The team at Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York, with offices in Manhattan’s Upper East Side and Staten Island, New York City, has extensive experience in sports medicine. Orthopaedic surgeon Cary Chapman, MD, and his team offer diagnosis and treatment for a variety of sports-related injuries. They can treat Achilles tendon ruptures, ankle instability, and recurrent dislocations so that you can get back to your physically active lifestyle. Book a diagnostic appointment at Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York online or by phone today.
The medical team at Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for a variety of sports-related injuries. Dr. Chapman and his staff can deal with conditions like:
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation for a sports-related injury if home care and over-the-counter medications aren’t enough to relieve your pain or improve your mobility.
Diagnosing a sports injury involves a review of your medical history and the activities you were doing when the injury happened.
The medical team at Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York also performs a physical exam and can order imaging tests like X-rays or an MRI to evaluate how severe the injury is.
In some cases, the pain and other symptoms of a sports injury don’t develop until several days or weeks after the initial injury. If you’re hurt while playing sports, it’s a good idea to schedule a diagnostic evaluation as soon after the injury as possible to prevent your condition from getting worse.
Initially, your Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York provider will probably recommend periods of rest and immobilization of the affected area. They could also suggest over-the-counter pain relievers to keep you comfortable and anti-inflammatories and ice therapy to reduce swelling.
Physical therapy can restore function in your joints, but if you have pain that limits your movements, you’ll probably need injections of steroids and anesthetics.
The Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine team continues to monitor your healing and make adjustments to your treatment as necessary.
When conservative treatments aren’t enough to ease your pain and increase your quality of life, Dr. Chapman will then determine if you need surgery.
Surgery is often the last resort for treating damaged joints, cartilage, and ligaments. Dr. Chapman uses the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques to reduce the need for a long recovery. He customizes your surgical plan to your needs and can recommend the right time to return to sports without increasing your risk of further injury.
To schedule a sports medicine consultation, use the online booking feature or call the Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York office nearest you today.