Franz Jones, D.O.
Pain Management Specialist located in Weston, FL, Plantation, FL, & Pembroke Pines, FL
Participating in sports is an excellent way to keep your body fit and strong. However, training and competing puts physical stress on your body and increases your risk of injuries and wear-and-tear. Franz Jones, DO, provides customized sports medicine services at his two practices in Fort Lauderdale and Coral Gables, Florida, to help you recover from injuries and reduce your risk of future sports-related problems. Call Dr. Jones or make an appointment online today.
Sports Medicine Q & A
What is sports medicine?
Sports medicine is a specialty area that focuses on the medical needs of athletes. While you might think that sports medicine is only for the pros, Dr. Jones helps athletes of all levels, including fun runners, student-athletes, and weekend warriors.
Dr. Jones has an in-depth knowledge of the musculoskeletal system. He diagnoses and treats a wide range of injuries and degenerative conditions triggered by participating in athletic activities. Additionally, he offers advice and training suggestions to help you reduce your risk of recurring sports injuries or other future problems.
What are common sports injuries?
Running and jumping put a significant amount of strain on your muscles, bones, and joints. Compounded with the repetitive nature of sports practice and training, you increase your risk of both acute injuries and wear-and-tear conditions. For example, some of the most common sports injuries include:
- Muscle and ligament strains
- Knee injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
- Rotator cuff injuries
You should make an appointment with Dr. Jones if you experience an acute sports injury. For example, if you collide with another player during a game or feel a sudden pop in your ankle or knee followed by rapid swelling and bruising, you need medical care.
Your injury may develop over time. Tendon issues such as swimmer’s shoulder and tennis elbow usually develop over time with increasing pain and stiffness. If you have pain that doesn’t subside with rest or interferes with your mobility, you should seek medical attention.
How does a sports medicine specialist help athletes?
Sports medicine physicians help athletes in several ways. Dr. Jones not only provides treatments to help you recover from sports injuries, but he can also help you train to reduce your risk of future injuries.
Some of the treatments available for sports injuries include:
- Corticosteroid injections
- Hot and cold therapy
- Physical therapy
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
- Stem cell therapy
Additionally, many athletes work with sports medicine experts to optimize their training and achieve their peak performance.
If you’re looking for a sports medicine physician to help you recover from sports injuries or enhance your performance, call Dr. Jones or schedule a consultation online today.