A Sports Medicine Doctor Can Help You Get Back into the Game in Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News, or a Nearby VA Community
A sports medicine doctor is a physician who is specially trained to treat athletic and physical fitness-related injuries and conditions affecting the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons that make up the musculoskeletal system of the body. A sports medicine physician is a subspecialist who can provide comprehensive medical attention to active individuals. Athletes and non-athletes alike in Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News, and the surrounding Virginia areas can receive unprecedented, patient-centric orthopaedic care from the sports medicine physicians at Tidewater Orthopaedics.
Each sports medicine doctor at Tidewater Orthopaedics is committed to providing highly individualized treatment to help our patients get back into the game as quickly as possible. As providers of orthopaedic care in the Hampton Roads area, our practice treats athletes of all levels, and we serve as team physicians for Hampton University, Hampton City Schools, and the Apprentice School operated by Newport News Shipbuilding.
In general, it’s advisable to see a sports medicine doctor if you:
- Are experiencing severe pain, swelling, or numbness following an injury
- Cannot move or put weight on an injured body part
- Cannot walk
- Have a joint that buckles or gives way when you try to use it
- Are in doubt about the seriousness of an injury or how to properly care for it
The diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries often requires a team approach. After confirming a diagnosis, we pair each patient with a doctor who is trained and experienced in treating the patient’s specific condition. What’s more, each fellowship-trained sports medicine doctor at Tidewater Orthopaedics works collaboratively with our in-house group of highly specialized physical therapists to design the most appropriate treatment plan for each patient.
Whether you’re a serious athlete pursuing a career in sports in Hampton, VA, or you like to hit the gym regularly to stay fit in Williamsburg, VA, Tidewater Orthopaedics is prepared to meet all of your sports medicine needs. Call us today at 757-827-2480.