NOMS sports medicine physicians treat musculoskeletal injuries that occur, such as knee and shoulder injuries, ankle sprains, head injuries/ concussions, tendonitis, and fractures.  In addition, they address chronic health conditions that can affect athletic performance, such as asthma and diabetes. Providers also off counseling to help athletes maximize performance, prevent injuries and lead a healthy lifestyle

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Sports Medicine

 NOMS sports medicine physicians treat musculoskeletal injuries that occur, such as knee and shoulder injuries, ankle sprains, head injuries/ concussions, tendonitis, and fractures.  In addition, they address chronic health conditions that can affect athletic performance, such as asthma and diabetes. Providers also off counseling to help athletes maximize performance, prevent injuries and lead a healthy lifestyle

At NOMS both orthopaedic and sports medicine physicians are well trained in musculoskeletal medicine. Sports medicine physicians specialize only in the non-operative medical treatment of musculoskeletal sports conditions. Approximately 90 percent of all sports injuries are non-surgical. NOMS sports medicine doctors can help guide the referral to appropriate ancillary services and other physicians as needed for best possible outcomes and quickest recovery.

NOMS sports medicine specialists offer a full spectrum of care including; concussions 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 involving sudden tight, intense pain caused by a muscle locked in spasm; ACL sprains which involve the ligament involved in knee stabilization; ACL tears; ankle sprain; shin splints; muscle strains; and, tendonitis.

At a Glance

Sprains & Fractures

While a fracture is simply a broken bone, a sprain refers to a stretched or torn tendon or ligament.  Common sports-related sprains, strains and spasms affecting muscles, ligaments, tendons often involve the hip, knee, foot, ankle, or Achilles. 

 

Rotator Cuff Injuries

The term rotator cuff refers to a group of muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint, keeping the top of the upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder.  A rotator cuff injury can cause a dull ache in the shoulder, which often worsens with use of the arm away from the body. Rotator cuff injuries are common and increase with age. Many people with a rotator cuff injury can manage their symptoms and return to activities with physical therapy exercises that improve flexibility and strength of the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint.

 

Tendinitis

Also called “tennis elbow” and other sports-related euphemisms, tendinitis is the term for inflammation or irritation of a tendon. The condition causes pain and tenderness near the joints and is most common around heels, wrists, knees, and shoulders. 

 

Concussions

The brain rests inside the skull surrounded by fluid.  When the head takes a direct or indirect blow, the brain may shake or move inside its fluid environment causing a concussion.  A concussion damages brain cells causing chemical changes in the brain.  Symptoms may include confusion, memory loss, problems concentration, and headaches.   Symptoms may take hours or days to manifest.  It is critical that athletes and others with a concussion do not return to the root activity until medical attention is sought and guidance issued. 

 

 

Conditions we Treat

ACL Injuries Dislocated Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Rotator Cuff Injury Shoulder Instability Tendinitis Torn Ligaments Torn Meniscus
 

Services & Treatments

  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Cartilage & Knee Ligament Repair
  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • Hamstring Repairs
  • Multi-ligament Knee Reconstructions
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Total Shoulder Replacement