Sports Medicine Specialist

Tri-State Specialists

Orthopedic Surgery & General Surgery located in Sioux City, IA & Le Mars, IA

Whether you’re a professional athlete or enjoy participating in recreational sports, injuries are all too common and inevitable. At Tri-State Specialists in Sioux City, Iowa, the expert sports medicine team delivers comprehensive orthopaedic care to patients that suffer an injury or have a chronic condition. Using the latest in imaging technology, reparative treatments, and surgical procedures, Tri-State Specialists can help you recover quickly and correctly. Call the office or use the online scheduling tool to book your appointment today.

Sports Medicine Q&A

What is sports medicine?

Tri-State Specialists has orthopaedists that specialize in sports medicine with extensive training in the treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries. They help patients recover from injuries and get back to performing regular physical activities as soon as possible, as well as their sport of choice.

Your sports medicine specialist can provide treatments to help your injury heal correctly and quickly. They work to ensure you don’t develop future complications like chronic pain, from the injury. 

The sports medicine specialists also combine their expertise with physical therapists and certified athletic coaches at the practice’s on-site gym to provide comprehensive rehabilitative care that improves your strength, flexibility, and endurance.


What are some conditions that sports medicine can address?

The experts at Tri-State Specialists can diagnose and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal problems, like:

  • Cartilage tears
  • Ankle sprain
  • Concussion
  • Knee injury
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Ligament rupture
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures

The team can also treat chronic conditions that are the result of a sports injury like a sprain or fracture that hasn’t healed correctly. 


What kind of treatments do sports medicine specialists provide?

Each treatment plan at Tri-State Specialists begins with a physical exam and imaging tests to diagnose broken bones and other internal issues. 

Most injuries are examined using low-radiation digital X-rays first, and if these don’t reveal the cause of your pain, your specialist may recommend a more comprehensive MRI scan. 

The practice also offers minimally invasive surgery like arthroscopy, to diagnose and treat certain injuries and chronic pain issues.  

Once diagnosed, your specialist can suggest several noninvasive treatments to address your condition. Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injection therapy can help accelerate healing from an injury and provide pain relief. The practice uses innovative ultrasound-guided PRP injections to administer the solution directly to the site of injury or disease. 

Your specialist can also pair you with a physical therapist or athletic coach at the on-site gym that features cutting-edge exercise equipment designed to support you while also increasing your strength, mobility, and flexibility.

Call the office or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment and learn about the various ways sports medicine at Tri-State Specialists can help you.