Orthopedic Specialist Treating Sports-Related Injuries in Freehold, NJ
An orthopedic specialist is a physician who focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, which is a complex network of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments located throughout the body. Athletes who are in constant motion and must keep their bodies in good physical condition are particularly vulnerable to musculoskeletal injuries. If you’re dealing with joint pain or a sport-related injury in the Freehold, NJ, area, your first stop should be New Jersey Sports Medicine, where an experienced orthopedic specialist can help you get back to your chosen activity quickly and safely.
An orthopedic specialist who practices sports medicine is especially attuned to the needs of athletes and can take into account the physical demands of a particular sport. The team of board-certified surgeons, physicians, and physical therapists at New Jersey Sports Medicine in Freehold offers both conservative and surgical treatment options for injured athletes who are eager to get back into the game. We welcome active individuals of all levels – no matter your age or activity, an orthopedic specialist can help you get and stay in optimal shape.
At New Jersey Sports Medicine, our philosophy is to emphasize nonsurgical treatments whenever possible. Therefore, an orthopedic specialist will generally recommend the most conservative option that has the potential to be effective for treating a musculoskeletal condition. Depending on a patient’s specific needs and goals, this may involve:
- Physical therapy
- FST (fascia stretch training)
- Kinesio taping
- Graston Technique® (soft tissue mobilization)
- Steroid injections
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
- Nutrition evaluation
- Massage therapy
Patients who elect surgery can feel confident that each orthopedic specialist on our surgical team is a member of a larger professional sports medicine community that has contributed to the development of increasingly non-invasive surgical solutions for sports injuries. In addition to providing fracture and trauma care, our surgeons perform arthroscopic surgery using tiny incisions and thin, fiber-optic cameras and instruments to view and access damaged joints. Our minimally invasive procedures include:
- Knee arthroscopy – Meniscus repair and ligament (ACL) transplant
- Hip surgery – Labral repair and treatment of femoro-acetabular impingement
- Shoulder arthroscopy – Rotator cuff repair and labral repair
Additionally, while working closely with a co-located team of cartilaginous injury experts, an orthopedic specialist at New Jersey Sports Medicine can perform cartilage repair, which can potentially promote the regeneration of damaged cartilage (a rubbery substance that lines the joints and allows the bones within them to move smoothly).
If you are experiencing any type of pain in your hips, knees, ankles, shoulder, or back, you are encouraged to see an orthopedic specialist right away. Why not hit a home run for your health with the sports medicine professionals at New Jersey Sports Medicine in Freehold, NJ? Many of us are athletes ourselves, so you can trust that we know your game, the specific injuries that are common to particular sports, and the treatment options that lead to the most successful outcomes.