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Sports Medicine

Your athletic hobbies are undoubtedly important to you, and they play an important role in your health. While sports are usually beneficial overall, they do place you at an increased risk of injury. Salinas Valley Medical Clinic (SVMC) sports medicine focuses on treating sports related injuries and improving your overall athletic condition for when you return to the field.

Sports medicine experts have training specifically for injuries resulting from athletic activities. The cause of your injury often influences how treatment is performed. For instance, if you are a runner and you start developing ankle pain, a sports medicine doctor is experienced in what frequently causes these pains in runners. The doctor can then recommend new techniques or devices that will prevent the injury from reoccurring.

Improving Your Game

Though a sports injury can be a setback in your athletic career, working with a sports medicine expert can improve your mental health, training strategy, and overall approach to your sport.

A holistic sports medicine treatment should include:

  • Injury recovery – Specially designed treatments to help you recover from a sports accident quickly and permanently.
  • Physical therapy – Exercises supervised by a medical professional that increase overall fitness and strengthen bones and muscle.
  • Mental health – A sports accident can be both demoralizing and traumatizing. Counseling with a sports medicine expert can help rebuild your confidence.
  • Diet – Work with a trained nutritionist to create a diet that improves your athletic performance.

If your injury is severe enough that it permanently prevents you from returning to the field, do not give into depression. The work you put in is not for nothing, your body still benefits from all the training you did. A doctor can help you find other activities that are safe for you to participate in, and that you will already have an edge in thanks to your previous endeavors.