As an athlete, you don’t plan on injuries, so when they happen, they can be devastating. Often you’re left wondering if you’ll ever get back out to compete again. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Cesar E. Ceballos, MD, understands your concerns. He has worked almost exclusively with professional, collegiate, high school, and amateur athletes ever since he was in medical school. When you visit his office at OrthoMiami in Miami, you start getting the sports medicine treatment you need. His caring team always welcomes new patients, whether you call the office or book an appointment online.
Sports medicine involves diagnosing and treating injuries related to sports and exercise. At OrthoMiami, you have a dedicated team of orthopedic experts who don’t simply help you recover, they also get you strong enough so the injury doesn’t happen again. After all, prevention is an essential, yet often overlooked, component of sports medicine.
Don’t be reluctant to visit OrthoMiami if you’re not an athlete. The term “sports medicine” truly encompasses all types of injuries related to any type of activity. So even if you’re a novice to a sport or just started a workout routine, you may need treatment from an orthopedic provider if you have an injury.
Your injury generally requires you to see several types of medical professionals during your recovery. But your treatment plan is always directed by your orthopedic surgeon. Once you get through your diagnosis and surgery (if needed), you start physical therapy and rehabilitation. This type of therapy helps you build back your muscle strength, improve flexibility, and boost joint mobility.
Part of your treatment also involves getting nutrition counseling. The foods you eat and supplements you take play big roles in your rehab. You need extra bone- and muscle-building nutrients, like protein, vitamin D, and calcium. It’s also important to cut back on inflammatory-boosting processed, sugary, or fatty foods.
As you continue to get stronger and heal, you work with athletic trainers, who start getting you back into that competitive mindset. They help you get back to where you were before your injury occurred and may even help you become a stronger competitor.
You can certainly go to any orthopedic doctor when you have an injury. But your goal isn’t just to heal — it’s to get back out and crush your competition. You need a doctor who is skilled with orthopedic treatment and can help you improve your athletic readiness.
Dr. Ceballos is a double board-certified orthopedic surgeon with an extensive background working with beginner athletes, all the way up to professional athletes, including NFL and PGA players. Because Dr. Ceballos and his team understand the importance of getting back out there, they work with you to get you competition-ready. After all, you don’t just want to compete, you want to win.