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Sports Medicine

Seth Kaufman, D.O. -  - Physical Medicine

South Florida Interventional Orthopedics and Spine

Seth Kaufman, D.O.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist located in Davenport, FL & Miami, FL

Sports injuries are accidents that frequently occur during athletic activities, and they can happen when you least expect them. At South Florida Interventional Orthopedics and Spine in Davenport and Miami, Florida, double board-certified physiatrist Seth Kaufman, DO, has extensive experience in sports medicine and treats injuries related to all kinds of sporting and outdoor activities, including strain, sprains, overuse injuries, and fractures. Whether surgical or non-surgical intervention is necessary, Dr. Kaufman can provide the appropriate treatment plan. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a particular area that focuses on treating injuries and conditions resulting from participating in sports activities. These injuries can occur because of accidents, improper training, or little-to-no stretching or warm-up exercises.

What are some common sports injuries?

The most common sports injuries involve sprains, strains, fractures, and dislocations. Some other common injuries in sports involve:

  • Foot and ankle injuries – These are injuries in the leg that are reserved below the knee and include sprains and strains, ankle fractures, and Achilles tendinitis.
  • Shoulder injuries – Rotator cuff injuries are common in sports. Severe pain in the shoulders is caused by overuse or injury.
  • Hip injuries – The hip joint is a ball and socket joint that bears much of the body’s weight. Because of this, it’s more susceptible to injury.
  • Knee injuries – Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus tears are the most common injuries in sports.

No matter what type of sports injury you have, South Florida Interventional Orthopedics and Spine can help.

What are sports medicine treatments?

Dr. Kaufman and the team at South Florida Interventional Orthopedics and Spine have the knowledge and experience to treat many sports injuries and conditions. 

Depending on your type of injury, Dr. Kaufman creates a tailored treatment plan for you. One of the first methods of treatment recommended for an injury is the RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) method. 

Treatment for fractures, tears, dislocations, and blunt force trauma injuries may include using orthotics, braces, physical therapy, or injections. 

If conservative treatments fail to alleviate your pain, Dr. Kaufman may recommend surgery to repair torn muscles and ligaments. 

Dr. Kaufman also works with you on ways to prevent future sports injuries in the future.

If you need to see a sports medicine specialist, don’t wait. Contact the office today and learn how Dr. Kaufman and the team at South Florida Interventional Orthopedics and Spine can help get you back on your feet.