Depend on the oldest sports medicine clinic in St. Louis to successfully manage your recovery from a sports injury. Our doctors are all athletes and we want to get you back in the game!
The doctors at Esquire Sports Medicine are experts in Sports Medicine. This includes the identification of athletic injuries suffered by the littlest little league player to college athletes and pro athletes. It makes no difference if the sport injury occurred while playing school, professional, or even recreational sports. Our facilities are capable of finding the source of your pain and injury, repairing it, and getting you back in the game.
There is a wide array of sports that you can be involved in. With that comes a range of injuries that can affect almost every part of the athlete’s body. We have years of expertise in knowing what to look for related to your sport and how to treat it. Whether the injury comes from repetitive use such as elbow injuries in pitchers, or an accident on the football field, we have seen it all and we know how to treat it.
Some of the more common sports injuries we see on a daily basis include:
- Tendinitis: Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon that is attached to a joint. We see this often in the knee with runners. Not only is this a painful sports injury, but it is one that will affect the range of motion in the afflicted area, making play impossible.
- Meniscus Tears: More serious for athletes who put a lot of strain on the knees, a meniscus tear is when trauma causes protective cartilage in the joint to tear. Not only is this a painful condition, but your knee can actually lock or give way when walking. Diagnosis will be confirmed with a MRI of the knee and treatment which includes rehabilitation, pain management and possible surgery.
- Rotator Cuff Injury: Your rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that stabilize your shoulder. Those who perform repetitive motions on a regular basis, such as baseball players, tennis players and weight lifters, are especially susceptible to shoulder injury, including a rotator cuff tear. Physical therapy can help improve the overall flexibility and strength of these tendons and muscles surrounding your shoulder joint.
This is just a small sampling of the types of sports injuries our staff is trained to treat. There are dozens of others, some minor and many serious. The one thing that they all have in common is that they are painful, and will restrict your capabilities.