Sports Medicine

Trevin Thurman, MD -  - Pain Medicine

Vitality Spine & Sports Medicine

Trevin Thurman, MD

Pain Medicine & Orthopaedics located in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA

If you’re looking for help with a sports injury, Harvard-trained, triple board-certified sports medicine specialist Trevin Thurman, MD, at Vitality Spine & Sports Medicine in Sawtelle within West Los Angeles, can help. Dr. Thurman is an expert in pain medicine and physical rehabilitation as well as sports medicine and excels in finding non-surgical ways to treat sports injuries. Get back to playing the sports you love in the best shape possible by calling Vitality Spine & Sports Medicine today, or book an appointment online.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a branch of health care that focuses on treating injuries that happen when people are playing sports or undergoing training. Sports medicine specialists also aim to help athletes to optimize their health and fitness to achieve better performances.

Injuries are common in people who play sports or are physically active. Sports injuries cause pain and tenderness and may result in swelling and bruising. Many sports injuries affect your ability to move as freely as you would normally.

Common sporting injuries like fractures and sprains can be hard to tell apart without a medical assessment. For example, if you have a swollen, painful ankle, you might think it’s a sprain when in fact the bone is broken. Prompt medical attention at Vitality Spine & Sports Medicine ensures you get the right treatment for the injury, assuring you of optimal recovery.

What kinds of sports injuries might I get?

Some of the most frequently seen types of sports injuries include:

  • Tendon strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Soft tissue tears
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Impact injuries
  • Fractures and dislocation

Certain injuries are more common in people who play sports, for example, meniscal tears in the knees, Achilles tendon injuries in the lower leg, ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) damage in the knees, and rotator cuff tears in the shoulders.

What treatments are there for sports injuries?

Treatments for sports injuries vary depending on what’s causing the problem. Broken bones might need surgery and immobilization in a cast for instance, whereas a sprain would be better off with physical therapies.

Dr. Thurman at Vitality Spine & Sports Medicine has considerable expertise in diagnosing and treating sports injuries and uses as natural an approach as possible. Treatments for your sports injury might include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic manipulation
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Selective nerve ablation

Selective ablation of sensory nerves in the hip, shoulder, knee, and sacroiliac joint, is an advanced form of treatment that no other provider in Los Angeles can offer.

Sports medicine specialist Dr. Thurman trained at the prestigious Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has experience as a team physician for major league baseball and professional football teams, so his expertise is unrivaled. If you have a sports injury, call Vitality Spine & Sports Medicine today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thurman, or book an appointment using the online tool.