Pediatric Sports Medicine
Pediatric sports medicine cares for children and teens with sports-related injuries and conditions to get them back to doing what they love.
Pediatric Sports Medicine at Wellstar
Wellstar’s pediatric sports medicine physicians specialize in treating injuries and conditions that affect the ability of children and teens to play sports and participate in other physical activities.
Any child or teen who participates in team sports can see a sports medicine doctor for annual pre-participation exams and cardiovascular health testing.
When a student-athlete is injured, pediatric sports medicine physicians can examine, diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, including sprains, dislocations, and overuse injuries, as well as concussions and heat exhaustion. CT scans or ultrasounds are often required to diagnose these types of injuries. Treatments range from pain relief medicine like cortisone shots to rehabilitative therapies and orthopedic surgery such as ACL reconstruction.
Our expert sports medicine physicians help student-athletes manage related health conditions such as diabetes, asthma and eating disorders to keep them playing at the top of their potential.
Other services performed by these specialists include nutrition counseling and strength and stability training.
What we treat
- Sprains and strains
- Ligament injuries
- Overuse injuries
- Cartilage injuries
- Exercise-induced asthma
- Nutrition issues
- Eating disorders
- Stress fractures
- Heat illness (such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke)
- Unique conditions of the athlete with special needs
- Unique conditions of the female athlete