What is a Sports Medicine Physician?

Sport Medicine Physicians are specialist doctors that deal with the prevention and treatment of injuries related to sports and exercise. … Sport Medicine Physicians work in an integrated team that may include physiotherapists, dieticians, athletic therapists, coaches, massage therapists, chiropractors, and psychologists.

Local Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Ellen Smith

Dr. Ellen Smith

MD, FACEP
Sports Medicine Physician
Gaithersburg, MD
Dr. Vinay Chopra

Dr. Vinay Chopra

MD
Sports Medicine Physician
Freehold, NJ
Dr. Naresh Rao

Dr. Naresh Rao

Sports Medicine Physician
New York, NY

Dr. Grant Lum, MD, CCFP, Dip Sports Med, Sports Medicine Physician, discusses treatment and prevention of high ankle sprains.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Larissa Roux, MD FRCP Dip Sport Med, MPH, PhD, discusses patello femoral pain syndrome (PFPS).

The Treatment and Prevention of High Ankle Sprains

One variant of the typical ankle sprain, which is more serious, is the high ankle sprain.

So this involves a sprain of different ligaments. These are the ligaments that attach these two bones together, so the tibia and the fibula, and also the ligament that wraps around the front of the ankle and holds the tendons in place.

When those ligaments are sprained, it can make the entire ankle complex unstable causing these bones to spread apart from one another. So in a third degree or complete tear of those ligaments, a screw needs to be placed across these bones in order to hold them back together.

Most high ankle sprains that are less severe will require a few weeks of not bearing weight on the foot. So typically people will have to use crutches. Once you’re allowed to bear weight, then it takes somewhere between four and six weeks to be able to go back to do most of your normal activities.

With more serious injuries that requires surgery, you may not be weight-bearing for up to six weeks and then another six to 12 weeks after that before you can resume activity. The typical treatment for lesser sprains would include ice, anti-inflammatories, physiotherapy, and of course in terms of diagnosing these injuries, sometimes you will need an x-ray.

There are times where these kinds of injuries are hard to pick up even on an x-ray, and we may need to do an MRI, for example. The best way to prevent these kinds of injuries typically would be to make you’re doing a good ankle strengthening and balance program in advance of starting your season.

If you think you have a high ankle sprain or have more questions, you could consult a sports medicine physician or a Local physiotherapist.

Presenter: Dr. Grant Lum, Sports Medicine Physician, Toronto, ON

Local Practitioners: Sports Medicine Physician

Sports medicine physicians have specialized training in the field of medicine. They typically deal with sport or exercise-related injuries. These physicians have a specialized education and training that focuses on the medical and therapeutic aspects of sports participation and physical activity. Their primary focus tends to be on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries that occur during sports and other physical activity.

Local Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Ellen Smith

Dr. Ellen Smith

MD, FACEP
Sports Medicine Physician
Gaithersburg, MD
Dr. Vinay Chopra

Dr. Vinay Chopra

MD
Sports Medicine Physician
Freehold, NJ
Dr. Naresh Rao

Dr. Naresh Rao

Sports Medicine Physician
New York, NY
Dr. Mark Harary

Dr. Mark Harary

Sports Medicine Physician
Setauket- East Setauket, NY
Dr. Laura Cruz

Dr. Laura Cruz

Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Cathy J. Campbell

Dr. Cathy J. Campbell

MD, CCFP, FCFP, Dip. Sport Med.,
Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Fouad (Freddy) Antoine Sayde

Dr. Fouad (Freddy) Antoine Sayde

Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Angela Jennings

Dr. Angela Jennings

MD, CCFP
Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Grant Lum

Dr. Grant Lum

MD, CCFP, Dip Sport Med
Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Fahim Merali

Dr. Fahim Merali

Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Nathaniel Ibey

Dr. Nathaniel Ibey

MD, CCFP (SEM),Dip. Sports Med.
Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Jacqueline Stoller

Dr. Jacqueline Stoller

MD, CCFP, Dip. Sport Med
Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Julia Alleyne

Dr. Julia Alleyne

Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Duong Nguyen

Dr. Duong Nguyen

MD, MSc(c), FRCSC,Dip (ABOS/CASEM),FAAOS,CIME
Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Lee Schofied

Dr. Lee Schofied

Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Sari Kraft

Dr. Sari Kraft

Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Darren Edelist

Dr. Darren Edelist

Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Ian Cohen

Dr. Ian Cohen

MD CCFP(SEM) DipSportMed
Sports Medicine Physician
Toronto, ON
Dr. Randy Bahadur

Dr. Randy Bahadur

Sports Medicine Physician
Waterloo, ON
Dr. Patti Galvin

Dr. Patti Galvin

Sports Medicine Physician
Guelph, ON
Dr. Jon Divine

Dr. Jon Divine

Sports Medicine Physician
Cincinnati, OH
Dr. Richard Goudie

Dr. Richard Goudie

MD, BSc, CCFP, Dip
Sports Medicine Physician
Barrie, ON
Dr. Steven Karageanes

Dr. Steven Karageanes

Sports Medicine Physician
Livonia, MI
Dr. Shannon Bauman

Dr. Shannon Bauman

Sports Medicine Physician
Barrie, ON
Renata Frankovich

Renata Frankovich

Sports Medicine Physician
Kanata, ON
Dr. Andy McMarlin

Dr. Andy McMarlin

Sports Medicine Physician
Mount Pleasant, SC
Dr. Steven Chudik

Dr. Steven Chudik

MD
Sports Medicine Physician
Chicago, IL
Dr. Sara Brown

Dr. Sara Brown

DO
Sports Medicine Physician
Chicago, IL
Mr. Larry Collins

Mr. Larry Collins

PA-C, DFAAPA, ATC
Sports Medicine Physician
Tampa, FL
Dr. Fernando Manalac

Dr. Fernando Manalac

M.D., MMM, CAQSM, CMQ
Sports Medicine Physician
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dr. Brett Cascio

Dr. Brett Cascio

Sports Medicine Physician
Lake Charles, LA
Dr. Martha Pyron

Dr. Martha Pyron

Sports Medicine Physician
Austin, TX
Dr. Patrick Ling

Dr. Patrick Ling

MD, MPH, FCFP(EM), DipSportMed, RMSK
Sports Medicine Physician
Saskatoon, SK
Dr. Mike Puchowicz

Dr. Mike Puchowicz

MD
Sports Medicine Physician
Mesa, AZ
Dr. Terry Defreitas

Dr. Terry Defreitas

M.D. C.C.F.P. Sport med (CASEM)
Sports Medicine Physician
Edmonton, AB
Dr. Vishal Thakral

Dr. Vishal Thakral

MD
Sports Medicine Physician
Oceanside, CA
Dr. Carl Shearer

Dr. Carl Shearer

B.Sc. M.D. M.Sc.
Sports Medicine Physician
New Westminster, BC
Dr. Rob-Loyd Smith

Dr. Rob-Loyd Smith

Sports Medicine Physician
Vancouver, BC
Dr. Larissa Roux

Dr. Larissa Roux

MD MPH, PhD, CCFP Dip
Sports Medicine Physician
Vancouver, BC
Dr. Michael Wilkinson

Dr. Michael Wilkinson

MD, BCh, MBA,
Sports Medicine Physician
Vancouver, BC
Dr. Michael Koehle

Dr. Michael Koehle

Sports Medicine Physician
Vancouver, BC
Dr. Steve Martin

Dr. Steve Martin

BSc. Hons (Kin) MD MSc CCFP FCBOM Dip Sport Med. PG Cert Med. Ed.
Sports Medicine Physician
Victoria, BC
Dr. Alex Brothers

Dr. Alex Brothers

Sport and Exercise Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Point of Care Ultrasound (Injections)
Sports Medicine Physician
Victoria, BC
Dr. Richard Backus

Dr. Richard Backus

Sport and Exercise Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Medical Education
Sports Medicine Physician
Victoria, BC

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