With more than 3.5 million sports injuries occurring each year in the United States alone, sports medicine has grown into a crucial health service to keep athletes and weekend warriors alike in great health. At Eastern Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Bloomfield and South Windsor, Connecticut, Dr. Kenneth Alleyne offers a variety of sports medicine services, with a focus on minimally invasive, non-pharmaceutical treatments. If you regularly engage in physical activity and want to stay on top of your physical health, call Dr. Alleyne to schedule your consultation, or book online.
Sports medicine is a specific field of medicine that diagnoses and treats conditions related to physical activity. While many patients who benefit from this form of treatment play sports, anyone who engages in athletics can benefit from sports medicine.
Dr. Alleyne treats a wide variety of common injuries and conditions incurred during physical activity and athletics. These include a few categories based on the area of your body affected.
Achilles tendon ruptures are the most common ankle and foot injury, though muscle strains and joint popping can occur here.
One of the most common sports injuries is any injury to your knee, particularly if you play sports that put a lot of strain on the knees, such as soccer. Knee injuries include tears to the ACL, meniscus, cartilage, and even “runner’s knee.”
These injuries are common to sports that require repetitive or vigorous arm and shoulder motions, such as tennis and baseball. Shoulder and elbow injuries include rotator cuff tears, shoulder bursitis, tennis elbow, labral tears, and fractures, among others.
Aside from treating injuries you might incur during sports, Dr. Alleyne can also help you develop a training regimen that gets you in shape to reach your athletic goals. This includes identifying the injuries that are most common to the physical activity you’re performing, allowing you to train while minimizing your chance of injury.
If you’ve injured yourself in the past and need help recovering, Dr. Alleyne is also happy to provide a rehabilitation plan that strengthens your injury and lets you jump back onto the field.
Whether you’re training for a marathon, joining the swim team, or engaging in school sports, Dr. Alleyne is here to help you stay at your physical best. Call Eastern Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Bloomfield and South Windsor, Connecticut, to schedule your consultation, or book online.