What a Sports Medicine Doctor Can Do for You

What a Sports Medicine Doctor Can Do for You

The names of some types of doctors may leave you guessing what exactly they treat. Alternatively, sports medicine doctors leave little room to wonder about their areas of expertise.

At our private practice in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dr. Jeremy Woodson and our exceptional team provide skilled sports medicine and orthopedic surgery care for people of all ages. We use state-of-the-art treatments and proven preventive protocols for a variety of orthopedic issues with the goal of helping patients live healthier, more active lives.

Sports medicine

Sports medicine doctors treat a variety of musculoskeletal problems that result from participating in sports. While the focus is often on repairing and rehabilitating particular injuries that come from living an active lifestyle, that is not the only focus of a sports medicine physician. They also work with individuals to strengthen their bodies and find the most efficient movements to help avoid injuries.

In addition, treatment isn't just limited to athletes. Sports medicine treatment can help weekend warriors and anyone physically active.

Types of sports medicine injuries

Sports medicine doctors typically treat injuries to the bones, joints, and soft tissues. These may occur as the result of a sudden injury or from overuse over time. Affected areas include the foot, ankle, knee, and hip, as well as the hand, wrist, shoulder, and neck.

Issues can involve fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, and cartilage tears. Runner's knee, tennis elbow, tendinitis, and bursitis can also be addressed as well as osteoarthritis.


Sports medicine doctors provide a variety of treatments depending on the issue. These can range from supportive devices, like orthotics to fix foot alignment, and braces for extra support. Other treatments include physical therapy and injections in the joints to reduce inflammation and pain. In certain cases, more involved treatment may be necessary, like repairs of the meniscus, rotator cuffanterior cruciate ligament (ACL), or joint replacement surgery.

In addition to providing necessary treatments, sports medicine doctors can ensure patients are strengthening their muscles, stretching properly, and moving using the correct form. Preventive care can also be addressed, such as always warming up and cooling down, eating a healthy diet, listening to the body, and more.

If you have experienced an injury related to sports or physical activity or are seeking preventive strategies to stay healthy and improve your performance, we can help. Call our office today at 405-233-3602. You can also use this website to schedule your consultation with our friendly staff. 

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