Participating in sports is a great way to stay healthy, whether you’re a student, professional, or weekend warrior, but it creates unique physical needs. Board-certified pain medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Stuart A. Rubin, MD, MPH, provides personalized sports medicine services for athletes of all abilities at his practice in Boynton Beach, Florida. If you’re looking for an experienced sports medicine specialist, call Dr. Rubin or make an appointment online today.
Sports medicine is a specialty area in physical medicine that caters to the unique needs of athletes. In addition to treating sports-related injuries, sports medicine specialists like Dr. Rubin can also diagnose structural abnormalities or biomechanical problems that increase your risk of injury.
Both repetitive motion and acute injuries are common among athletes. Some of the most common injuries include:
Often a mild injury from chronic overuse can cause muscle weakness or biomechanical abnormalities that increase your risk of more severe injuries.
Dr. Rubin provides comprehensive sports medicine services, including:
Whether you have an injury or want to optimize your performance, Dr. Rubin begins with a thorough exam. When necessary, he uses X-rays, MRIs, and other diagnostic studies to evaluate your condition. Dr. Rubin can identify injuries and other issues that can lead to pain or limit your performance.
After evaluating your condition, Dr. Rubin creates a customized treatment plan, tailored to meet your individual needs. He can treat injuries with medication, immobilization, regenerative medicine, and physical therapy.
If your evaluation reveals an issue like an abnormal gait or muscle imbalance, Dr. Rubin can help you correct these physical issues. You not only reduce your risk of future injury, but often become faster and stronger when your body functions accurately.
Working with a sports medicine expert like Dr. Rubin provides many benefits. For example, if you have an injury, Dr. Rubin can make sure you heal quickly and safely. Returning to your sport too early can make your injury worse or increase your risk of future problems.
Dr. Rubin can also help you reduce your risk of future or recurring injuries. During your exams, he looks for signs of problems that aren’t causing pain or other symptoms.
He might analyze your gait — the way your feet and ankles move when you walk — to look for imbalances that could lead to problems in your knees, hip, back, or elsewhere in your body.
An added benefit of this preventive approach to sports medicine is that you often become stronger and faster, achieving your peak performance.
If you’re looking for personalized sports medicine, call Dr. Rubin or make an appointment online today.