Sports Medicine

General Orthopedic Surgeons located in Benbrook, Ft Worth, TX
Sports Medicine services offered in Benbrook, Ft Worth, TX

Consider sports medicine if you hurt yourself while playing sports or working out. At Southwest Orthopedic Associates in Fort Worth, Texas, general orthopedic surgeon Joseph Daniels, DO, provides sports medicine to athletes and other active people 12 and older. A combination of minimally invasive treatments and activity modification can help you get back in the game. Call Southwest Orthopedic Associates today to request a sports medicine consultation, or make your appointment online.

Sports Medicine Q & A

Is sports medicine only for athletes?

Sports medicine diagnoses and treats activity-related injuries in athletes and non-athletes alike. It’s an orthopedic subspecialty focused on managing musculoskeletal issues, affecting the bones, muscles, and joints.

Many people associate sports medicine with marathon runners and weekend warriors, but it’s also for anyone who lives an active lifestyle. For example, you might benefit if you work a job in construction, warehousing, or manufacturing.


What types of issues does sports medicine treat?

Southwest Orthopedic Associates uses sports medicine to treat various issues that affect the musculoskeletal system, including:

  • Sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Fractures
  • Joint injuries
  • Overuse injuries (for example, rotator cuff tears)
  • Tendinitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Achilles tendon rupture

It’s essential to seek treatment, even if your injury is mild. Intervention can prevent the issue from worsening and help you return to the court or playing field. 


Who should visit a sports medicine physician?

Make an appointment at Southwest Orthopedic Associates if you experience a sports or other activity-related injury or if you want to improve your overall fitness and prevent injuries before they occur. 

After a review of your medical records, a discussion of your symptoms and goals, and a physical exam, Southwest Orthopedic Associates makes personalized treatment recommendations. 


What types of treatment does sports medicine offer?

Southwest Orthopedic Associates offers a full suite of sports medicine services. They might recommend:

  • Rest, ice, and elevation
  • Taking over-the-counter pain medication
  • Losing weight
  • Quitting smoking
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Regenerative medicine (for example, platelet-rich plasma)
  • Activity modification

The orthopedic specialists use conservative and minimally invasive treatments to manage sports injuries whenever possible. If your symptoms continue or worsen, your provider might recommend a surgical procedure, such as total joint replacement.


I regularly exercise. Are sports injuries inevitable?

If you exercise, play sports, or work a physically demanding job, you aren’t destined to suffer a sports injury, but these activities can increase your risk.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make injuries less likely. Southwest Orthopedic Associates recommends practicing the proper technique, wearing the necessary safety equipment, and warming up before exercise. Simple practices like these can help you stay active and injury-free.

Call Southwest Orthopedic Associates today to schedule a sports medicine visit, or make your appointment online.