Sports Medicine

MaxHealth Family, Internal & Sports Medicine

Family Medicine & Mental Health located in Colleyville, TX

Hardly restricted to athletes, sports medicine can apply to anyone who gets injured or has physical challenges. At MaxHealth Family, Internal & Sports Medicine in Colleyville, Texas, experienced sports medicine physician Allison Phelps, MD, is ready to support and guide you through a complete recovery so you can truly enjoy your maximum health and wellness. Book your appointment using the online scheduler or by calling the office now.

Sports Medicine Q & A

When do I need sports injury treatment?

Sports injuries rarely get better on their own, so if an injury doesn't get better after a couple of days of the so-called RICE treatment (rest, ice, compression, and elevation), it's best to see a sports injury specialist at MaxHealth Family, Internal & Sports Medicine for customized treatment.

What are some of the most common sports injuries?

Sports injuries can include:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tendon tears or ruptures
  • Ligament tears or ruptures
  • Bone fractures or dislocations
  • Concussion
  • Auricular hematoma (cauliflower ear)
  • Frozen joint due to scar tissue buildup

Sports injuries can affect nearly any part of your body, from head to toe, and they don't always happen during sports. You can experience similar injuries in a slip-and-fall accident, an auto accident, at work, or at nearly any other time.

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

A sports injury diagnosis starts with a physical exam and a discussion with your doctor about your symptoms and your health history. Depending on your specific injury and symptoms, you may need diagnostic tests like an electrocardiogram (EKG) or ultrasound as well.

After making a diagnosis, your care provider creates a personalized recovery plan to get you back to your desired activity level safely.

How are sports injuries treated?

The MaxHealth Family, Internal & Sports Medicine team offers a wide range of treatments designed to fit nearly any recovery needs. Available treatments include:

  • Fracture and sprained tendon/ligament management
  • Concussion management using a team approach
  • Splinting, bracing, and casting for fractures and dislocations
  • Injections with corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid, or anti-inflammatory medication
  • Regenerative medicine injections with platelet-rich plasma, stem cells, or prolotherapy solution
  • Nerve hydrodissection to move a compressed nerve
  • Percutaneous needle tenotomy to repair tendon damage

At MaxHealth Family, Internal & Sports Medicine, the focus is on noninvasive and minimally invasive treatments that help you recover and feel your best. Most of these treatments have little to no downtime, and they’re done on-site by a highly trained sports medicine provider. You’ll also learn how to take precautions that can help you avoid another injury.

For compassionate sports injury care, call MaxHealth Family, Internal & Sports Medicine or click the online booking tool now.