Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine, also known as Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM), is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Specializing in the treatment of athletes and other physically active individuals, sports and exercise medicine physicians at Aster Hospital have extensive education in musculoskeletal medicine.

Our highly skilled SEM doctors treat injuries such as muscle, ligament, tendon and bone problems, but may also treat chronic illnesses that can affect physical performance, such as asthma and diabetes. SEM doctors also advise on managing and preventing injuries. At Aster Hospital we believe that patients and their families should have access to high quality healthcare at a center that they trust.

Services provided include the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions:

Concussion – caused by severe head injury where the brain moves violently within the skull so that brain cells all fire at once, much like a seizure

Muscle cramps – a sudden tight, intense pain caused by a muscle locked in spasm. Muscle cramps are also recognized as an involuntary and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax

ACL sprains – The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a ligament involved in knee stabilization. An ACL rupture can occur when the foot is planted and the knee twists to change direction.

ACL tears – The anterior cruciate ligament; one of four major knee ligament necessary for comfortable knee movement, tears, causing major pain and causes the knee to “give out”. The knee ACL can tear for a number of reasons.

Ankle sprain – The ligaments that hold the ankle bones in place can easily be overstretched.

Shin splints – The tissue that attaches the muscles of your lower leg to the shin bone may be pulling away from the bone, or it may be inflamed from overuse.

Muscle strains – tears in muscle that cause pain and or loss of function

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