Sports Medicine Physician in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Whether you’re young or old, a competitive athlete or a fitness buff, anyone who is physically active is likely to experience a mild, moderate, or severe sports injury at some point – especially those involved in a contact sport. Whether the injury is due to an accident on the playing field, poor training practices, improper equipment, or a lack of conditioning, it may require medical attention beyond rest, ice, compression, and elevation.
When you want to return to your sport or activity, seeking treatment from an experienced orthopedic specialist like Dr. Paul Meli can make all the difference in whether you’re sidelined indefinitely or back in action as quickly as possible.
Since 1990, Dr. Meli has helped thousands of patients recover from sport injuries and get back in the game. He is an expert at diagnosing and treating a wide variety of injuries that may prevent you from enjoying the activities you love.
Common Sports Injuries
Sports injuries that Dr. Meli commonly treats include:
- Achilles tendonitis and Achilles tendon tears
- ACL, MCL, and PCL tears (knee ligaments)
- Meniscus (knee cartilage) tears
- Shin splints (shin pain)
- Hamstring injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Shoulder impingement syndrome
- Rotator cuff tears
- Shoulder instability
- Dislocations (shoulder, knee)
- Strains and sprains
If you have sustained a sports injury that is causing lingering pain and affecting your mobility, Dr. Meli will focus on the source of the injury and, depending on its location and severity, tailor treatment to your specific needs. He will also show you how you can improve your athletic performance and avoid future injuries.
Although a gifted orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Meli reserves surgery as a last resort, as most sports injuries can be effectively treated with non- or minimally invasive options such as medication, physical therapy, cortisone or trigger point injections, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
Fast and Effective Sports Injury Treatment
At Paul Meli Orthopedic Surgery, we provide a level of care for sports injuries that is second to none. The important thing is to relieve your pain and help you return to the activities you enjoy as swiftly as possible.
For expert orthopedic care, call (954) 324-7711 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Meli in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. You can also request an appointment online to arrange your visit. Dr. Meli looks forward to meeting with you to discuss your recovery options.