Whether you’re an elite athlete or exercise enthusiast, nothing can help keep you in peak performance like a sports medicine expert.
This special medical area focuses on physical fitness, including the treatment and prevention of injuries. And, with their expertise and advanced training, sports medicine physicians can help you learn how to engage in physical activity more safely while reaching your overall training goals.
To become a sports medicine physician, a doctor undergoes additional training beyond their general medical education, including:
- Sports science
- Exercise physiology
- Sports nutrition
- Sports psychology
Dr. Jared Tadje brings his experience in sports medicine to his practice in Meridian, Idaho. Here are a few benefits you can find as an athlete when working with Dr. Tadje at Tadje Orthopaedics.
Sports-related injury treatment
The most obvious reason to explore sports medicine involves treating an injury. With his advanced training, Dr. Tadje specializes in providing expert care for a wide range of sports-related injuries, including:
- Overuse injuries, like tendonitis
- Sprains and strains
Dr. Tadje can help with both acute sports injuries that happen suddenly and chronic problems that occur slowly over time or become a persistent problem.
A recovery strategy that maximizes function
One of the problems with sports-related injuries is that it takes you out of the game — and Dr. Tadje knows that’s news an athlete never wants to hear.
While recovery time from an injury varies based on the specific condition and severity, Dr. Tadje brings the most advanced treatment options to the greater Boise metropolitan area. Not only can you find minimally invasive solutions, like PRP and stem cell therapy treatments, but he’s also an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon and can provide expert surgical care for muscle, bone, and joint injuries.
On top of that, Dr. Tadje specializes in tendon and ligament tears of the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle, common injury areas for athletes.
Treatments designed to minimize downtime
Having an active lifestyle can easily lead to pain or injury, whether you’re an elite athlete, fitness aficionado, weekend warrior, or somewhere in between. The one thing that unites all active individuals is the distress over lost time spent recovering on the sidelines.
Fortunately, sports medicine treatments work to minimize downtime while providing the most effective healing options available. Whenever possible, Dr. Tadje uses minimally invasive approaches that support the healing process, including regenerative treatments that harness the body’s natural ability to heal. And, if you need surgery, Dr. Tadje uses arthroscopic surgery with small incisions to repair the damage.
Injuries Dr. Tadje can treat using arthroscopic techniques include:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
- Meniscal tears
- Recurrent dislocations
- Joint replacement
Recovery from sports injuries vary, but conservative and minimally invasive treatments typically come with fewer risks, complications, and pain, along with faster healing times.
Improved, injury-free performance
Last but not least, working with a sports medicine physician brings the medical, therapeutic, and functional aspects of exercise to your training program. The result? Improved overall sports performance with less chance of injury.
Athletes can benefit from this expertise in two very different ways. First, if you’re recovering from a sports injury or had problems with injuries in the past, this specialized approach can help you avoid reinjury in the future. And, working with a sports medicine specialist before issues arise can help you avoid injury altogether while helping you maximize your athletic ability safely.
Do you have a sports injury? Learn how Dr. Tadje can help. Contact Tadje Orthopaedics by calling 208-515-2654 or booking online today.