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Sports Medicine And Sports Related Injuries Specialist

A&U Family Medicine

Family Medicine located in Riverstone, Sugar Land, TX

Sports injuries are common, affecting just over 34 in 1,000 people in the United States every year. If a sports injury sidelines you, trust Hammad Zaidi, MD, and his experienced sports medicine team with your care. At A&U Family Medicine in Sugar Land, Texas, they use the most advanced sports medicine and sports-related injury treatments to get you back on the field, court, or ice quickly. The next time you or your child get injured, schedule an appointment with A&U Family Medicine over the phone or online today.

Sports Medicine and Sports Related Injuries

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries are common injuries that affect athletes of all ages. Running, cutting, changing direction quickly, jumping, overuse, and tackling increase your risk of getting injured. Common sports-related injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Swollen or torn muscles
  • Knee injuries
  • Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shin pain

If you experience an injury that doesn’t subside on its own or causes severe pain, see Dr. Zaidi for a comprehensive evaluation.

What are the symptoms of a sports injury?

Recognizing the symptoms of a sports injury helps you know when to treat the injury before it becomes severe. Examples include:

  • Mild or severe muscle, joint, or bone pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Popping or crunching sounds
  • An obvious deformity
  • Weakness
  • Instability
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Limited mobility

Proper at-home care or medical intervention increases your chance of making a speedy, full recovery after a sports-related injury.

What is the treatment for sports injuries?

To establish the most appropriate treatment for your sports injury, Dr. Zaidi reviews your medical history and symptoms and examines the injured area. He may use diagnostic imaging tests, such as X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans, to diagnose your condition. Dr. Zaidi and his team might recommend:

At-home care

Sometimes caring for your injury at home is all that’s needed to make a full recovery. Examples include ice, heat, rest, elevation, compression, wearing a brace, or taking over-the-counter pain relievers.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy helps strengthen your muscles and joints to accelerate healing, break up scar tissue, ease pain, and lower your risk of reinjury. Dr. Zaidi might recommend physical therapy in place of surgery or postsurgery to improve your outcome.

Joint injections

Dr. Zaidi and his team offer minimally invasive joint injections to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and enhance healing of knee and other joint-related sports injuries.

Surgery

In severe cases, your sports injury may warrant surgery to fully restore body function and maximize athletic performance after you heal. If this is the case for you, Dr. Zaidi refers you to a qualified orthopedic surgeon in the area to ensure you receive top-quality care.

Which sports medicine treatment is right for me?

Dr. Zaidi recommends the least invasive sports medicine treatment first but understands the importance of making a full recovery with the least amount of pain. You have a voice in your treatment and help make decisions regarding your care.

Don’t let a sports injury sideline you longer than it has to. Schedule an appointment with A&U Family Medicine over the phone or use the online booking tool today.