Sports Medicine Doctor

We understand the vital role sports play in your life. Our sports medicine specialists are here to keep you in peak condition and ensure you enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle. No matter what injury hinders your progress toward achieving your training objectives, we’ll get you back in the game as though you never took a break.

Whether it is a meniscus tear, knee pain, ankle fracture, shoulder arthritis, or shoulder inflammation, we can help. Schedule an appointment today and discover why thousands of patients have relied on us for their sports medicine recovery.

An athlete having his ankle wrapped by his sports medicine doctor.

Our Sports Medicine Services

Our comprehensive sports medicine services include:

  • Injury Severity Evaluation and Treatment: We specialize in diagnosing and treating sports-related injuries, from sprains and strains to more complex issues. We use the latest techniques and treatments such as physical therapy, massage therapy, stabilizations, and cartilage restoration to help you recover faster.
  • Performance Enhancement & Prevention: Our experts can help you improve your performance and reduce the risk of future injuries. We do this by creating an individualized training program, closely monitoring your progress, and providing you with comprehensive nutrition guidance to prevent future injury.


How is Sports Medicine different from standard medicine?

The primary difference between sports medicine and standard medicine is that sports medicine doctors focus not just on recovery from a sports-related injury, but also on how to prevent future injury. Helping athletes learn how to use their bodies in a way that will prevent re-injury is of the utmost importance.  Whether you’re an athlete or simply active, our sports medicine services can help you recover from injuries, enhance performance, and maintain an active lifestyle.

Furthermore, we will collaborate with other professionals to offer care. These include:

  • Physical therapists 
  • Certified athletic trainers 
  • Nutritionists


What Are The Common Treatments For A Sports Injury?

The course of treatment for a sports injury is regulated by various factors, such as the severity of the damage and the specific body part that is affected.

Several common treatments can be beneficial for your injury, such as:

RICE Therapy

A beneficial initial treatment for minor injuries, such as mild sprains and strains. RICE is an acronym for Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

Rest: Avoiding exercise and reducing your daily physical activity is recommended. 

Ice: Apply an ice pack slowly to the affected area for 15 to 25 minutes every 2 to 3 hours. 

Compression: Use elastic compression bandages during the day to limit swelling.

Elevation: Keep the injured body part raised above the level of your heart at several intervals can help reduce swelling.


In some cases, immobilization can help prevent further damage by limiting movement and decreasing pain, swelling, and spasms.

To facilitate healing and prevent further damage by limiting movement, healthcare professionals may use various immobilization techniques such as slings, splints, and casts on injured arms, shoulders, wrists, and legs.

However, if you have a sprain, you typically do not require prolonged immobilization. Instead, as soon as you can move the affected joint without significant pain, you should gently move it to promote healing.


Physiotherapy may be beneficial for individuals recovering from long-term injuries. This specialized treatment involves massage, manipulation, and exercises to enhance the range of motion, strengthen the surrounding muscles, and restore normal function to the injured area.

Additionally, a physiotherapist can design an exercise program to bolster the affected body part and reduce the likelihood of recurring injury.

How long does it take to recover from a sports injury?

The average healing time can range between 6 – 12 weeks. On occasion, it can even take up to a year to heal, often due to inadequate physiotherapy and stretching.

The most common cause of re-injury is returning to sports too early. Recovery usually requires working on rebuilding muscles to prevent repeated injury. Therefore, it’s important not to rush your return to physical activity and only resume previous levels of movement once you’ve fully recovered.

Initially, we suggest that you gently mobilize the injured area, followed by stretching and strengthening exercises as pain and mobility improve. Then, we may have you start with simple exercises to avoid setbacks in your recovery and gradually increase the difficulty and frequency. Lastly, we will create a tailored recovery program and recommend appropriate exercises and repetitions.

An athlete having his ankle wrapped by a physician

Your Trusted Sports Medicine Doctor In Plano