Sports Medicine Physicians in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, FL
If you or your child sustain an injury while exercising, participating in sports, or any type of physical activity, you may require the services of a sports medicine doctor.
At Advanced Orthopedic Center, many of our physicians have special training in sports medicine and can help restore function so you or a loved one can get back to competing or doing what you enjoy as quickly as possible.
Although the term “sports medicine” implies that it’s reserved for professional athletes, it also provides treatment for children and adolescents involved in sports and adults who regularly exercise to maintain their personal fitness. Sports medicine can even cater to the needs of anyone who has a physically demanding job.
Contrary to popular belief, sports medicine is not a medical specialty. Most sports medicine doctors are certified in other fields such as internal medicine, family medicine, and orthopedics, but have received additional training to treat sports-related injuries.
At Advanced Orthopedic Center, our sports medicine doctors treat a wide variety of injuries including:
- Ankle sprains (e.g. Achilles tendon)
- Knee and shoulder injuries (e.g. rotator cuff, ACL tear, meniscal tear, shin splints)
- Tendonitis (e.g. tennis elbow)
- Cartilage injuries (knee, shoulder, hip)
In addition, the sports medicine doctors at Advanced Orthopedic Center can provide advice proper nutrition, supplements, beneficial exercise, and injury prevention. To schedule an appointment with one of our specially trained sports medicine doctors, call our office at (941) 629-6262 or simply use our online appointment request form.