Getting injured on the field is likely, especially if you don’t stretch or warm-up. Many athletes run out on the field and end up sitting on the bench shortly after. Don’t let this be you! If you take part in sports, having a doctor who offers sports medicine services is essential.
At Carolina Health & Aesthetics, we do just that. Many sports leagues require that you get a physical before the start of the season. As a member of our direct primary care office, you can receive one at no extra charge beyond your monthly care fee. We also treat sports-related injuries and offer advice on how to prevent them in the first place.
What Is Sports Medicine?
- Ankle sprains
- Knee and shoulder injuries
- Exercise-induced asthma
- Cartilage injuries
When Should Sports Injuries be Addressed?
Can’t I Just Walk it Off?
No! Walking on an injured ankle or foot can do further damage, depending on the problem. Likewise, if you injure your arm or hit your head, you should seek treatment as soon as possible. At best, the R.I.C.E. method can sometimes be a good call after an injury.
This is helpful for a sprain, strain, or other similar injuries. But since you’re often unsure of what the damage is, it’s best to give our office a call.