Sports Medicine Specialist


Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine and Pain Management Specialists located in Harlingen, TX

Whether you’re an amateur tennis player or a professional runner, you can benefit from the comprehensive sports medicine services available at OrthoCare in Harlingen, Texas. Experienced orthopedic surgeons Jose A. Cobos, MD, and Sujan Gogu, DO, offer a variety of nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatment options for overuse injuries, persistent joint pain, concussions, and other common sports-related injuries. If you need help recovering from a sports injury or want to improve your overall conditioning, call OrthoCare to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is health care that addresses injuries relating to participation in sports. ‘

The team at OrthoCare also provides preventive care to reduce your risk for sports-related injuries and counseling services to help you improve your overall performance in the game.

What are common sports injuries?

Some of the most common injuries or conditions people experience because of their participation in sports include:

  • Sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Concussions
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Overuse injuries, including tennis elbow and runner’s knee, are also common side effects of sports participation. These injuries can cause you pain and limit your mobility.

Some people are sidelined by exercise-induced asthma. In this condition, physical activity triggers inflammation in your throat that makes it difficult to breathe.

You should consider scheduling a sports medicine evaluation if you’re experiencing persistent pain that’s not treatable with over-the-counter medications and rest. Also, don’t put off getting an evaluation if you have pain that’s worsening over time and limiting your mobility.

What sports medicine services are available?

The team at OrthoCare offers a comprehensive approach to sports medicine. They provide in-office diagnostic testing, like X-rays and ultrasounds, to quickly assess and confirm the type of injury you have.

Through customized treatment plans, the OrthoCare physicians focus on helping you heal fully from an orthopedic injury, and they ensure that your pain is well-controlled. They also offer a variety of on-site rehabilitative services, including physical therapy, to help you rebuild your strength and performance on the field.

Available sports medicine services include:

  • Bracing
  • Asthma care
  • Concussion care
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Sports-related dermatology
  • Biomechanical evaluations
  • Personal performance training

For joint injuries or other common sports-related injuries, the team offers bracing for fractures, sprains, and overuse injuries. They provide pain-relieving therapies, like ultrasound-guided cortisone injections, viscosupplementation, and regenerative medicine.

The OrthoCare physicians can determine when it’s safe for you to return to play your favorite sports and get back to your usual routine. They also work closely with you on an exercise regimen for strength training and conditioning and provide resources to reduce your risk for additional injuries.

To find out more about the sports medicine services available at OrthoCare, call the office or request a consultation through the online booking system today.