Sports Medicine

Orthocenter

Orthopedic Surgery located in Red Bank, NJ & Morganville, NJ

Sports, by their very nature, are designed to push your body to its limits. At Orthocenter, the team of orthopedic surgeons and rehabilitation specialists understands the stresses that sports place on your body and works with you to prevent injury, as well as come out the other side of an injury as strong as ever. If you want to stay off the sidelines, call one of the three locations in Red Bank, Morganville, and Marlboro Township, New Jersey, to get the best in sports medicine care. The Red Bank office also features Saturday hours starting at 9 am. Simply call, come in, or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine is designed to help athletes, from casual enthusiasts to weekend warriors, improve their performance, prevent injury, and recover as quickly as possible from sports injuries that range from degenerative and repetitive stresses to acute trauma.

At Orthocenter, the team of orthopedic specialists partners with their patients and local athletic trainers to optimize performance and strengthen athletes so they can withstand the rigors of sports pursuits of all kinds, whether on a playing field or a running trail.

What are the Most Common Sports Injuries?

The most common sports injuries include:

  • Sprained ankle
  • Groin pull
  • Ligament tears in the knee (anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL)
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tendinitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Achilles tendon injuries


This list is by no means comprehensive as sports injuries can be progressive or acute and affect almost every soft and hard tissue in your body.

When Should I See a Doctor?

If you experience pain and swelling, you should immediately apply the RICE method: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. If your injury doesn’t respond — the swelling persists and the pain doesn’t lessen — you’d do well to see one of the orthopedic specialists at Orthocenter because early intervention can make all the difference in getting you back to an active life.

How are Sports Injuries Treated?

The team at Orthocenter has access to, and extensive training in, the latest diagnostic and treatment tools for sports injuries of all kinds. For example, they offer knee, shoulder, and hip arthroscopy, which allows them to take a closer look inside your joints to pinpoint the problem so they can get you started on a treatment plan as quickly as possible.

Often, they’re also able to make minor repairs arthroscopically all in one procedure. The team also offers comprehensive treatment plans that include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Bracing, splinting, and casting
  • Physical therapy


The doctors typically start out conservatively and only ramp up their efforts if your injury doesn’t respond. As orthopedic surgeons, the team at Orthocenter offers minimally invasive surgeries to help get you back into the game as soon as is prudent.

If you’re nursing a sports injury, call Orthocenter at one of their three locations or stop by the urgent care clinic in Marlboro Township, which is also open on Saturdays. You can also schedule an appointment using the easy online booking tool.