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Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

When to see a physician

Getting the proper treatment early can prevent further injury.

If your pain or symptoms haven’t improved, please find an orthopedic or sports medicine physician near you.

Sports medicine focuses on physical fitness — from improving athletic skills to training safely to treating injuries sustained during sports and exercise. Sports medicine isn’t limited to just serious athletes, but athletes of all ages and skill levels, regular people, everyday exercisers and weekend warriors.

Orthopedic physicians play a vital role in sports medicine. They are often the go-to experts in managing sports injuries.

Avera orthopedic physicians are found in Avera hospitals and clinics across our five-state footprint. So if the game gets the best of you, you’re always connected to the best orthopedic care in the region.

5 reasons to choose orthopedic care at Avera

  • Personalized treatment plans
  • Specialized care that gets better results
  • Faster recovery 
  • Strategies that can help prevent future injuries 
  • Local access; outreach orthopedic care to rural clinics

Getting Back in the Game

After sustaining an injury, there’s nothing more an athlete wants than getting back in the game. Avera orthopedic physicians work with the bone, muscle and joint injuries of athletes and individuals every day to help them get back to the game and movement they love.

When you choose an Avera orthopedic physician, you can trust that your injury will be handled properly and the most appropriate and effective treatment plan will be chosen for you. Plans of care often involve medication, physical therapy, surgery or a combination of treatments.

Athletic Training at Avera

Avera Sports has the athlete down to a science. Our athletic programs benchmark athletes’ current performance, and then use proven training techniques and exclusive technology to help create game-changing skills in every athlete. 

Sports Injuries

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a neighborhood walker, an injury can happen to anyone. A rough tackle or fall on the sidewalk may cause an injury that requires medical care.

6 common symptoms of orthopedic injuries

  • Pain (extreme or dull)
  • Redness/brusing
  • Swelling
  • Weakness
  • Stiffness
  • Warmth