Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Specialist
When sports are your life, having access to an expert focused on improving your performance, preventing injuries, and expediting healing from past injuries is critical to maintaining your competitive edge. Drs. Sinha and Spencer at STAR Ortho in Rancho Mirage and La Quinta, California provide renowned sports medicine consultation and treatment for athletes just like you. Whether you’re looking to be a better athlete on the court or get back on the field as soon as possible, STAR Ortho can provide a dream team of professionals to help you achieve and surpass your goals.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is a sports medicine doctor?

A sports medicine doctor specializes in maximizing performance and preventing and treating injuries in athletes of all ages. Sports medicine doctors are primary care doctors or orthopedic surgeons who have specialized training in sports medicine.

What sports medicine services are offered at STAR Ortho?

The doctors at STAR Ortho have extensive experience in all aspects of sports medicine, including:

  • Treating muscle, ligament, and joint injuries through both surgical and non-surgical treatment
  • Maximizing your performance on the court or field through custom orthotics, counseling, and strengthening
  • Preventing injury through expert guidance, partnering with physical and massage therapists, and custom orthotics when appropriate
  • Working directly with physical therapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, and others to ensure continuity of care and the best possible outcome

Which conditions can be treated by a sports medicine doctor?

Sports medicine doctors treat and prevent common sports injuries including muscle and joint injuries from head to toe (e.g., shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle, foot, biceps). Injuries can include fractures, tendonitis, strains, sprains, tears, impingement, and more.

Do I need a referral to see a sports medicine doctor?

STAR Ortho eliminates the bureaucracy associated with healthcare and health insurers. One way the team at STAR Ortho cuts the red tape is by giving athletes direct access to scheduling and control over their healthcare.

However, your insurance company may require a referral. Contact your carrier in advance to learn more about their requirements.

When should I see a sports medicine doctor?

There’s no magic formula for determining when it’s time to see your sports medicine doctor. Sports medicine doctors don’t focus on a problem or a diagnosis but the athlete.

Because these doctors are passionate about maximizing your performance and preventing injuries long before they occur, it’s a good idea to maintain a regular schedule with your sports medicine doctor to ensure you’re doing everything you can to maintain your game.

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