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Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a subspecialty within the field of orthopedics that focuses on the treatment of injuries related to exercise or sports. It combines a broad knowledge of general orthopedics with advanced training in sports medicine and athletic rehabilitation. For athletes who have been injured, it's important that they receive treatment from a truly qualified orthopedic sports medicine doctor.

Physicians trained in sports medicine treatment, like Dr. Sean Kaminsky, provide expertise in ways to improve fitness, enhance performance, and minimize sprains and strains. When you experience pain from your sports and fitness-related activities, Dr. Kaminsky can offer conservative treatment options and rapid healing therapies to keep you game ready.

If you've been injured during athletic activity or pain is keeping you out of the game, Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics in Nashville, TN is ready to help. Schedule an appointment today to discuss your injury and treatment options with a highly qualified sports medicine specialist. With the right care, you can get back on the field faster.

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Common Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Conditions

Shoulder, elbow, and hand injuries are common among athletes who play tennis, golf, and baseball. The overhead motion of a tennis serve, a pitching motion, and golf swing all serve to aggravate the shoulder joint and tendons surrounding it. The same motion can lead to inflammation inside the elbow joint.

Common shoulder, elbow, and hand conditions treated by Dr. Kaminsky include:

  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder tendonitis/impingement syndrome
  • Labral tears
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Elbow spurs
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Pitcher’s elbow (Little League elbow)
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
  • Dupuytren’s contracture

Knee injuries also occur frequently in athletes who participate in sports that involve contact, running, jumping, or aggressive pivoting, such as soccer, football, basketball, or track and field.

Common knee and lower leg injuries Dr. Kaminsky treats includes:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear
  • Meniscus tear
  • Patellar tendon tear
  • Knee tendon bursitis
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease (knee pain)
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Patellofemoral syndrome/runner’s knee (kneecap problems)
  • Stress fracture
  • Ankle sprain and ankle instability

Enhancing Athletic Recovery With Platelet Rich Plasma

Sports Medicine in Nashville: The Benefits of PRP Treatment

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment is an exciting non-surgical option that can help athletes achieve a faster and more effective recovery from sports-related injuries. PRP is a concentration of platelets from your own (autologous) blood. These platelets contain growth factors, which can help accelerate your body’s natural recovery process, reduce inflammation, and reduce scar tissue. This helps athletes get back to their sports quickly while also reducing pain and recovery time. 

Additionally, since the procedure uses a patient's own blood, there is no risk of an allergic reaction or side effects. With proper treatment and maintenance, PRP can help athletes get back on the field sooner and stronger than ever before.

Platelet-rich plasma can help with:

  • Accelerated recovery from acute and chronic injuries
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Enhanced soft tissue repair
  • Reduced pain
  • Increased range of motion

Dr. Sean Kaminsky is a leader in providing PRP for sports medicine. He utilizes the latest advanced technology to ensure the best results for his patients. Dr. Kaminsky has a passion for helping athletes recover quickly from injuries, driving him to participate in research and clinical studies on the effectiveness of PRP. 

If you’re interested in learning more about regnerative solutions like PRP, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kaminsky and his team today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is arthroscopic surgery? How can it help me get back in the game faster?

Many sports medicine conditions are soft tissue injuries, which can be diagnosed and treated arthroscopically. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that requires only 2 or 3 tiny incisions, through which Dr. Kaminsky inserts a scope equipped with a small camera and surgical tools to simultaneously evaluate and repair joint damage. The procedure is very effective and can drastically reduce post-surgical recovery time.

Arthroscopy can be used by a sports medicine surgeon on virtually any joint. It is commonly performed to:

  • Repair a torn rotator cuff, meniscus (knee cartilage), or shoulder cartilage
  • Reconstruct a torn ACL or PCL (knee ligament)
  • Remove loose bone or cartilage in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, or ankle
  • Relieve pressure on nerves that cause tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome

Can you provide me with sports injury prevention tips as well?

Yes! Here are a few quick sports medicine injury prevention tips to help you avoid injuries: 

  • Stay adequately hydrated, as this will help you perform at your best and prevent muscle cramps
  • Ensure that you have the proper equipment for your sport or activity
  • Practice good technique and use proper form when performing any exercise to reduce strain on muscles and joints
  • Take breaks and rest days to allow your body to recover
  • Strengthen muscles through conditioning and plyometric work 
  • Warm up before engaging in strenuous activity or sports
  • Be aware of any signs of overtraining, such as persistent fatigue or muscle soreness

Does your sports medicine clinic accept insurance?

Yes! Dr. Kaminsky and the team at Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics accept insurance from a wide range of providers across the Greater Nashville area. To learn more about our list of accepted providers, visit our Insurance page here on the website.

How can I get started with the best sports medicine doctor near me?

At Pinnacle, we make it easy to get started on your road to recovery. Just use our online tool to request an appointment, and we’ll schedule you as quickly as we possibly can.

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