Sports Doctor in Mumbai

Sports Medicine is a branch of medicine that provides treatment and prevention of sports and exercise-related injuries to improve overall fitness. The orthopedic sports injury specialist in Mumbai diagnoses and treats sports & exercise-related injuries with the latest medical surgical advances and devises MISS, i.e., minimally invasive techniques to reduce pain and speed up healing. Sports medicine aims to provide effective treatment so that patients may recoup faster and accomplish their training goals.

Some valuable tips by our sports injury specialist in Mumbai: to avoid sports-related injuries:

  • Exercise regularly to gain muscles strength. Exercises will help stretch muscles, increase flexibility, and reduce soft tissue injuries.
  • Evaluate the right kind of exercise for you and then gradually increase your exercise level.

Tip: avoid overdoing the exercise.

  • Wear sportswear while exercising or any athletic activity. Also, ensure to wear protective gear such as elbow guards, eye gear, facemasks, mouth guards, knee pads, and athletic shoes while doing any athletic activity, to reduce injury risk while maintaining agility in performance.
  • Always start your exercise or sports activity regimen with warm-up and end with cool-down. The warm-up or cool-down prepares the body for the transition from normal to exercise mode or vice-versa.
  • Avoid exercising immediately after a heavy meal.
  • Maintain a healthy and balanced diet to fulfill your body’s needs while exercising.
  • Avoid playing when you are injured or tired. Instead, take intermittent breaks to rest your muscles while playing.
  • Ensure that you are physically fit to play the sport.

Exercise and sports are beneficial to health. Still, people suffer injury to various body parts due to exertional activity. We have been able to treat various sports injury surgery in mumbai effectively. Some parts that are most prone to sports injury are discussed in detail below.

Some of the common sports injuries include:

Certain sports, such as sprinting, football, basketball, lacrosse, or skiing, have an increased risk of knee joint injury because of drastic moves and excessive use of the knee joints. Sudden twists and turns exert imbalanced pressure on the knee joint causing ligament or muscle injury. Sports knee injuries may require physical therapy or surgical intervention that can be performed using open surgical or minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Savadekar will recommend physical therapy to improve muscles health, elasticity, and joint movement.

Next to the knee joint, foot and ankle are most exposed to injury. Since the ankle is the lowest joint that relays the entire body's pressure while executing movements, it is prone to injuries. Typically, football, hockey, skating players, and athletes succumb to foot ankle injuries. However, most injuries, including muscle sprains, strains, ankle fractures, and Achilles tendinitis, can be treated with orthotics, braces, physical therapy, injections, or surgery.

Femur bone fracture, labral tear, and hip dislocation are common sports-related injuries that affect the hip. The hip joint bears spine as well pelvic weight, and its joint performs a range of motions. Hence, it is susceptible to various joint, muscle, ligament, and bone injuries. As a result, sports athletes are very susceptible to hip injuries that require immediate medical attention. Dr. Savadekar, a renowned sports doctor in Mumbai, provides rehabilitation programs and physical therapy as the most prominent medical intervention. He also provides assistance in exercises to improve muscle strength and restore hip functionality.

Our sports injury specialist in Mumbai provides both non-surgical(conservative treatment) or surgical treatments for sports injuries that include:

Non-surgical / Conservative Treatment

  • Rest: In the case of injury, it is best to rest your body to help faster recovery.
  • Ice: Ice packs are the best remedy to alleviate swelling and pain. Ice-pack should be placed on the affected area at least for 15-20 minutes, with small breaks.
  • Compression: Compression with elastic wraps, air casts, and splints help alleviate pain and swelling.`
  • Activity Modification: Avoid activities that trigger injury symptoms and change to a healthier lifestyle.
  • Physical Therapy Maintain a regular exercise regimen to improve range of motion and strengthen muscles.
  • Anti-inflammatory Medication: The doctor provides medications like naproxen and ibuprofen to relieve inflammation and pain.
  • Cortisone Injection: When the above methods, i.e., physical therapy, medications, rest, and activity modifications, do not help relieve pain and swelling, our sports doctor in Mumbai recommends a cortisone injection. Cortisone injection is an anti-inflammatory medicine that relieves long-term pain due to muscle- tears, rupture, or fracture.