COS Clinton Township
21550 Harrington, Suite A
Clinton Township, MI 48036

Sports Medicine at the Center for Orthopedic Surgery

The Center for Orthopedic Surgery offers a comprehensive approach to the treatment and management of sport injuries. Sports and exercise are good for you, but sometimes accidents, poor training practices or improper gear can cause injury.

Common sports injuries:

If you get injured, stop playing! Continuing to play or exercise can cause more harm. Treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) this can relieve pain, reduce swelling and speed healing. Other treatments may include pain relievers, immobilization, rehabilitation and sometimes surgery.

There are two kinds of sports injuries: acute and chronic.

Acute injuries occur suddenly when playing or exercising. Sprained ankles, strained backs, and fractured hands are acute injuries. Signs of an acute injury include: Chronic injuries happen after you play a sport or exercise for a long time. Signs of a chronic injury include:

When to see the doctor:

As injury heals, scar tissue forms. Over time, the scar tissue shrinks. This shrinking brings the injured tissues back together. When this happens, the injured area becomes tight or stiff. This is when you are at greatest risk of injuring the area again. You should stretch the muscles every day. You should always stretch as a warm up before you play or exercise.

Don't play your sport until you are sure you can stretch the injured area without pain, swelling, or stiffness. When you start playing again, start slowly. Build up step by step to full speed.

REST- Although it is good to start moving the injured area as soon as possible, you must also take time to rest after an injury. All injuries need time to heal; proper rest helps the process.

Other common therapies that help with the healing process include mild electrical currents (electro stimulation), cold packs (cryotherapy), heat packs (thermo therapy), sound waves (ultrasound), and massage.

Avoiding sports injures.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pond of cure!

The Center for Orthopedic Surgery embraces a comprehensive approach when treating sports injuries. Our goal is to get you back on track and avoid future injury. Dr. Kehoe or Dr. Hanlon will personally develop a plan that fits your lifestyle.