Discover the many ways our orthopedist in St. Thomas and St. Croix can treat your sports-related injuries!
No matter whether you are an avid runner or you enjoy group sports like football or soccer, at some point you may be faced with an injury. When that happens, what will you do? Sure, some minor injuries can be treated with simple at-home care but it’s also important to know when to see a specialist for treatment. Read on to learn more about some of the common sports injuries that we treat, and call our offices in either St. Thomas or St. Croix for personal care from Dr. Jeffrey Chase!
Sports injuries specifics
Some of the most common sports injuries include,
- Sprained ankle
- Strained hamstring
- Shin splints
- Knee injuries (e.g. torn ACL)
- Tennis elbow
- Pulled groin muscle or ligament
- Torn muscles
As you can see, most sports injuries usually include some type of sprain or strain of the muscles or ligaments. Usually this issue is minor and will go away with proper rest and self-care. However, you should visit one of our offices in either St. Thomas or St. Croix for care if you are dealing with,
- Severe pain and swelling
- Muscle weakness or instability
- The inability to bear weight on the affected extremity
- Numbness or tingling
- Decreased mobility or range of motion
What can an orthopedist do for my sports injuries?
The type of injury you are dealing with will determine how we handle the issue. While minor conditions may benefit from something simple like rest, pain relievers, icing, and compression, if you are dealing with any of the serious problems listed above, it’s time to see a doctor. Our treatment plans may offer several therapeutic options including,
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
- Steroid injections
- Surgery (in severe cases in which nonsurgical treatment options aren’t working)
We also offer a full range of musculoskeletal care and treatment options to help athletes regain full recovery. We are dedicated to creating the most effective treatment plan to speed up your recovery and help prevent injuries in the future!
Give us a call!
Do you have questions about the orthopedic services we offer? Are you dealing with a sports injury? If so, call Virgin Islands Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine today. We have offices in St. Thomas and St. Croix to serve you better!