DAVE WATTS, MD
Orthopedics and sports medicine often go hand-in-hand, which is why Sioux Falls Orthopedics is proud to offer both to our patients in Sioux Falls and the tri-state area. What’s the difference? While orthopedics focuses on issues related to the musculoskeletal system, sports medicine is more in tune with pain and injuries common to athletes. However, the two often overlap since the ways in which athletes use their bodies frequently lead to musculoskeletal problems.
When you’re seeking a sports medicine doctor Sioux Falls, finding specialists that offer not only sports medicine, but also vast training and experience in orthopedics is ideal. With over 40 years of experience, Sioux Falls Orthopedics delivers the targeted care you need to alleviate pain, recover from injury, and get back to the active pursuits you love.
Common sports-related injuries we encounter at Sioux Falls Orthopedics include:
Achilles Tendon Ruptures
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Shin Bone Pain
Sprains and Strains
Torn ACL (and other knee problems)
At our orthopedic and sports injury clinic, we offer a variety of surgical and rehabilitative options to patients with sports-related pain and injuries. Our expert physicians and trainers have spent years working with athletes and are qualified to diagnose and treat the injuries particular to their type and level of activity. We also provide state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to ensure the best opportunity to recover and reach peak performance levels.
Through clinical evaluation and diagnosis, our board-certified specialists can determine if your injury requires the intervention of a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon or if your pain would be better treated with rehabilitation and physical therapy. We also offer some specialty programs.
Treatment for Children
Many children play sports and they can suffer a wide array of pain and injuries as a result. Of course, their bodies are still developing, which means they require specialized care. Our own Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist, Dr. Samuel Schimelpfeng, MD FAA, is more than qualified to diagnose and treat sports-related injuries in children, with particular emphasis on head trauma.
This program is specifically designed for athletes whose sport of choice is basketball, with a focus on skills like dribbling, passing, jump stops, jab steps, and shooting. Warwick workouts can help athletes improve their game and take their physical performance to the next level.
For patients seeking Sioux Falls orthopedic and sports medicine services, the experienced professionals at Sioux Falls Orthopedics are prepared to deliver specialized, customized care. Contact us today at 605-336-2638 to learn more.