Sports Medicine Specialist

Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C.

Orthopedic Surgery & Foot and Ankle Surgery located in Hood River, OR & The Dalles, OR

If you’ve been injured playing sports, medical evaluations and proper treatment give you the best chance of making a full recovery. At Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C., board-certified orthopedic surgeon Gregory Stanley, MD, MBA, FAAOS, and his staff offer comprehensive sports medicine services at their offices in The Dalles and Hood River, Oregon. Call the office at the first sign of a sports injury or schedule a visit online today.

Sports Medicine Q&A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine Sports medicine is a subspecialty of orthopaedics that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries suffered during athletic activity. The goal of treatment is to heal and rehabilitate injuries so patients can quickly return to their athletic activities. Participating in sports places wear-and-tear on the body, and can lead to orthopaedic injuries. Athletes are susceptible to injuries that include stress fractures and chronic pain, as well as tearing or stretching of internal structures. At Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. this includes evaluations, diagnoses, and treatments of common injuries many athletes face. 

The team can also offer sports physicals for athletic participation in Oregon and Washington.   Call the office to book your sports physical today.

Oregon Sports Pre-participation Physical Exam Form

Washington Sports Pre-participation Physical Exam Form

Treatment with Dr. Stanley helps you recover as quickly as possible. He is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and an expert in his field.

What are common sports injuries?

Common injuries that can happen while playing sports include:

  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) issues
  • Knee cartilage problems
  • Fractures
  • Meniscal tears
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Nerve compression injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Joint dislocation
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shin splints
  • Groin injuries
  • Rotator cuff issues
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Concussions

If your injury is severe or doesn’t heal on its own, see the experts at Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C., for an evaluation. 

Which type of sports injury do I have?

To find out which sports injury you may have, Dr. Stanley evaluates the injured tissues and discusses your symptoms and medical history with you. He may recommend that you complete blood tests, CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, X-rays, or other imaging procedures. 

Signs of an injury include pain, redness, swelling, stiffness, bruising, and limited range of motion. 

What are common sports medicine treatments?

Common sports medicine treatments that your Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. provider could recommend include:

Home remedies

Using ice or heat packs, splinting, and wearing a brace are things you can do at home to maximize healing after a sports injury. 

Physical therapy

Completing physical therapy exercises can get you back on the field, court, or rink as quickly as possible. 

Bracing

If you have fractured, sprain or are dealing with instability. The team can provide custom molded or off-the-shelf bracing onsite.

Medications

Taking medications can reduce pain and inflammation associated with a sports injury. 

Injections

Injections containing steroids, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), or stem cells can speed up healing after a sports injury, reduce swelling, and alleviate pain. 

Surgery

The types of surgery available at Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. for sports injuries include joint arthroscopy, cartilage preservation and transplantation, ligament reconstruction, fracture care, and much more.

To learn more about sports medicine at Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C., call the office or schedule an appointment online today.