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Sports Injuries

Sports Medicine and Injuries is a very broad topic that cannot be exhaustively covered in this one article. This is meant as a general overview. We highly recommend that you call your local Austin sports medicine doctor, Michael Burris M.D. with your questions, or just make an appointment.

Some common sports injuries or conditions include cramps, burners, stingers, heat exhaustion, contusions, sprains, strains, stress fractures, hip injuries, knee injuries, leg injuries, etc. We didn't even cover most of the body but you get the idea. Safety and injury prevention must definitely be taken into consideration. When injuries do happen then your orthopaedic surgeon can help you correctly diagnose and map out a course of treatment.

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and can play a huge role in preventing many medical conditions. Exercise can help prevent depression, obesity, disorderly sleep patterns, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even cancer. The risk of heart disease and stroke, the leading causes of death in the United States, can be reduced with a lifestyle that includes regular exercise. Less easily measured but no less important, exercise is know for it's positive effect on mood. Studies indicate that people are less likely to be depressed, anxious, and stressed.

It is important to know what your limitations are as well as possible consequences of ignoring your current physical health. Your doctor or health professional can help you with this. You can exercise regularly and enjoy it's benefits without being a full blown athlete or always involved in athletic sports.

Competition can bring out the best in performance from people. At this high level of skill, operating your body in such a fashion exposes you to potential injuries. Most people who are injured in competition want nothing more than to effectively and quickly heal and get back to what they love. Our goal is to help you to quickly return to the active lifestyle that you enjoy. If you are injured or have a lingering condition please make an appointment with Dr. Burris, in Austin, Texas, to help you operate at peak performance. His orthopaedic and sports medicine knowledge will help diagnose and treat your sports related ailments.

By no means an exhaustive list, but you might suffer from or be in need of an item in the following list. Please let us help you get better!

Just schedule an appointment with Michael Burris, MD.

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