Sports Medicine Specialist

Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Florida, P.A.

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Fort Myers, FL

At Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Florida, P.A in Fort Myers, Florida, Edward R. Dupay, Jr., DO, and his team provide high-quality, comprehensive treatment for all of your sports-related injuries. Whether you’re a student athlete or a weekend warrior, Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Florida will get you moving again as soon as possible. Call and schedule your next-day visit, or book your appointment online.

Sports Medicine

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine deals with the treatment and prevention of sport-related injuries. If you or a loved one is injured while exercising or playing a sport, sports medicine helps you access the specialist care you need. If you live an active lifestyle, sports medicine helps you minimize your chances of injury and maintain physical fitness.

Your doctor uses a number of evaluations, including X-rays, physicals, and 3D imaging, to diagnose sports-related conditions and determine your risk for certain injuries. 

What conditions can be treated with sports medicine?

Sports medicine helps patients address a long list of conditions, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Sprained ankles
  • Joint injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dislocation
  • Cartilage damage

Your doctor can also help you stay active when dealing with chronic conditions like asthma. Sports medicine providers play an important role in preventive health care. Your evaluations and medical history help your doctor make recommendations for exercises and nutritional changes that can improve your health and help decrease your risk of injury. 

Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Florida specializes in conservative treatment of sports-related injuries. Most conditions can be treated without surgery and can be addressed through pain management and immobilization (rest and elevation). For patients who require surgical intervention, the team specializes in minimally invasive methods like arthroscopic surgery. 

How can I prevent sports-related injuries?

All forms of physical activity pose some risk of injury. The most common forms of sports-related injuries (sprains, strains, and stress fractures) are often caused by overuse. Steps you can take to reduce your risk for these conditions include:

  • Flexibility exercises
  • Muscle strengthening exercises
  • Plan at least one rest day
  • Wear protective equipment
  • Take breaks when exercising
  • Do not play through the pain

Sports-related injuries are highly preventable. The team at Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Florida helps patients improve their performance and maximize participation in physical activity. Physical activity is important for your overall health. Sports medicine ensures you’re able to safely maintain an active lifestyle. 

If you or a loved one experience a sports-related injury, Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Florida helps you access prompt, effective treatment. To learn how sports medicine can help improve your overall health and performance, book an appointment by phone or online today.