Sports Medicine

Frisco Medical Center

Family Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Frisco, TX & Dallas, TX

Sports injuries are frustrating for any athlete. Thankfully, many are easily treatable and preventable. At Frisco Medical Center, Luis Palacios, MD, practice sports medicine to help patients return to their active lifestyles. Dr. Palacios treats a full range of sports injuries and gives advice on how to minimize the potential for getting injured. To schedule a sports medicine appointment, call or click today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries. You don’t have to be a competitive athlete to benefit from sports medicine. No matter your exercise program or level of athletic activity, Dr. Palacios can help you live your active life in a safer manner.

Many sports injuries have preventable causes, such as overuse, improper technique or form, and not warming up enough. When you see Dr. Palacios for a sports injury, he’ll help you recover from your injury and give you advice on adjusting the way you exercise, so you can stay active.

What conditions does sports medicine treat?

Most sports injuries do not require surgery. Dr. Palacios is experienced in treating all common nonsurgical sports-related injuries, including:

Concussions

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury usually resulting from a blow to the head.

Plantar fasciitis

This condition, which often affects runners, inflames the fascia, the tissue that connects your heel to your toes.

Sprained ankle

Athletes who play sports that require jumping, twisting, or suddenly changing direction often experience tears in the ligaments of their ankles, also known as sprains.

Pulled hamstring

Running and jumping can injure your hamstrings, the muscles in the back of your thighs.

Many of these injuries result from repeated pressure on certain joints and bones. These injuries can benefit from a conservative treatment approach that may include rest, applying ice to the affected area, and taking anti-inflammatories to manage pain. Dr. Palacios will also gives advice on injury prevention.

How can sports medicine prevent injuries?

In addition to treating your sports injuries, Dr. Palacios will evaluate your exercise habits to determine what changes you can make to better prevent future injuries. These changes may include:

  • Warming up and stretching before you exercise
  • Gradually increasing the length and intensity of your workouts
  • Listening to your body so you can avoid pushing yourself too hard
  • Using proper equipment for each activity, such as supportive shoes
  • Varying workouts to avoid putting too much pressure on certain joints and bones

Though your sports injury may require temporarily reducing your activity level, Dr. Palacios will help you get active again as soon as possible and give you guidance on staying healthy.

To book a sports medicine appointment at Frisco Medical Center, call or click today.