Phoenix Sports Medicine for Athletes of All Levels
The Sports Medicine team at St. Luke’s Medical Center features a team of physicians, including orthopaedic surgeons that are fellowship-trained in sports medicine, sports trainers, physical therapists, chiropractors, and Sports Medicine trained nurses, all of whom want to help you get back in the game – whether you play in a stadium or the backyard.
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Phoenix Sports Medicine – Injuries Treated
Orthopaedic surgeons and Sports Medicine team members at St. Luke’s Medical Center evaluate, stabilize and treat sports injuries emergently and in follow-up. They develop an individualized recovery plan, including medications, surgical interventions, rehabilitation and conditioning. The ultimate goal is to repair damaged muscles, bones and joints while building strength, flexibility and endurance to prevent future sports-related problems. Providers offer treatment for a wide variety of sports-related issues, including:
- Muscle strains, sprains and tears
- Injuries to the shoulder, including separations, dislocations, labral tears and rotator cuff injuries
- Elbow injuries, including dislocations, sprains and tendinitis (tennis/golfer’s elbow)
- Knee injuries, including injury to the ACL and other ligaments, meniscus injury, runner’s knee, jumper’s knee, and effusions caused by direct trauma to the joint
- Overuse injuries, such as shin splints and pitcher’s elbow
- Sprained or twisted ankles
- Foot injuries, including arch pain due to fasciitis, strains and injury of the Achilles tendon
- Stress fractures
- Post-traumatic arthritis
Other conditions may be treated in addition to those listed on this website. Call 1-877-351-WELL to schedule an appointment with a sports medicine physician in Phoenix.
Advanced Therapies From Your Phoenix Sports Med Doctor
Phoenix sports medicine physicians with St. Luke’s Medical Center leverage an array of cutting-edge technology, advanced therapies and an extensive network of subspecialists and medical professionals. Advanced restorative therapies that may be available through the hospital or the Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeons office include:
- Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections. PRP therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that takes advantage of your body’s ability to repair itself. During this therapy, your provider will withdraw a blood sample and place it in a machine known as a centrifuge, which reduces the sample to a platelet-rich plasma mixture. The reduced sample is then injected into the injured tissue (using ultrasound needle guidance for precision) to promote fast healing.
- Amniotic Membrane Stem Cell Injections. Amniotic stem cell injection is an innovative therapy still relatively new to the field of sports medicine. The Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeons are experiencing excellent results using stem cells derived from amniotic tissue. Stem cells may promote accelerated healing of inflamed tissues or tissues with voids and defects caused by trauma. Because the normal role of amniotic tissue is to protect the growing fetus, it is resistant to the kinds of immunologic responses that can cause rejection.
- Cold Laser. Also known as “low level laser therapy” or “soft laser,” cold laser therapy is believed to be an effective therapy for relieving some types of pain and inflammation and for promoting healing of damaged tissues. With cold laser therapy, the clinician uses a small handheld device to emit non-thermal photons of light; these photons pass through the skin, arriving at the targeted area. It is believed that low level lasers jumpstart a process within the cells that results in healing. This therapy may be used for back pain, knee pain, neck pain, tendonitis, and other conditions.
Partnership With Athletic Programs
The Center for Orthopaedic Innovation and its sports medicine surgeons proudly partners with the Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo Association and the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association to provide sports medicine conditioning and care to rodeo athletes from around the country. St. Luke’s Medical Center is the only hospital sports medicine program in Arizona listed on the North American Rodeo Medicine Referral System.
The Center is also proud to partner with the National Football League (NFL), the USA Rugby Association, and TAFISA and the U.S. Olympic Committee in providing care to the athletes of the U.S. Martial Arts team.
Coordinated Care: Treatment & Physical Therapy
Many patients who undergo treatment benefit from working with a physical therapist. A physical therapist may be able to help you regain mobility and stability, while building strength. Learn more about the relationship between physical therapy and sports medicine at St. Luke’s Medical Center.
Schedule Your Appointment With a Phoenix Sports Medicine Doctor
To schedule an appointment with a sports medicine physician in Phoenix, call 1-877-351-WELL. Physicians see patients at all levels of physical activity. Don’t delay the treatment you need; call today.