Sports Injuries

Coastal Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Port St. Lucie, FL & Stuart, FL

From Little Leaguers to professional athletes, the team at Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center treats sports injuries in patients of all ages and backgrounds. They provide comprehensive sports injury treatment and rehabilitation services at their locations in Port St. Lucie and Stuart, Florida. If you or your child has a sports injury, call today.

Sports Injuries

What are common sports injuries?

The expert team at Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center helps athletes recover from and prevent a wide range of sports injuries, from muscle cramps to torn tendons and ligaments. Common sports injuries include:


Fractures, or broken bones, happen when a bone meets too much force, such as during a fall or direct blow. Fractures can occur in any bone in your body. 

Sprains and strains

Ligament sprains and muscle strains happen when the fibers of these tissues stretch too far and begin to tear. Ankle sprains and hamstring strains are common examples of this type of sports injury.

Tendon and ligament tears

Tendon or ligament tears happen when the tissue fibers rupture partially or completely. Complete tears may cause a popping sound or sensation at the time of injury. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and Achilles tendon tears are common examples.

Other common sports injuries that the team at Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center treats include:

  • Compartment syndrome 
  • Heat exhaustion 
  • Muscle contusions (bruises) 
  • Muscle cramps 
  • Shin splints 
  • Stress fractures
  • Meniscus tears
  • Dislocations

It’s imperative to seek medical care as soon as you suspect you have a sports injury. Continuing to participate in your sport may lead to further damage. 

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

Your doctor at Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center asks you how the injury occurred and performs a physical exam. 

They may attempt to move the injured joint or area to evaluate your range of motion. They may also take imaging tests, such as an X-ray, to confirm your sports injury diagnosis. 

How are sports injuries treated?

The team at Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center is available for acute injuries that need immediate treatment. They consider the type and severity of your injury as well as your age and activity level to create an individualized treatment plan. 

Treatment for sports injuries may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Activity modification
  • Ice, compression, and elevation
  • Medications to relieve pain and reduce inflammation
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

If your sports injury is severe and doesn’t resolve with conservative treatments, surgery may be necessary. The team at Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center offers outpatient surgery and uses minimally invasive methods whenever possible. 

For advanced care in sports injury rehabilitation, call Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center today.