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Sports Medicine Patient Advocate

Active athletes, whether they’re dabblers, weekend warriors, or pros, increase their risk of injury just by engaging in sport. Sports medicine refers to the practice of treating athletic injuries – particularly those affecting the musculoskeletal system – and rehabilitating/conditioning athletes to perform to the best of their ability.

Certain sport activities are especially hard on the large joints, such as the knee, shoulder, and elbow. 

Baseball players – especially pitchers – use their arms to throw the ball at great velocity and are susceptible to shoulder and elbow injuries including:

  • inflammation
  • cartilage wear
  • bone spurs
  • rotator cuff tears or degeneration
  • elbow medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears

Similarly, baseball, basketball, soccer and football players can frequently experience:

  • sprains
  • concussion
  • wrist and finger injuries
  • knee problems, such as a torn meniscus or anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.


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