Whether you are someone who is actively involved in sports or you once loved to play sports, but you have taken a break for quite a few years, you may want to visit a sports medicine doctor. This type of doctor will be able to run a variety of tests to make sure that you will be safe while playing the sport. The following guide walks you through a few ways our sports medicine doctor may be able to help you stay safe when playing sports.
Ensure Your Joints are Strong Enough for the Sport
As you age, your joints can become damaged and not be able to stand up to the wear and tear that some sports put them through. Our doctor will be able to conduct certain tests to make sure that your joints will be able to handle the stress that the sport will cause.
Ensure Your Heart Can Handle the Sport
Your heart may not be as strong as it was when you were younger if you have not participated in sports recently. Suddenly starting a very active sport could put a lot of stress on your heart and cause you to have a heart attack. Our sports medicine doctor will be able to test the strength of your heart with the specialized machines that are in the office to make sure that you can handle the workout and provide you with tips on how you can strengthen your heart to ensure it works as well as it can when you participate in the sport.
Determine If Previous Injuries Could Recur
There are many times when certain sports use parts of our body that we do not even realize that they use. Our doctor will be able to determine if there is a chance that you could reinjure a previous injury by participating in the sport.
If you participate in a sport and notice that you do start to experience pain somewhere in your body, set up a time to come to Angelo Mattalino, MD right away. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our sports medicine doctor.