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Sports Injuries Specialist

Dimos Kanakoudas, MD -  - Primary Care Physician

Complete Health Medical P.C.

Dimos Kanakoudas, MD

Primary Care Physician located in East Setauket, NY

Playing sports or otherwise being physically active is a wonderful way to keep yourself healthy, but accidents can happen. If you’ve suffered a sports injury, Dimos Kanakoudas, MD, and the team at Complete Health Medical P.C. in East Setauket, New York, can help. Team members have specialist expertise in sports injuries and advanced physical therapy, as well as state-of-the-art technology including therapeutic ultrasound. Call Complete Health Medical P.C. today to find out more or book an appointment online.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are sports injuries?

Injuries are an unavoidable hazard when you play sports or get involved in any kind of physical activity.

They can often be prevented by using correct techniques to warm up and cool down, and by performing movements correctly to avoid strain on your musculoskeletal system. Wearing the right protective gear is also essential in preventing sports injuries.

Most often, sports injuries are mild muscle strains or bruising from falls and collisions. However, it’s not always easy to tell a strain from a fracture or to be sure a head injury isn’t serious.

Receiving prompt medical care from the team at Complete Health Medical P.C. is the best way to ensure you receive an accurate diagnosis and the correct treatment for any sports injury.

What kinds of sports injuries could I get?

Some of the sports injuries the team at Complete Health Medical P.C. sees most often include:

  • Tendon strains 
  • Ligament sprains
  • Soft tissue tears
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Impact injuries

Some specific injuries are common in people who play sports. Examples include injuries to the Achilles tendon in your lower leg, rotator cuff damage in your shoulders, and knee injuries such as ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) ruptures and meniscal tears.

What treatments are there for sports injuries?

Injuries like severe fractures and certain types of connective tissue damage might require surgery, followed by immobilization. Sports injuries involving sprains and strains typically respond well to treatments such as:

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic manipulationEpidural steroid injections
  • Joint injections
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Therapeutic musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Manipulation under anesthesia

The team at Complete Health Medical P.C. provides a wide range of therapies for musculoskeletal problems and specializes in the management of sports injuries.

How effective are treatments for sports injuries?

The prognosis for sports injuries depends on the extent of the damage and other factors such as your age and any other health issues you may have. What’s vital to a successful recovery is receiving the right diagnosis and the most appropriate treatments.

The Complete Health Medical P.C. team has considerable experience in both diagnosing and treating sports injuries, which can make all the difference in your being able to return to peak performance.

If you injure yourself playing sports, call Complete Health Medical P.C. to schedule a consultation or book an appointment using the online tool.