Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine for the Whole Family

Athletes of all ages are susceptible to injury. The correct diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries that can occur during sports and other physical activity is imperative.

Common Sports Injuries:

Concussion – Caused by severe head injury where the brain moves violently within the skull so that brain cells all fire at once, much like a seizure.

Muscle cramps – A sudden tight, intense pain caused by a muscle locked in spasm. Muscle cramps are also recognized as an involuntary and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax.

ACL sprains – The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a ligament involved in knee stabilization. An ACL rupture can occur when the foot is planted and the knee twists to change direction.

ACL tears – The anterior cruciate ligament; one of four major knee ligaments necessary for comfortable knee movement, tears, causing major pain and causes the knee to "give out". The knee ACL can tear for a number of reasons.

Ankle sprain – The ligaments that hold the ankle bones in place can easily be overstretched.

Shin splints – The tissue that attaches the muscles of your lower leg to the shin bone may be pulling away from the bone, or it may be inflamed from overuse.

Muscle strains – Tears in muscle that cause pain and or loss of function.

Dr. Carpenter and our staff at CFMA help diagnose and care for you when sports injuries occur. Dr. Carpenter works with and refers to physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists and other specialists as needed.