Sports Medicine/Injury Specialist

Sienna Wellness Institute

Podiatrists & Internists located in Lake Isabella, CA

Many people get injured during exercise, sports, or other physical activities every day. At Sienna Wellness Institute & Sienna Podiatry in Lake Isabella, California, Dr. Holly Spohn-Gross excels at treating sports injuries and helping patients rehab. With individualized treatment plans, she helps everyday people get back to enjoying the recreational activities they love like hiking, running, or hitting the gym. If a sports medicine injury, such as sprained ankle or hurt knee, is holding you back, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine/Injury Q & A

What is sports medicine?

If you’re physically active or an athlete on any level, you may already have some experience with sports medicine. Sports medicine refers to the field of healthcare that focuses on preventing and treating injuries that occur as a result of sports and exercise. It also addresses chronic conditions that impair your ability to remain active.

Dr. Spohn-Gross excels in the field of sports medicine, diagnosing and treating injuries to bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles, as well as chronic conditions.

What are some common sports medicine injuries?

Dr. Spohn-Gross is an excellent podiatrist and specializes in treating injuries to the feet and ankles.

A sprained ankle is one of the most common injuries she sees. Virtually every sport involves running and constant change of direction, which places stress on your feet and ankles, making them susceptible to injury. Other activities like recreational running, hiking, or dancing can also lead to feet and ankle injuries.

However, Dr. Spohn-Gross also treats patients with a variety of other sports medicine injuries and chronic conditions, including:

  • Fractures
  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Asthma (especially when exercise exacerbates your condition)
  • Concussions
  • Cartilage injuries

What types of techniques are used to treat sports medicine injuries?

When treating a sports medicine injury, Dr. Spohn-Gross first diagnoses your injury. She asks you about your symptoms and may conduct in-office tests to observe your range of motion and flexibility.

She also performs a thorough physical exam and in some cases may opt for further testing, such as X-rays, to better determine the root cause of your injury. Fractures, torn ligaments, and cartilage injuries require X-ray imaging to properly diagnose.

To treat injuries or chronic conditions, Dr. Spohn-Gross works with you to develop personalized treatment plans. In many cases, physical therapy can produce excellent results and speed up healing. This may include muscle stretching and strengthening to both improve your condition and prevent further injury, along with nutrition counseling.

Exercise can also help you with rehabilitation from many injuries, particularly physical activity that isn’t stressful on your joints, such as swimming or biking.

To learn more about sports medicine and how you can benefit from Dr. Spohn-Gross’s expert care in the event of an injury, call or schedule an appointment online today.

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