Sports Medicine Specialist

Beach Physicians Medical Group

Family Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Orange County, Huntington Beach, CA

Whether you’re a student athlete, a pro, or a weekend warrior, a sports injury can be devastating. At Beach Physicians Medical Group in Huntington Beach, California, Bassil Aish, MD, Arnold J. Brender, MD, and the rest of the medical team offer expert sports medicine treatments to help you recover and get back to the sports you love quickly and safely. Call the office to schedule an appointment today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a medical specialty area focused on treating injuries in athletes. Sports medicine also helps athletes train more effectively to improve their performance, while reducing their risk of injury.

Dr. Aish and Dr. Brender both specialize in sports medicine and have extensive experience in helping athletes of all levels. They both serve several local sports teams as well as people who enjoy an active lifestyle.

Even if you’re just starting to exercise or participate in a sport, consulting with a sports medicine specialist can help you build your endurance and strength safely, so you can maintain momentum and avoid injury.

What are common sports injuries?

While participating in sports and athletic activities is excellent for your physical and mental health, it also puts a significant amount of stress on your muscles, bones, and joints. This stress is often compounded by the full-contact nature of several popular sports like football, soccer, and basketball. As a result, injuries are far too prevalent.

Some of the most common sports-related injuries are:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Knee injuries, such as ACL tears and patellofemoral syndrome
  • Concussion
  • Tendonitis in the elbow, ankle, or shoulder
  • Bone fractures

Sports injuries are either acute — which means the injury occurs suddenly, like a sprain or fracture — or they develop over time from overuse, like tendonitis. In either case, expert medical attention can help you recover and return to training and competition.

How are sports injuries treated?

The treatment for sports injuries depends entirely on the nature of your injury. Dr. Aish and Dr. Brender provide extensive exams and consultations to both diagnose your condition and determine its severity. Once your doctor understands your injury, they design a treatment plan to support healing and recovery.

In many cases, the RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) method, anti-inflammatory medication, and physical therapy form the foundation of your treatment. Your doctor may also suggest regenerative therapies like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, or you may need a surgical procedure to repair torn or broken tissue.

If you’re an athlete or lead an active lifestyle and you want to avoid injury or need medical attention to recover from an injury, call to schedule a consultation today for expert sports medicine care from the team at Beach Physicians Medical Group.