Sports Injury Specialist

M. Scott True, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

M. Scott True, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Hip and Knee Replacement and Reconstruction located in West Chester, OH & Cincinnati, OH

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, sports injuries can leave you on the bench for weeks or even months. For superior care for knee and hip injuries, patients in and around West Chester and Cincinnati, Ohio, trust M. Scott True, MD, and the team at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. They can help relieve your knee or hip pain, restore your mobility, and get you back to the activities that you love most. Schedule a sports injury appointment by calling the office or booking online today.

Sports Injury Q&A

What are the most common sports injuries?

Everyone from well-conditioned athletes to those who enjoy occasional recreational activities is susceptible to sports injuries. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Tennis or golf elbow
  • Shoulder dislocations and rotator cuff injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and strains
  • Hamstring strains
  • Shin splints
  • Groin pulls
  • Hip flexor strains
  • Knee injuries
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Ankles sprains

Left untreated, some sports injuries can lead to chronic, painful conditions or result in arthritic joints in the future.

Who is at risk for sports injuries?

You may be putting yourself at risk for a sports injury if you don’t warm up properly before participating. Other risk factors include playing contact sports, such as football, or overdoing it when you’re not in good shape. For example, if you sit at a desk all week or lead a mostly sedentary lifestyle but then go out and play 18 holes of golf without warming up, you’re likely to endure muscle strains or sprains, if not worse.

Athletes who change direction quickly, such as basketball and tennis players, are at risk of knee and ankle injuries. And golfers and tennis players often end up with tennis elbow or golf elbow due to repetitive movements.

How does an orthopedic surgeon treat sports injuries?

Your treatment depends on your specific condition, but the goal is to restore mobility and function to the injured area and alleviate pain. 

At Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Dr. True tailors treatment plans to your specific needs, injury, and lifestyle. He specializes in hip and knee joint replacement surgeries, but your care may also nonsurgical treatments, such as physical therapy.

Having an injury doesn’t mean you need to undergo surgery. In fact, Dr. True makes every attempt to rehabilitate you with the most noninvasive treatments possible. 

However, if you don’t experience meaningful relief with conservative treatments, then surgery may be necessary. 

Can I prevent sports injuries?

Yes. You can help prevent sports injuries by warming up your muscles and knowing when to stop playing. You should also ensure you’re in the proper physical condition to participate in athletics. Always listen to your body, and take a break whenever you’re tired or injured.

If you endure a sports injury that’s affecting your knees or hips, call the specialists at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine to schedule an appointment or book one online today.