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Sports Medicine

Terrence Anderson, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon & Scoliosis Specialist located in Sugar Land, TX & Katy, TX

Sports medicine is a unique branch of medicine designed to help athletes and anyone who exercises regularly learns to prevent injuries and get treatment for any sports injuries they develop. At the office of Dr. Terrence Anderson in Sugar Land and Katy, Texas, you can meet directly with Dr. Anderson, a board-certified orthopedist, who specializes in sports medicine and sports injury treatments. Whether you recently injured yourself, have debilitating pain, or are new to a sport, schedule an evaluation online today. You can also call the office to speak with a team member.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine? 

Sports medicine involves taking approaches to decrease your risk of injury by learning about training techniques, stretching and strengthening exercises, and even proper footwear. If you develop an injury or start experiencing pain because of your sport or exercise routine, you may need any of the following sports medicine treatments:

  • Physical therapy
  • Taping or strapping
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Bracing, splinting, or casting
  • Sport-specific rehabilitation exercises
  • Corticosteroid medications or injections 
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

As a last resort, if conservative therapies aren’t effective for your sports injury, you may need surgery. But many types of sports injuries or related conditions can be treated using minimally invasive arthroscopic measures, so you experience a quicker recovery period, less postoperative pain, and fewer missed games. 

In any case, whether you need conservative sports medicine care or surgical repair, throughout your sports medicine treatment plan, you learn how to cross-train and build up strength. This helps you return to the field as quickly as possible.

When should I see a sports medicine specialist?

You’re encouraged to come to the office of Dr. Terrence Anderson any time you’re experiencing pain or discomfort that’s affecting your training or sports performance. Dr. Anderson wants to see you right away if you notice:

  • Bruising or redness 
  • Difficulty pointing or flexing your foot
  • Swelling, tenderness, or inflammation
  • Limited joint range of motion or joint stiffness
  • Obvious deformity from a fracture or dislocation

You should also have a comprehensive sports medicine evaluation with Dr. Anderson if you experience ankle, knee, or hip pain that’s so severe, you can’t bear weight on it.

What happens during an orthopedic sports medicine exam?

When you come to the office of Dr. Terrence Anderson for your sports medicine evaluation, Dr. Anderson sits and talks with you about the symptoms you’re experiencing and what happened when the injury or pain first occurred. He may request in-office X-rays or ultrasound images to help with the diagnostic process. 

Dr. Anderson performs a comprehensive evaluation where he checks your injury, evaluates your reflexes, and examines how well you can move the injured area. In many cases, Dr. Anderson can get you diagnosed right away, so you can collaborate and work together to determine which sports medicine treatments may be right for you. 

Book your comprehensive sports medicine examination at the office of Dr. Terrence Anderson directly through the website. You can also call the clinic to schedule.