Primary Care Sports Medicine
When pain enters the game, it’s common to want to tough it out. But you have options. Primary care sports medicine physicians from Allegheny Health Network (AHN) successfully treat common and complex sports injuries. From high school teams to the pros, we help people achieve lasting relief with nonsurgical treatments.
Easy Access to Care for Sports Injuries
Our sports medicine physicians stand ready to help you. We are in clinics throughout western Pennsylvania and offer same-day appointments. For complex sports injuries, we use in-office ultrasound imaging for a precise diagnosis. Request an appointment.
Primary Care Sports Medicine at Allegheny Health Network: Why Choose Us?
Our sports medicine specialists completed additional training (fellowships) in caring for sports injuries. This level of expertise helps us get to the bottom of troublesome symptoms, including pain that comes and goes. You have access to the full range of nonsurgical treatments, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy injections. Find out more about injections.
We help most patients get better without surgery. For severe sports injuries, you have access to AHN’s orthopaedic surgeons. Our team includes nationally recognized experts in hand, foot, and spine problems. Read more about our orthopaedic specialties.
Our sports medicine physicians work with you to find the treatment options that best meet your needs. If you need physical therapy or surgery, our providers work closely to fine-tune your treatment, so you can focus on making your comeback. Learn more about orthopaedic and sports injury treatments.
Expert Concussion Care at Allegheny Health Network
A concussion is a mild form of brain injury. Some symptoms, such as headaches and dizziness, may linger long after the final buzzer. We are one of the few programs in western Pennsylvania where you receive care from a sports medicine physician and physical therapist in one visit. We quickly get to the source of stubborn symptoms and connect you with treatments, such as vestibular therapy, that bring much-needed relief. Read more about our Concussion Center.
Conditions Our Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians Treat
AHN delivers outstanding nonsurgical care from head to toe. Common sports injuries we treat include:
- Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis, which occur from repetitive motions, such as running
- Hand and upper extremity problems, including pain from golfer’s elbow and torn shoulder tissue (rotator cuff tears)
- Lower back pain
- Minor joint problems, such as bursitis, which happens when connective tissue in the knee, elbow, or shoulder becomes swollen
- Sprains and strains
Nonsurgical Care for Sports Injuries
Many people feel better with rest, ice, and over-the-counter medications.
For more severe injuries, your care may include:
- Injections to relieve pain
- Orthopaedic physical therapy
- Splints, casts, or braces to protect the injured area as it heals