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Sports Medicine

Ross Medical Group

Family Medicine, Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy in Miami, FL

Whether you’re an amateur or professional athlete, if you’ve suffered a sports injury you need competent care for a quick recovery. David A. Ross, MD, is a sports medicine specialist who provides general and pediatric sports medicine at Ross Medical Group in Miami. For an evaluation and treatment plan, call the office today or book online.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is general and pediatric sports medicine?

General and pediatric sports medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on helping injured athletes of all ages recover quickly and prevent further injury or illness. Dr. Ross is an experienced sports medicine physician who has worked with many professional, college, and amateur athletes to decrease their pain and improve function so they could safely get back to their activities.

He offers many specialty sports medicine services at Ross Medical Group, including:

  • Pre-participation physical exam
  • Sports dermatology
  • Female athlete triad

Dr. Ross can also help you determine your return to play decisions after your injury or illness.

How is pediatric sports medicine different?

Children and teens are prone to injury and require specialized care to not only support healing but also continued growth and development. Dr. Ross received additional training so he could manage the special health needs of young, growing athletes.

In addition to helping younger athletes recover from their injuries, Dr. Ross also provides guidance on how they can improve their strength, endurance, and performance, and prevent further pediatric sports injuries.

What are common sports injuries?

Dr. Ross has many years of experience and has helped many athletes recover from an array of sports injuries. Some of the most common include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Shin splints
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Exertional compartment syndrome
  • Turf toe
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sports hernias

Sports injuries may occur from a bad landing or fall, or from overuse.

What treatments can help me recover from my sports injury?

Dr. Ross develops individualized treatment plans based on your injury, current health, medical history, and sport. His goal with treatment is to help you get back on the field as quickly as possible without risk of a re-injury.

Your treatment may include:

  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Brace or splint
  • Ultrasound-guided injections

Dr. Ross also offers specialized care for the management and monitoring of concussions and specialized tests for athletes, including compartment pressure testing and gait and running analysis.

Dr. Ross may also refer you to the in-house physical therapist to design an exercise program to help you regain strength, endurance, and mobility and help you recover faster.

Athletes push their body’s to the limit and are prone to injury. For competent care, contact the general and pediatric sports medicine specialist at Ross Medical Group today or book an appointment online.