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- Topic Info:Sports medicine doctors have special training to restore function to injured patients so they can get moving again as soon as possible.
They are also knowledgeable about preventing illness and injury in active people.Although sports medicine doctors do work with professional athletes, they also treat children and teens involved in sports and adults who exercise for personal fitness, as well as people who have physically demanding jobs, like construction workers.
Signs of a significant injury include severe pain, swelling, numbness, and an inability to put any weight on the injured area.
William Greer, MD, is here to explain how most sports injuries do not require surgery.
Treatment for a sports injury can include the use of pain relievers and keeping the injured area immobilized with a cast or sling. In some cases, a surgical procedure may be required to repair torn tissue or realign bones.