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Athletic Injuries

Titan Orthopedics

Orthopedics located in Memphis, TN

No athlete likes a sidelining injury, which is why John Lochemes, MD, at Titan Orthopedics, offers specialized care for athletic injuries. Through advanced treatments, including regenerative medicine, Dr. Lochemes helps his Memphis, Tennessee, patients of all ages continue to do what they love most. For experienced and expert care of your sports injury, call the office or use the online scheduling tool.

Athletic Injuries Q & A

What are the most common athletic injuries?

Sports push your body, and there may come a time when your body is pushed too far, resulting in a:

  • Sprained ankle
  • Pulled muscle
  • Torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • Torn meniscus
  • Ruptured tendon
  • Torn rotator cuff
  • Dislocation or fracture

You can also develop a sports injury over time, like tennis elbow, because of the repeated stress on the joint.

The bottom line is that athletic injuries can crop up in any number of ways, and Dr. Lochemes is familiar with them all.

What should I do if I’ve been injured playing sports?

If you’ve been injured on the field, court, or running trail, you should apply the RICE method as soon as you can:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

This quick action is designed to reduce inflammation (and pain) before it takes hold. If, however, you’ve applied the RICE method for 24 hours with little-to-no improvement (or the pain and stiffness get worse), it’s time to make an appointment at Titan Orthopedics.

Please note that if you’re in severe pain, you’re bleeding, or you’ve injured your head, you should go to the nearest emergency room.

What are the treatments for sports injuries?

When you first come in, Dr. Lochemes runs complete diagnostics, including advanced imaging, to diagnose your athletic injury. Armed with the results, he then comes up with a treatment plan that’s designed to:

  • Relieve your pain
  • Heal your injury
  • Prevent re-injury

This multi-pronged effort is especially important when it comes to athletic injuries because re-injury is a serious concern.

To help strengthen your body from the inside out when you’ve been injured, Dr. Lochemes often turns to stem cell therapy, which is a regenerative solution that promotes healing on a cellular level. By introducing stem cells into your injury, your body rebuilds and repairs itself more quickly.

In addition to this innovative therapy, Dr. Lochemes treats each athletic injury individually, recommending what’s needed for your unique situation, which may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Bracing or splinting
  • Physical therapy

If your injury requires surgery, Dr. Lochemes use the latest minimally invasive techniques to get you back to pain-free movement.

If you’ve sustained a sports injury, call Titan Orthopedics or request an appointment using the online booking tool.