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Darin Tessier
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Primary Care, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4.45 Average rating 4.45 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 29477 29477 Tomball Pkwy, Tomball, TX 77375
Clinical Interests: knee problems
Dr. Alain E. Elbaz M.D.
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Primary Care, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4.67 Average rating 4.67 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
Address: 22485 22485 Tomball Pkwy, Houston, TX 77070
Clinical Interests: arthroscopic surgery, arthritis, trauma ... (Read more)
"Had emergency surgery. Broken femur! Dr. Elbaz is THE BEST! Fantastic surgeon, kind, explains things, encourages you, just a wonderful doctor! I highly recommend him."
December 7, 2016
Dr. Stephen D. Simonich M.D
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2.31 Average rating 2.31 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 13635 Michel Road, Houston, TX 77375
Clinical Interests: wrist problems, wrist injury, wrist fracture ... (Read more)
Dr. David Ross Mack M.D.
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Primary Care, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4.13 Average rating 4.13 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 22485 22485 Tomball Pkwy, Houston, TX 77070
Dr. James E. Mathis M.D.
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4.38 Average rating 4.38 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 13603 Michel Road, Houston, TX 77375
Clinical Interests: sports health, trauma, arthritis ... (Read more)
Dr. Matthew Hammit M.D.
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2.9 Average rating 2.9 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 13603 Michel Road, Houston, TX 77375
Clinical Interests: arthroscopic surgery, ankle problems, foot problems
Dr. M. Tarek Al-Fahl M.D.
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Address: 13603 Michel Road, Houston, TX 77375
Clinical Interests: arthroscopic surgery, pain, trauma ... (Read more)
Dr. Michael L. Blackwell M.D.
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2.72 Average rating 2.72 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
Address: 425 Holderrieth Boulevard, Tomball, TX 77375
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What is Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine is the specialty that promotes physical fitness and activity while managing, treating, and preventing injuries that happen during exercise or participation in sports. Sports medicine fosters wellness and fitness and works to inhibit injury. A sports medicine specialist may work with professional athletes, school sports teams, individuals who participate in sports on the weekend for fun, or someone who is just beginning to exercise for the first time. Although their main focus is on musculoskeletal function, sports medicine specialists also care for patients' full medical and nutritional needs as they relate to their active lifestyle.

Some examples of the kinds of injuries and issues that a sports medicine specialist might see in their work include:
  • Acute sports injuries (sprains, fractures)
  • Overuse injuries (tendonitis, bursitis)
  • Head injuries (concussion)
  • Heat injuries (heat stroke)
  • Athletes with chronic illness (asthma, diabetes, heart disease) and how their illness is affected by exercise
  • Nutrition and the use of supplements
  • Developing a safe exercise plan for obese or sedentary patients
  • Substance abuse of performance-enhancing drugs
  • Teaching proper form and technique to reduce the chance of injury

Sports medicine specialists often work closely with orthopedic specialists, and the scope of their work can have some overlap. The main distinction is that orthopedic specialists can perform surgery when it is needed, while sports medicine specialists focus on non-surgical solutions for injuries.

Whether they are the team physicians making sure every professional player is performing safely and at their best, or community specialists getting you back in the game after a sprained ankle, sports medicine doctors are there to make sure you're in good condition to lead an active life.
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