Sports Medicine Doctors in Austin TX
No matter what level athlete or fitness enthusiast you are, sports medicine can help you recover from an athletic injury and learn how to prevent the injury from happening again. For your convenience, our fully-equipped orthopedic facilities offer on-site diagnostic imaging, physical therapy, outpatient surgery, and a team of talented sports medicine professionals to help you get back in the game as quickly and safely as possible, whether you're an adult, teen, or child.
Our sports medicine specialists have experience playing sports as well as coaching and treating athletes. Some of our sports medicine doctors also serve as team physicians for the Austin Spurs, Texas Stars, and many Austin-area high schools.
Common adult sports injuries we treat include:
Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Injuries
Texas Orthopedics also has extensive experience in treating children and teens with orthopedic injuries and conditions of the shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot. We strive to use the most conservative, noninvasive treatments when possible. If surgery is necessary, our team of care providers will provide an individualized treatment plan, including rehabilitation following surgery and expectations for returning to sports and physical activities.
Sprains, Strains & Bruises
Most sports injuries are a result of minor trauma to muscles, ligaments, and/or tendons. Symptoms include immediate localized swelling, pain, and/or discoloration.
Growth Plate Injuries
Some sports injuries may affect the growth plate. The growth plate is the area of developing tissues at the end of the long bones in growing children and adolescents. When growth is complete, sometime during adolescence, the growth plate is replaced by solid bone.
Pain injuries such as stress fractures (a hairline fracture of the bone that has been subjected to repeated stress) and tendinitis (inflammation of a tendon) can occur from overuse of muscles and tendons. These overuse injuries in young athletes are most commonly seen in the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle.
Common pediatric sports injuries we treat include:
Are you an injured athlete? Call (512) 439-1001 for a same-day urgent care appointment at one of Texas Orthopedics locations in the greater Austin, Texas area.