When tennis players and professional athletes get injured, they look to the top experts to get them back in the game quickly and safely. That’s why we offer the largest professional portfolio in the country, providing care to the Citi Open® Tournament, Washington Capitals, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Wizards, Baltimore Ravens, and D.C. United, among other teams — and we’re here for you too.
Our team of sports medicine physicians offers comprehensive care and treatment for all of your injuries, whether you’re a weekend warrior, play on a team or just enjoy some occasional exercise. Our experts are at the forefront of advanced therapies and minimally invasive procedures, giving you early access to new treatments. At MedStar Sports Medicine, our goal is to return you to the activity level you desire as soon as possible, with the least chance of reinjury.
By combining our resources, we are able to provide you with the highest quality clinical care and state-of-the-art technologies at over 70 convenient hospital and outpatient locations throughout the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. regions.
Our specialists have experience diagnosing and treating nearly every type of sports medicine injury and condition, from the most common to those that are incredibly rare. Since no two patients have the same needs, our physicians take the time to design an individualized treatment plan for your specific case.
The injuries our specialists treat include, but are not limited to the following:
The tissues that attach your bones to your muscles are called tendons. When your muscles flex, tendons spring into action, helping to move your bones. It is easy to injure the tendons in the arms and hands, since we use them so often. Tendinitis is an inflammation of a tendon that causes pain near a joint. It generally develops when an accident or injury cuts or damages the tendon.
Tennis elbow is the common term for one of the most common types of tendinitis. It is also called lateral epicondylitis and is an overuse injury caused by repeated movements of the wrist or arm. It causes an inflammation of the tendon fibers that attach the forearm muscles to the outside of the elbow. Pain occurs on the outside of the elbow and may radiate into your forearm and wrist. Your elbow may be stiff, swollen and tender. As the name suggests, tennis players, as well as golfers and other athletes, often suffer from this type of tendinitis. But tennis elbow can also affect you if you twist your wrist repeatedly on a regular basis, or if you type on a computer keyboard without proper support.
Although tendinitis and tennis elbow can be painful, the good news is that it rarely becomes chronic if caught early and treated properly. Treatment often involves a team of experts including primary care doctors, physical therapists, and in some cases surgeons. They all work together to provide you with customized, effective care.
For pain relief, treatment options include:
If surgery becomes necessary, arthroscopic procedures are minimally invasive, provide tennis elbow sufferers with a relatively short recovery period, and can produce long-lasting results.
Injuries to your feet and ankles are quite common and can even result from overuse.
The good news is that they’re usually not serious so, in most cases, foot and ankle injuries don’t require immediate medical attention. In fact, many injuries can simply be treated with rest, ice, splinting, and over-the-counter medications. But, if you still have symptoms after two days of self treatment, or if your pain gets worse, you should see a doctor.
On rare occasions, foot and ankle injuries can become more serious. For example, if you have a wound on your foot or ankle that does not heal or becomes infected, you should see a doctor immediately.
Common Foot and Ankle Conditions
Common Foot and Ankle Injuries
The knee joint is formed by the upper leg bone, one of the lower leg bones (fibula) and the kneecap. The knee’s primary purpose is to extend, flex and rotate the lower leg.
The knee is a complex joint made up of many parts and is therefore injured easily and frequently.
In most instances, knee injuries don’t require immediate medical attention. Many injuries can even be treated with rest, ice and over-the-counter pain medications. However, if you still have symptoms after two days of self-treatment or if your pain gets worse, you should see a doctor.
On rare occasions, knee injuries can be more serious. If you have any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor immediately:
Common Knee Injuries
MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network offers state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of back, neck and spine pain. Our goal is to arrive at as specific a diagnosis as possible, and formulate the most effective treatment plan. The program is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of experienced clinicians led by a fellowship-trained spine specialist.
Conditions that may be effectively treated include:
No matter how sharp, or how long it lasts, back pain often limits our ability to feel active and productive. The top priority for anyone suffering from back pain is simply to eliminate the pain. Common causes of back pain include:
Please note: If you notice any change in sensory or motor function anywhere in the body after a neck and/or back injury, prompt medical attention should be consulted before resuming any further physical activity.
MedStar Sports Medicine is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. Our vast network of elite sports medicine physicians and professionals provides a comprehensive range of services throughout the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. regions.
Valet park. Ride the Metro. Walk from the office. Getting to the doctor has never been easier than a visit to MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre.
MedStar Health is creating the most accessible healthcare system in the region and is committed to bringing healthcare services close to where people live and work. To continue to meet the healthcare needs in the District of Columbia, MedStar Health has opened a 100,000-square-foot multispecialty care center in the downtown business district.
This state-of-the-art medical facility will provide comprehensive, coordinated medical care with expert specialists from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center, as well as rehabilitation experts from MedStar National Rehabilitation Network.
MedStar Health at Lafayette gives you access to comprehensive, quality healthcare services all under one roof.
Our services include:
MedStar Sports Medicine is home to some of the nation’s leading sports medicine experts. These physicians specialize in nearly every part of the body, and they work as a multidisciplinary team to develop an individualized treatment plan that’s right for you.
Our network brings together top doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers—compassionate experts working together to get you back to your active life quickly and safely. No matter what type of sports medicine injury or condition is affecting you, we have a renowned specialist who can help create a plan that is tailored to your specific case. We welcome the chance to provide an initial diagnosis or offer a second opinion.
To request an appointment with a MedStar Sports Medicine physician, please fill out the form below. A representative will call you within one business day.
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