Sports Medicine at Medical City Dallas
At Medical City Dallas, our physicians are dedicated to helping you live the active life you love, without pain. From the runner to the retiree with a solid serve, we will find the solution that is right for you.
Some of the most common conditions treated at Medical City:
When you use a set of muscles too much, you’re likely to strain the tendons (soft tissues) that connect those muscles to your bones. At first, pain or swelling may come and go quickly. But if you do too much too soon, your muscles may overtire again. The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. If tendonitis occurs here, you may feel pain when your foot touches down or when your heel lifts off the ground.
Elbow Tendonitis (“Tennis Elbow”)
The most common symptom of tennis elbow is pain on the outer side of the elbow and down the forearm. You may have pain all the time or only when you lift things. The elbow may also swell, get red, or feel warm to the touch. And it may hurt to grip things, turn your hand, or swing your arm.
Hip Weakness, Muscular Imbalance
This is a common injury in beginner athletes who over-train one set of muscles, without strengthening the muscles that counterbalance them.
IT Band Issues
The IT band is a band of fibrous tissues that runs from the hip past the knee. Often new runners will mistake inflammation of the IT band for a knee injury.
A meniscus tear is a common knee injury. The meniscus is a disc that cushions your knee. You have two on each leg: one is on the knee’s outer edge, and another on its inner edge. It keeps your knee steady. Less severe meniscus tears often happen months or even years before being diagnosed by a physician.
The plantar fascia is a ligament-like band running from your heel to the ball of your foot. This band pulls on the heel bone, raising the arch of your foot as it pushes off the ground. But if your foot moves incorrectly, the plantar fascia may become strained. The fascia may swell and its tiny fibers may begin to fray, causing plantar fasciitis.
With plantar fasciitis, the bottom of your foot may hurt when you stand, especially first thing in the morning.
Rotator Cuff Tears
The rotator cuff is a team of muscles and connecting tendons in the shoulder. It attaches your upper arm to your shoulder blade. Your rotator cuff helps you reach, throw, push, pull, and lift. Without it, your shoulder cannot do its job.
Bursa is a fluid-filled sac that helps cushion the muscles, tendons, and bones in a joint. When a bursa becomes inflamed, it’s called bursitis. Common symptoms of bursitis include pain, tenderness, and swelling that limits movement of the joint.
You can book an appointment with Medical City Dallas physicians by calling the Physician Referral Line at (972) 566-7111.