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Sports Medicine

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Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center


Whether you’re an athlete or a person who enjoys an active lifestyle, you deserve comprehensive, coordinated sports medicine that gets you back in the game as quickly and safely as possible. The multidisciplinary team at Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center offers efficient and effective sports medicine and return-to-sport testing at both of their locations in Medford and Grants Pass, Oregon. For patient-centered sports medicine for children and adults of all athletic levels, call the nearest office or request an appointment online today.

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing injuries and ailments that occur during exercise. At Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center, the goal of sports medicine is to help you return to the sports and activities you love as soon as possible without risking further injury.

As part of their dedication to injury prevention and treatment, Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center provides on-site sports medicine at community athletic events. They also serve as consultants to school coaches and trainers.

What is return-to-sport testing?

Return-to-sport testing is the final stage of recovery where your doctor deems you fit to participate in a sport the way you did before an injury.

The sports medicine professionals at Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center help athletes return to play as early as they safely can. Resuming activity before your body has healed properly increases the risk of reinjury, which often extends your recovery time.

During return-to-sport testing, your physical therapist observes you perform various exercises on your injured and noninjured sides. Most of the time, you have to perform at least 90% as well on your injured side as the noninjured side before you can return to your sport.

What injuries and conditions require sports medicine?

The sports medicine specialists at Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center treat a wide range of sports injuries, including:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears

  • Meniscus tears

  • Ankle sprains and instability

  • Hamstring strains

  • Achilles tendon injuries

  • Rotator cuff tears

  • Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow

  • Fractures and dislocations

  • Sprains and strains

  • Stress fractures

  • Plantar fasciitis

They also treat any type of pain in the knee, hip, spine, shoulder, foot, ankle, hand, and wrist.

What tests and procedures does sports medicine entail?

To diagnose your injury, your sports medicine provider conducts a physical exam and reviews your medical history. They may also perform imaging tests, like an on-site X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.

Treatment varies based on the type and severity of your injury, but may include:

  • Bracing and splinting

  • Physical therapy

  • Occupational therapy

  • Sports medicine rehabilitation

  • Therapeutic injections

  • Surgery

For comprehensive sports medicine care, call Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center or request an appointment online today.

Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center