getting a good workout. See our exercising safely section for details.
When you have injured yourself, it is easy to reach for a bottle of pain medication to make you feel better. However, pain pills can cause problems and in some cases can increase the risk of permanent damage to your joint. Read about the risks and benefits of using pain pills and better ways to treat joint injuries on our No Pills – No Pain page.
Osteoporosis is a problem many people will face as they get older. Read about this problem and things that you can do to prevent or minimize the effects of osteoporosis on this page.