If you are injured, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Physicians in non-operative sports medicine can help restore your movement and function and provide interventions to optimize your performance and reduce your risk of re-injury. Sports Medicine Physicians provide non-operative treatment for musculoskeletal injuries, which include injuries to the joint, muscle, tendon, bone, or ligament. They also are experts in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound, which can assess tendon and soft tissues without exposure to radiation, deliver regenerative medicine therapies, and provide greater accuracy for joint injections.
Our Sports Medicine Physicians closely with a team of physical therapists, athletic trainers, sports psychologists, strength and conditioning coaches, and other sports medicine professionals to develop a treatment plan tailored to meet your unique sports and fitness related needs, abilities, and goals. They also work closely with Orthopedic Surgeons to identify those patients who would benefit from surgical intervention rather than non-operative management.
Your non-operative sports medicine team may offer treatment options to improve and optimize function and performance that include treatment modalities, therapeutic exercise, movement analysis, injection, or orthobiologic therapies.
Medical conditions that Sports Medicine Physicians treat include (but are not limited to):
- Musculoskeletal injuries (pain of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and bones
- Spine pain (low back pain, neck pain)
- Neurologic injuries affecting muscle function
- Sports and fitness activity-related injuries
- Concussion evaluation and management
Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Physicians are actively conducting research in areas including musculoskeletal ultrasound, orthobiologics, concussion evaluation and treatment, sports movement analysis, strength and stability training, exercise compliance, exercise interventions for obesity and inactivity, and improving population health.