Sports Injuries

Sobiek and Huene Orthopedic Surgical Associates

Orthopedic Surgery located in Reno, NV

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, sports injuries can leave you on the bench for weeks, or even months. For the best care and the most advanced procedures, patients of all ages in Reno, Nevada, and the surrounding communities, trust the experts at Sobiek and Huene Orthopedic Surgical Associates. James S. Sobiek, MD, and Donald S. Huene, MD, are board-certified orthopedic surgeons with more than 20 years of experience. They treat all types of sports injuries and teach you how to prevent them in the future. Schedule an appointment online or call the office.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are the most common sports injuries?

Everyone from well-conditioned athletes to those who enjoy occasional recreational activities is susceptible to sports injuries. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Tennis or golf elbow
  • Shoulder dislocations and rotator cuff injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and strains
  • Hamstring strains
  • Shin splints
  • Groin pulls
  • Hip flexor strains
  • Knee injuries
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Ankles sprains

Left untreated, some sports injuries can lead to chronic, painful conditions or result in arthritic joints in the future.

Who is at risk for sports injuries?

You may be putting yourself at risk for a sports injury if you don’t warm up properly before participating. Other risk factors include playing contact sports, such as football, or overdoing it when you’re not in good shape. For example, if you sit at a desk all week, or lead a mostly sedentary lifestyle, but then go out and play 18 holes of golf without warming up, you’re likely to endure muscle strains or sprains, if not worse.

Athletes who change direction quickly, such as basketball and tennis players, are at risk of knee and ankle injuries. And golfers and tennis players often end up with tennis elbow or golf elbow as a result of repetitive movements.

How does an orthopedic surgeon treat sports injuries?

Your treatment depends on your specific condition, but the goal is to restore mobility and function to the injured area and alleviate pain. Drs. Sobiek and Huene tailor treatment plans to your specific needs, injury, and lifestyle. While they’re both skilled orthopedic surgeons, they often recommend nonsurgical treatments, such as physical therapy, to treat sports injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions.

Having an injury doesn’t mean you need to undergo surgery. In fact, the doctors make every attempt to rehabilitate you with the most noninvasive treatments possible. If you don’t get relief, then surgery may be a final option.

Prevent sports injuries by warming up your muscles and knowing when to stop playing. Listen to your body, and take a break when you’re tired. If you do endure a sports injury, call the specialists at Sobiek and Huene Orthopedic Surgical Associates to schedule an appointment or book online.