Treatments & Procedures

Treatments and procedures in sports medicine

We are dedicated to providing you with individualized treatment and rehabilitation plans to get you back to your active life Our goal is to make sure you will receive the best treatments and procedures that can get you on the road to the fastest recovery. Below you’ll find some information about common treatments we may use in sports medicine.


Doctors use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs along with strengthening programs to treat mild to moderate pain associated with inflammation.

Braces and sleeves

A brace is used to provide external stability to the injured joints and encourage healing. Braces and sleeves help strengthen the muscle while reducing pain and inflammation.

Corticosteroid injection

Medication, such as corticosteroid injections, is an important part of a treatment protocol for joint injuries. A healthcare provider will inject a dose of corticosteroid directly into the joint to decrease inflammation.


Often the best treatment for a sports injury is immobilization. Doctors may recommend the use of a cane or walker as part of an ongoing treatment for injuries.

MAKOPLASTY® minimally invasive surgery

Doctors turn to MAKOplasty for joint repair and replacement because it is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses advanced robotic technology. This precise surgery for hip and knee injuries typically results in less scarring, reduced pain and a faster recovery time.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is an integral component of a doctor’s approach of treating sports injuries. A doctor will recommend physical therapy after surgery or as an ongoing regimen to treat your injury.


RICE is an acronym that stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Healthcare providers recommend that you follow the RICE protocol to limit pain and swelling after injuries such as sprains, strains and severe bruises or bumps.


Doctors recommend surgery as a treatment option for a variety of sport injuries. Today’s surgical treatment options, such as minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery, combined with advanced post-op protocols, are designed to help speed healing so patients can get back to life quickly.

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Call ​(855) 226-3744 or use our Find A Physician tool to be connected to an orthopedic specialist who can answer your questions. You can also read more about diseases and conditions in our Health Library.