Sports Injuries

Orthopedics located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and Flushing Neighborhood of Queens, Flushing, NY
Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries services offered in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and Flushing Neighborhood of Queens, Flushing, NY

Sports injuries like ligament sprains and muscle strains can keep you from your favorite activities. Fortunately, various minimally invasive treatments can provide lasting relief. At NY Partners Orthopedics in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens and Brooklyn, New York City, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Ronald Huang, MD, specializes in diagnosing and treating sports injuries. Call the New York City-area practice today to request a sports injury consultation, or book your appointment online.

Sports Injuries Q&A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries happen while exercising, running, or playing sports. Anyone can suffer a sports injury, but they’re most common in children and teenagers because their bodies are still growing.

Some sports injuries happen suddenly; others develop over an extended period. If you hurt yourself while doing something athletic, contact NY Partners Orthopedics.

What are some common sports injuries?

At NY Partners Orthopedics, Dr. Huang diagnoses and treats various sports injuries, including:

  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Cartilage tears
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Tendinitis

Dr. Huang also treats dislocations. These injuries happen when a bone (or bones) move out of position in a joint.

What are the symptoms of sports injuries?

Sports injury symptoms include:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness or weakness
  • Bruising
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Skin that’s warm to the touch

Depending on where the injury is, you might have trouble extending or moving the body part normally.

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

Dr. Huang reviews your medical records and asks about what happened and your symptoms. He then examines the injured area, looking for redness, bruising, and swelling. Dr. Huang gently presses on your skin, identifying sensitive places, and tests how the injured area moves.

He also orders diagnostic imaging (X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI) to look for underlying problems, like fractures, dislocated joints, or tendinitis.

How are sports injuries treated?

At NY Partners Orthopedics, Dr. Huang uses minimally invasive and conservative treatments to manage sports injuries. He could recommend:

  • Immobilization with a cast, splint, or walking boot
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Prescription anti-inflammatory medication
  • Injections to reduce pain and swelling

You might need surgery if these treatments don’t provide lasting relief or your symptoms continue. Dr. Huang offers several types of minimally invasive surgery, including joint replacement, arthroplasty, and MAKOplasty®.

Can sports injuries be prevented?

You can do several things to reduce your risk of sports injuries. Dr. Huang recommends drinking plenty of water, wearing proper shoes and safety equipment, and warming up before workouts. Simple practices like these can help you stay in good condition and feel your best.

Call NY Partners Orthopedics today to receive treatment for sports injuries, or book your appointment online.