Sports Medicine: Getting You Back in the Game

With sports injuries accounting for just over a third of all injuries in recent years, and just under one-third in children more currently, it’s no wonder that sports medicine doctors are in high demand. From tough-tackling football players to gracefully tiptoeing ballerinas, no athlete is immune to injuries. If you’re sidelined by an injury, we have the sports medicine expertise to get you back in the game.

Dr. Michael Blackwell at the Center for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine specializes in sports medicine and treating your injuries so you can return to your sport as soon as possible. 

Sports medicine overview

In the specialized field of sports medicine, Dr. Blackwell focuses on preventing, treating, and helping you recover from injuries you sustain in training or in competition. 

Dr. Blackwell knows exactly how each of your muscles, tendons, and bones support and react to your specific activities and how best to rehabilitate them so you get back to your sport safely and quickly. 

Injuries treated by sports medicine

Regardless of your skill level or athletic preference, you’re likely vulnerable to one or more of the following injuries:

Dr. Blackwell is equipped with the best technologies, methods, and treatment options to address any head-to-toe sports injury. 

Treatment options for sport injuries

Dr. Blackwell offers a comprehensive list of treatment options for a wide variety of injuries. He begins by using the most conservative methods available, including:

If those treatments don’t prove successful, he takes more aggressive strategies, such as epidural, facet joint, and joint injections. He also provides radiofrequency ablations and selective nerve root blocks. 

In the most severe cases, Dr. Blackwell uses surgical intervention to repair your injuries, especially if you’ve suffered an injury like an ACL tear

Tips for returning to your sport safely

No matter how severe your injury is or how Dr. Blackwell treats it, returning to your sport should be a gradual process. He wants your comeback to be a safe and lasting one. Here are a few things he recommends when getting back into the swing of things:

Most importantly, you must follow all of Dr. Blackwell’s post-treatment and rehabilitation guidelines to ensure that you’re off the bench for good. 


An athlete’s best game plan is having the support of a professional sports medicine physician like Dr. Blackwell. If you’d like more information about how to prevent injuries or would like to request a consultation for a current injury, call our offices in Tomball or Shenandoah, Texas, or send a message to Dr. Blackwell and the team here on our website.

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