Sports Medicine Specialist

Mohamed A. Saad, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Dearborn, MI

Sports injuries can happen to anyone, no matter how much you stretch before exercise or prepare before a big game. If you’ve experienced an injury while playing sports or working out, see Mohamed A. Saad, MD, in Dearborn, Michigan, for treatment. Dr. Saad has advanced training in the evaluation and treatment of sports injuries so you can heal and get back on the field or in the gym as quickly as possible. To schedule a visit, call or book an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a branch of orthopedics dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries sustained when playing sports or participating in athletic activities. Sports injuries are often the result of repetitive movements, overuse, or trauma. Dr. Saad can evaluate you before an injury occurs to determine if you have any biomechanical issues or muscular imbalances that may predispose you to injury.

When should I see a sports medicine specialist?

Dr. Saad sees patients of all ages for sports medicine care to alleviate pain and help injuries heal properly. Common reasons to seek treatment from a sports medicine specialist include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Fractures
  • Tendinitis
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Torn muscles
  • Sprains and strains
  • Bursitis
  • Joint swelling

Dr. Saad always performs thorough evaluations of sports injuries to determine your exact diagnosis for the most precise and effective treatment possible.

What are the signs of a sports injury?

Common signs of sports injuries include:

  • Swelling and bruising
  • Decreased range of motion or stiffness
  • Inability to bear weight with an affected leg or lift objects with an affected arm
  • Pain with specific movements of activities, like throwing or running
  • Popping, clicking, or cracking in your joints
  • Pain that is worse after exercise
  • Feeling that your leg may give out or your shoulder may pop out of the socket

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s best to be evaluated by Dr. Saad right away to avoid further damage or injury.

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

Sports injuries are diagnosed using a combination of evaluation, physical exam, orthopedic testing, and imaging, if appropriate. Dr. Saad performs extensive testing for all types of sports injuries and uses the least invasive testing methods possible, including diagnostic ultrasound, so you can avoid pain as much as possible during your exam while still getting the information needed for a diagnosis.

How are sports injuries treated?

Treatment for sports injuries depends on the severity of your diagnosis. Dr. Saad works with primary care physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers to provide well-rounded conservative and interventional care.

Dr. Saad may recommend a minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery or open surgery for moderate to severe injuries, including fractures, cartilage damage, and soft tissue tears. He can also prescribe medications to relieve pain and inflammation when needed.

Set up a sports injury exam now by calling Dr. Saad or requesting an appointment online.