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Care for Sports Related Injuries and Conditions
From bumps and bruises to aches and pains, our primary care sports medicine physicians use noninvasive techniques to treat pain and injury, keeping you healthy and active. Learn more about what makes our primary care sports medicine physicians unique and how they can help keep you active.
Sports related conditions we treat include:
- Shoulder injuries such as rotator cuff injuries
- Knee and ankle sprains
- Foot injuries and conditions such as Plantar’s Fasciitis
- Hand and wrist conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Trigger Finger
- Tennis Elbow and other elbow conditions
- Back strains and other causes of low back pain
- Neck strains
- Osteoarthritis of various joints
- Fracture care
- We can provide various therapeutic injections when indicated
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a primary care sports medicine physician?
Our primary care sports medicine physicians are specialty trained to treat the total care of athletes and weekend warriors. Our doctors completed their residencies in family medicine and received additional training in sports medicine through the completion of a 1-2 year fellowship. While not orthopedic surgeons, our sports medicine physicians trained alongside orthopedic surgeons during their fellowships. They also continue to work closely with Centura Health orthopedic surgeons in treating patients, referring out when necessary.
Why should I see a primary care sports medicine physician?
While surgery is a great option to treat pain and injury when necessary, approximately 90 percent of all sports injuries do not require surgery. Our sports medicine physicians specialize in noninvasive treatment methods and can help you get back to your activities without the time, money and recovery required from surgery.
What types of procedures does a primary care sports medicine doctor perform?
Our primary care sports medicine doctors perform a variety of noninvasive and holistic treatment options to treat injury.
Noninvasive treatments provided by our physicians include:
- cortisone injections for joint pain
- osteopathic manipulation
- bracing and casting
- Kinisio taping
- Physical therapy
- musculoskeletal ultrasound
- Exercise prescriptions
Do primary care sports medicine doctors work only with athletes?
Our doctors see all types of patients and injuries. From weekend warriors, to athletes of all ages and abilities, to those who are not physically active but have pain or orthopedic issues, our doctors provide noninvasive treatment. Our sports medicine physicians are very active in the community and do work as team physicians for local, regional and collegiate sports teams including Regis University, Metro State University, School of Mines, Colfax Marathon, Westminster Public Schools, Jeffco Public Schools, Evergreen and Conifer High Schools and more.
Do I need a referral to see a sports medicine physician?
A referral is not required to see a primary care sports medicine physician. In the case that a referral is necessary to an orthopedic surgeon, your insurance may require a referral. Our team can help you determine the best plan for you.