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Sports Medicine Care & Management

Dr. Pradyumna R is a sport medicine specialist at Bangalore Orthopaedic Clinic, in BTM Layout Bangalore. He has dedicated his career to the care of injured athletes and active people. His philosophy is to focus on patient care and individualized treatment plans for each person that makes his approach unique. This helps teenagers and adults with knee, shoulder, and athletic elbow conditions return to the highest levels of competition whether nonoperative or surgical. Dr. Pradyumna’s experience includes sports medicine solution, shoulder surgery, knee surgery (knee arthroscopy, ACL repair), labral repair, osteochondral grafting (cartilage transplantation) for joints (knee, elbow), rotator cuff repair, elbow surgery (elbow arthroscopy), and meniscus injury. He’s focused on handling every athletic injury that encounter with an individualized treatment plan and compassionate care. Helping you achieve your activity goals is his top priority as he aims to make your surgery or rehabilitation process smooth and successful.
If you have any queries or would like to schedule an appointment for sports medicine solution consultation,please Call +91 9113025188.
Specialty-trained sports medicine physicians. Sports Medicine is a medical subspecialty that focuses on injuries related to athletes and athletic training. A sports medicine solution is a comprehensive range of services with medical and non-medical treatment, teamed with physicians, surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists, nutritionists, and personal trainers. Most sports medicine physicians are certified in orthopedics, and then acquire additional training with fellowship in sports medicine to be certified as a sports medicine specialist. Sports medicine deals with preventing and treating sports and exercise-related injuries. It also aims to improve people’s fitness and performance. Our Sports medicine solution is personalized for each individual, with particular attention and focus on your recovery. Treatment for sports-related injuries, we work to ensure that you return to your pre-injury abilities with minimal disruption to your busy schedule Our goal is to return you to peak performance, fast. We focus on three areas: acute injuries, performance enhancements, and chronic pain.
A sports medicine specialist is a medical physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports- or exercise-related injuries. Sports Medicine Specialists address acute and chronic injuries that occur during exercise, including sprains and strains, fractures, dislocations, tendonitis, soft-tissue tumours, and tumours affecting the musculoskeletal system and works directly with athletes to improve their overall sports performance.
Sports are an important part of a healthy lifestyle. However, that’s not to say they’re always safe—there are two main types of injury that result from sports participation: traumatic injuries (which result from a sudden, unexpected incident, such as a collision) and overuse injuries (which occur when the body is forced or put under too much stress over a long period of time).
Sports injuries are common due to the increase in participation levels in sports and active lifestyles. Many people engage in several different types of sports, sometimes on a professional level. It is important to properly warm up before participating in a specific sport, and to stretch afterward. When engaging in any physical activity, proper equipment is required to prevent injury. Following are the Sports related injuries.
  • Fractures
  • Concussion
  • Knee cartilage injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Meniscal tears
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Nerve compression injuries
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Sprains and strains
  • Shoulder Separation
Sports knee injuries represent a major health concern for track and field athletes. ACL injuries are a common sports injury accounting for 35% of all knee injuries. The ACL is the strongest and most important ligament for knee stability. It connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone), providing support and stability to the knee joint. An injury can be caused by a single traumatic event such as a twist or landing from a jump or due to overuse and wear and tear over time. Anterior cruciate ligament injuries of sports are common and may require open, sliver-line surgical as well as minimally invasive techniques, depending upon the severity of the injury. In most cases, post surgery rehabilitation is recommended to regain muscle strength and improve stability.
Injuries to the shoulder can be very debilitating and even painful. A torn ligament in the shoulder or dislocated shoulder may not only end your sports career, but also hamper your daily activities. The severity of these injuries is dependent on many factors including a person’s age, sex and occupation as well as the type and extent of the injury as well as its diagnosis. For example, shoulder joint sprains, injuries to a major nerve such as the rotator cuff injury or biceps brachii muscle strains are quite common among those who practice sports such as tennis, basketball and gymnastics due to overuse of their shoulders and poor technique.
Foot and ankle injuries are common in competitive sports such as football, hockey, swimming, and equestrian events. They are also common in non-competitive sports such as bowling, biking, volleyball and jogging. Foot and ankle injuries require immediate medical attention if you want to prevent further damage. Sprains, strains, fractures, and tendinitis are common sports injuries. The professional care of the foot and ankle surgeon can help injuries heal quickly.
Minor injuries which are mild can be treated at home but necessary to seek medical attention for a sports injury consult your physician, who suggest PRICE Therapy treatment with home remedies. PRICE stands for protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation.
The type of treatment required for an injury depends on the severity. Many sports injuries heal in a few days or weeks with rest and simple home remedies, but for more serious conditions medical treatment may be required, including:
  • Pain Relief
  • Immobilization with a cast, splint, sling, walking boot or other medical device
  • Physiotherapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Corticosteroid injections to reduce swelling and pain
  • Surgical procedures to correct fractures or repair ligament, tendon or cartilage tears
Severe injuries that don’t respond to nonsurgical treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy may require surgery. Dr. Pradyumna is a highly skilled Arthroscopy & Sports medicine experts surgeon who performs minimally invasive arthroscopy whenever possible.
Advantages of Arthroscopy surgery are
  • The incisions (called portals) are small, so scarring should be minimal, and there is less muscle damage.
  • Faster Recovery
  • Rehabilitation is also faster and usually more comfortable
  • Avoid potentially dangerous activities and wear proper equipment.
  • Balancing a vigorous sport program with proper nutrition and rest, it is not easy to develop good habits
  • It is important to mix up your exercises and get enough sleep to prevent injuries.
  • If you have pain or swelling, see a physician immediately.
  • Avoid playing the same sports or activities on a regular basis, this is especially important for children.
  • Change up your tactics and exercises.
  • Take rest breaks after playing.
  • Drink enough water before & during your exercise.
  • Make sure you don’t try to accomplish too much after any injury, it can delay your recovery.
  • Proper preparation will help prevent injuries, and gradual progression and motivation helps you to achieve your goals without creating mental health problems around your lazy peers.
  • Rehabilitation is a vital step when recovering from injury and sports medicine treatment is a specialized field of care.
For additional information on Sports Medicine treatment, ACL Tear, Fracture, Rotator Cuff Tear, Meniscal Tears, Sprains & Strains, Achilles Tendonitis, Dislocated Shoulder, Hip Labral Tear, SLAP Tear, Lower Back Pain, Patellar Tendonitis, Iliotibial Band Syndrome or to have your sports injuries pain evaluated, please call +91 9113025188 – Dr. Pradyumna R, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Specialist serving BTM Layout, and surrounding areas in Bangalore City.