How We Can Help with Your Sports-Related Injury

Whether you’re an everyday athlete or weekend warrior who loves to stay in the game, you’re at risk for injuries commonly associated with the sport you play. 

Tennis players are prone to tennis elbow (chronic tendonitis), rotator cuff, and ankle injuries; basketball players often experience jumper’s knee, or patellar tendonitis; and baseball players are prone to ankle, knee, hamstring, and shoulder injuries. 

Having a doctor who understands the intricacies of your injury and is specially trained to handle them can help you recover more quickly and lessen the likelihood of getting hurt again. 

Orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician Dr. Michael Hood at Delta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in West Memphis, Arkansas, and Collierville, Tennessee, completed a fellowship in sports medicine and is a board-certified member of the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), and other orthopedic societies. 

His fellowship provided advanced training and clinical care in handling sports injuries to the knee, shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle, and other trauma-related injuries. Dr. Hood provides sports medicine services for school systems and adult sports teams, using his advanced training every day. 

How we can help with your sports-related injury

As an athlete, you’re looking for a physician with a deep understanding of your injury. That’s what you get with doctors trained in sports medicine, such as Dr. Hood.  

Specialized expert care

Dr. Hood understands which injuries you’re prone to, based on the sport you play. He understands the stresses that your sport places on your body. Expert physical therapy is often an integral part of treatment. 

Our offices provide convenient in-house physical therapy, helping you avoid multiple trips to various providers, saving you time and effort during your recuperation. 

Advanced treatment options

Dr. Hood is trained in the latest surgical approaches, using minimally invasive surgical techniques when appropriate to help you recover faster than with open surgery. 

Sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons are embracing regenerative medicine techniques that use the body’s own healing power in new ways. Combining these techniques with physical therapy, patients are recovering faster. 

Researchers find that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is useful in speeding healing in several sports-related injuries and helpful in post-traumatic arthritis, especially of the knees. 

Injuries that are effectively treated with PRP in combination with traditional therapies include jumper’s knee, tennis elbow, and Achilles tendonitis. PRP is also used for muscle tears and strains; the hamstring is a common injury in many athletes. 

Return-to-play decisions

As a sports medicine physician, Dr. Hood is trained in establishing a return-to-play protocol. He evaluates your readiness to play after an injury by conducting functional tests, and he understanding the risks of playing after your injury. He can assess your degree of risk based on your sport, the position you play, and your level of play. 

Future injury prevention

Dr. Hood helps you avoid another injury of the same type and provides instructions so you don’t re-injure yourself in the same spot. He’s trained to help you prevent injuries through advice on cross-training, nutrition, conditioning, and training.  

Call Delta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine or book an appointment online today for expert specialized care of your sports-related injury. 

You Might Also Enjoy...

Planning Your Recovery After Knee Replacement Surgery

You’re planning knee replacement surgery. Aside from scheduling the date with the surgical coordinator and getting pre-op testing done, what do you need to do? Following are tips on planning your recovery after knee replacement.

My Child Has a Broken Arm. Now What?

Your child is crying from the pain in their arm. It’s likely broken. What kind of treatment regimen can you expect, and how long will their recovery take?

Are You a Candidate for Regenerative Medicine?

New technologies to treat musculoskeletal diseases and injuries are here. Regenerative medicine holds great promise as a treatment for some musculoskeletal conditions. Learn what conditions are benefiting from this innovative treatment.