Phoenix Orthopedic Group
Robert A. Mileski, MD
Sports Medicine Doctor & Orthopedic Surgeon located in Scottsdale, AZ
If you’ve been injured playing sports, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Robert Mileski, MD, and his staff can get you off the bench and playing again as soon as possible. Phoenix Orthopedic Group in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers a full scope of surgical and non-surgical techniques to treat your knee, ankle, and other joint injuries. If you’ve been sidelined by an injury, make an appointment with Phoenix Orthopedic Group right away by phone or online.
Sports Medicine Q & A
What is sports medicine?
Sports medicine involves a multidisciplinary team of medical experts who evaluate, diagnose, and treat sports-related injuries. At Phoenix Orthopedic Group, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mileski leads a team of physical therapists, rehabilitation specialists, nutritionists, and sports medicine primary care physicians who work together to care for your injury.
What are sports-related injuries?
If you play basketball, football, soccer, or any other competitive sport, you are at risk for sports-related injuries. Examples include:
- Knee or shoulder instability
- Shoulder dislocation
- Other joint dislocations
- Sprains and strains
- Muscle, ligament, tendon, or meniscus tears
- Joint impingement
- Tendonitis or bursitis
- Tendon ruptures
- Overuse injuries
Dr. Mileski and his team complete an evaluation and use X-rays, MRI, or ultrasound to diagnose your injury and establish the most appropriate treatment.
How are sports injuries treated?
The medical team at Phoenix Orthopedic Group offers a suite of surgical and non-surgical solutions for sports-related injuries, including:
Rest, ice, compression, and elevation
Rest, ice, compression, and elevation are also known as RICE therapy. Resting an injury by avoiding physical activity can sometimes help your body heal on its own. Dr. Mileski might recommend you use heat or ice, compression, and elevation to speed up recovery.
Dr. Mileski prescribes medications to help ease pain and reduce inflammation while you’re recovering from an injury.
In some cases, physical therapy might be all you need to strengthen an injured joint and enhance healing. A rehabilitation therapist helps you perform strengthening and stretching exercises and teaches you others to complete at home.
The medical staff at Phoenix Orthopedic Group offer injections containing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or cortisone to ease pain, reduce inflammation, and enhance healing.
If less invasive treatments haven’t worked or an injury is severe, Dr. Mileski might suggest surgery to repair, reconstruct, or replace a joint and restore its function. He recommends the least invasive options first but recognizes that surgery is sometimes the best or only way to improve joint function.
If you have a sports-related injury that causes you pain, hinders your quality of life, or keeps you from playing the sports you love, make an appointment today Phoenix Orthopedic Group by phone or online.