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Many orthopedic injuries can be caused through overuse of a joint
during athletic activities, while others can be caused through sudden movement
or added stress on a joint. While many injuries caused by sport activities
can be common, not all of them are able to recover through R.I.C.E. alone
(Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation). Cases where an ongoing sports
injury is left untreated can often lead to longer recovery and sometimes
There are both surgical and non-surgical options for treating sports injuries
depending on the severity and damage. Non-surgical treatments include
injections, medication and physical therapy. It is important that each
injury be evaluated individually to build the best treatment plan
Providing expert medical care to
local athletesSt. Mary-Corwin Medical Center has developed a specialized and
dedicated sports medicine program to provide critical medical coverage for
sports events in Pueblo County. The sports medicine program, featuring a
prevention and management component,
will increase the quantity and quality of medical coverage at high school and
university sporting events in the community.
Inspired by the vision of Dr. Shawn Nakamura, the goal of the St.
Mary-Corwin Sports Specialists program is to provide the best care for the
athletes, and to be a medical resource for athletes and their families,
coaches, and athletic trainers by providing a multidisciplinary team of medical
professionals specially trained in sports medicine.
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