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Nonsurgical Orthopaedic (Sports Medicine) Care

While injuries can occur in athletes of all ages and skill levels, the vast majority of stresses and strains to joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons can be treated nonsurgically. At NorthShore, our fellowship-trained physical medicine physicians, also called physiatrists, provide comprehensive evaluations, diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and spine conditions due to athletic endeavors. From chronic conditions to acute traumatic sports injuries, our team of experienced physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists works to get you back in action as quickly as possible.

Treatment Options

Caring for weekend warriors as well as elite athletes, our physiatry team focuses on restoring function, improving strength and flexibility, and reducing pain for a variety of sports and orthopaedic injuries. From knee, hip and shoulder conditions to repetitive motion injuries and muscle and tendon strains, NorthShore’s physical medicine physicians offer a variety of nonsurgical solutions. Treatment strategies may include medications, injections, modalities and prosthetics/orthotics as well as full-range of rehabilitation services provided by our specially-trained physical and occupational therapists.

Our physiatrists have expertise performing a number of interventional techniques for treating joint and muscular conditions such as:

  • Peripheral joint injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Ultrasound-guided cortisone injections
  • Botox injections
  • Regenerative medicine therapies

NorthShore uniquely offers advanced ultrasound-guided injection procedures using the latest imaging technology. This state-of-the-art capability allows our physical medicine team to visualize in real time the accurate placement of needle injections to optimize treatment and ensure the best outcomes.

For More Information

While a slight ankle sprain or sore knee may not require a visit to the emergency room, prompt medical attention may help to reduce further damage and start you back on the road to recovery faster. For more information or to request a physiatrist consult, please call 847.570.2066.