When athletes are competing or training and develop a sports injury, they often see a sports medicine physician for treatment. Sports medicine specialists are medical doctors with advanced experience and training in sports medicine, which is the treatment of sports injuries and exercise-induced conditions of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage.
Our sports medicine specialists at Aspen Orthopedic Specialists treat more than just collegiate or high school athletes. They also treat active individuals who may have experienced a sports injury from activity, exercise, or overuse. Since most sports injuries or conditions do not require surgery, our sports medicine doctors exhaust all conservative treatment options before considering surgery and may use physical therapy, some medicines, or alternative treatments.
If surgery is needed, our sports medicine surgeons will work with you to determine the best course of treatment and procedure. This may include rotator cuff repair, meniscus repair, arthroscopy, or any common sports medicine surgeries.
Know When It’s Time to Get Care From a Sports Medicine Physician
Consult with a physician or orthopedic sports medicine specialist if you notice any of these symptoms:
- Bruised or tender ankle or elbow joint
- Pain when lifting or bending arm or upper extremity
- Popping sound or sensation in knee or hip
- Severe pain and swelling in the affected area
- Knee is unstable or unable to bend
- Unable to bear weight on foot, knee, or leg
You may also need to see a sports medicine expert if you believe you have one of the following injuries or conditions:
- Ankle sprain
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
- Articular cartilage injury
- Collateral ligament injury
- Meniscal tear
- Osteochondral injury
- Patellar (kneecap) dislocation
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
We Offer You the Expert Sports Medicine Care You Deserve
Specializing in sports-related and orthopedic injuries and conditions, our sports medicine specialists are trained and equipped to assess, diagnose, and treat your injury or condition. Surgery is often the last resort and second to any nonsurgical treatment options when those methods prove unsuccessful.
If you do require orthopedic surgery, our fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic surgeons can perform the procedure you need. At Aspen Orthopedic Specialists, our doctors utilize their expert skills in combination with our state-of-the-art surgical equipment to provide the specialized care you need, every step of the way. From arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, ACL reconstruction, and labral repair to nonsurgical pain relief and orthopedic care, our sports medicine specialists are here for you.
Aspen Orthopedic Specialists Delivers Excellence Every Step of the Way
Our sports medicine specialists and all our physicians and surgeons at Aspen Orthopedic Specialists are specialty-trained medical experts who understand your concerns, can answer your questions, and know how to apply their specialized expertise to help you. With years of training and experience in sports medicine care, Dr. Sean Wilson, Dr. Robby Amiot, Dr. Ryan Kehoe, Dr. Jonathon Printz, and Dr. Justin Peterson are all board-certified or board-eligible and have the expertise to help you return to living the life you love. Learn more about our sports medicine physicians below.