Sports Medicine Specialist

Body Lounge Park Cities

Wellness Clinic & Sports Medicine located in Park Cities, Dallas, TX

Playing sports benefits you in many ways. Being active, social, and healthy with sports comes at the risk for injuries and bodily wear and tear. Based in Park Cities in Dallas, the team at Body Lounge Park Cities works alongside you to improve your performance and treat any injuries that occur from exercise. To learn more about how your body works during exercise or get treated for a sports-related injury, call Body Lounge Park Cities or schedule your appointment online.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is the area of medicine that focuses on your body’s reaction to playing sports. The goal of sports medicine is to improve your performance and avoid injuries or treat them when they occur. Once your sports medicine treatment is complete, you should be able to return to your sport with full functioning of the injured body part.

General exercise and sports can be hard on your bones and muscles. Children are more prone to injuries, but adults who stay active should be aware of the types of injuries that they can get from sports and exercise, too.

What are some injuries that occur in sports?

There are countless injuries that can result from playing sports. A few common sports-related injuries are:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Fractures

In addition to injuries, Body Lounge Park Cities treats illnesses that are common in sports or affect your play. They include:

  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Heat stroke

No matter what’s stopping you from being as active as you’d like, the Body Lounge Park Cities team works hard to help you participate in sports without issues from your illness.

What are some sports medicine treatments?

When you’re first injured, you must follow the acronym RICE to treat your injury. RICE stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. For mild injuries, this method eases pain and swelling to help speed up recovery.

A serious injury requires medical attention, too. You may need weeks or months of physical therapy, medications to control the pain and swelling, or surgery.

How can I prevent future sports-related injuries?

You can’t always predict or prepare for an injury. However, there are some steps you can take to minimize your chances of being injured while playing sports or exercising. You can:

  • Exercise or do the sport on a regular basis
  • Stop when you’re fatigued
  • Warm up before playing
  • Cool down after playing
  • Stretch before and after playing
  • Use the proper techniques and form

Following the instructions and being educated about your sport helps you play safely and for a long time. You should also have a plan in place for when injuries occur.

If you exercise regularly or play sports, the team at Body Lounge Park Cities can keep you safe during the activity and treat injuries as they occur. To make an appointment for sports medicine, call Body Lounge Park Cities or book online today.