Sports Medicine Specialist

Remix Medical

Integrated Medical Practice and Chronic Disease Management Located in Houston, TX

Whether for fun or competition, when you participate in a sport, you want to be in the best shape possible. You not only play better, but you lessen your chances of getting hurt. The health experts at Remix Medical in Houston specialize in sports medicine and provide sports injury medical management, medical clearance for athletics and mixed martial arts fighters, and nutrition support during training. For medical management geared toward your athletic endeavors, call today or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

As the term suggests, sports medicine is a medical specialty aimed at providing targeted care to athletes and people involved in heavy activity. The sports medicine physicians at Remix Medical have additional training to provide the specialized care necessary to help athletes recover from sports-related injuries, and manage overall health to prevent illness and injury.

What are common sports injuries?

If you play a sport or participate in a regular physical activity such as running or a step class, the additional stress you put on your body may lead to an injury. Common sports-related injuries include:

  • Muscle strain or sprain
  • Torn ligament or tendon
  • Fractures
  • Knee, ankle, or shoulder injuries
  • Concussion

Heat injuries are also common, especially when you’re training in the hot Texas sun. As a full-service medical clinic, Remix Medical can handle any sports-related injury.

How are sports injuries treated?

Treatment for a sports injury varies with your injury. Your physician at Remix Medical develops an individualized treatment plan to help you recover quickly and get back in the game.

Treatment for your sports injury may include:

  • Rest, heat, ice, and elevation
  • Anti-inflammatories and over-the-counter pain medication
  • Physical therapy

Most sports injuries heal on their own. However, if you’re not improving with time and conservative treatments, your physician may recommend surgery.

When you’re healed and ready, your physician at Remix Medical can provide athletic clearance so you can resume your sport, whether it’s football or MMA fighting.

How can diet improve my game?

Good nutrition can raise your overall athletic performance and reduce your risk of injury. The sports medicine specialists at Remix Medical provide nutrition support while you’re training to maximize strength and endurance.

Your sports medicine physician will work with you to develop a diet plan that fits your athletic goals and seeks the right balance of carbohydrates, fat, and protein for more energy and strength, as well as how to time your meals to get the most benefits.

Good hydration is also an important part of your athletic diet, and your sports medicine physician can talk to you about the benefits of water versus sports drinks. Your physician may also provide recommendations for supplements that support muscle growth and recovery.

Whether you’re injured or want guided medical care to maximize your athletic performance, call the experts at Remix Medical or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.