Whether you are a weekend warrior or professional, collegiate or high school athlete, if you are suffering from an injury, you may need treatment to get back in action. Our team of sports medicine professionals are ready and waiting to diagnose and treat your sport or orthopedic-related injury or musculoskeletal condition. It could be a disorder or injury impacting your muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs or blood vessels.
Sometimes when you get hurt during a practice or a game, it can be hard to know if the injury is severe enough to need treatment or physical therapy. That’s why our athletic trainers offer free sports injury clinics throughout southwest Michigan. The athletic trainer will assess your injury and provide recommendations for treatment. If further medical attention is needed, you will be referred to one of our orthopedic/sports medicine providers who will treat your injury before safely returning to play.
Many area schools and sporting organizations choose Bronson as their official team physicians. We use our expertise and resources to ensure injured athletes receive the individual attention and personalized care they need. Our number one priority is to get athletes, of all levels, back into action as quickly and safely as possible.
Sports medicine conditions we treat
For more than 35 years, our sports medicine team has been treating individuals of all ages for injuries to bones, muscles and joints, joint pain and skin conditions. Commonly treated conditions include:
Shoulder and arm injuries
Head and neck injuries
Leg, foot and ankle injuries
If you need care for a condition not listed here, consult with one of our orthopedic and sports medicine providers.
Sports medicine treatments
With a large and diverse team of sports medicine specialists, we are able to offer a wide variety of treatment options. Some of the most common treatments include:
- Arthroscopy – A minimally invasive procedure used to view, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint
- Cartilage restoration – The knee is resurfaced, realigned and stabilized. This procedure is good for patients under 50 years of age who are active.
- Conditioning program – Exercise, diet and rest to become more physically fit
- Injections – Treat painful conditions, such as tendinitis
- ImPACT® test – Computerized neurocognitive test used to help evaluate and manage a sport-related concussion
- Medication – Prescription or over-the-counter drugs to relieve pain and prevent infection
- Orthotics – Inserts for shoes to help correct an abnormal walking pattern
- Physical therapy/rehabilitation - Non-surgical techniques, such as massage, heat treatment and exercises to reduce pain, restore function and prevent injury
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy - non-surgical treatment that uses injections fo a patient's own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints
- R.I.C.E. – Stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. It and is one of the most recommended treatments for injuries, such as sprains and strains.
- Therapeutic aids – Braces, inserts, wraps, splints and other accessories designed to provide supports to injured bones, muscles and joints
- Therapeutic exercise – Physical activities that focus on restoring and maintaining strength, stability, flexibility and balance
- X-rays, CT scans and MRIs – Imaging tests that take photos of the interior of the body