Sports Medicine For The Whole Family

After working with the San Antonio Spurs during their Championship Year in 2014, Dr. Muñoz, lead physician at Valley Medical Clinic, has vast amounts of experience in sports medicine. You don’t have to hit home runs to get a sports-related injury. Many of us get sports injuries doing daily tasks, but they frequently fall under sports-related being the most common reason behind the injury. From little league to the big leagues, we’re here to help you!

What is Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine focuses on helping people recover from specific injuries, improve their athletic performance, and help prevent these injuries from happening in the future. We help treat amateur athletes, those seeking better results from exercising, those who need assistance with mobility from previous injuries, and those with disabilities. 

Types of Injuries We Treat

The most common sports injuries happen to children or teenagers while playing school or city sports. Most adult injuries occur due to previous improper treatment or aging. No matter the case, we can help get you back on track. Some of the most common injuries that we help include: 

  • Ankle sprains 
  • Fractured knee
  • Shoulder injuries 
  • Tendonitis
  • Exercise-induced asthma 
  • Heat illness 
  • Concussion 
  • Cartilage injury

Who We Treat

Many sports injuries do not need any form of surgery. Treatment could include anything from medication and rest to keeping the injury immobilized with a cast or a sling. We monitor mobility progress and provide exercises to help you regain mobility. 

We don’t just treat athletes at our clinic. In fact, we treat non-athletes who are trying to maintain a healthier exercise routine or people who have suffered injuries that fall under the same category as a sports injury. We focus on giving back mobility and prevent future injuries from recurring.

If you have a major injury, we recommend you go straight to the emergency room. Symptoms such as intense pain, swelling, numbness, and extreme sensitivity are signs that you need immediate medical attention. Our clinic can provide post-check-ups after any major injury has occurred. 

Common Sports Injuries

From highly-trained athletes to weekend warriors, there’s always a chance of injury. Some of the most common injuries we see in all ages can be avoided by small adjustments that you might be unaware of injuries such as: 

  • Hip Flexor Strain: The upper-front side of your thigh, this muscle lifts the leg towards you and assists your leg moving away from your other leg. These can be weak in people who sit frequently.
  • ACL Strain or Tear: The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the major ligaments in the knee. It can be an intense injury caused by pivoting or changing directions too rapidly in movement. 
  • Concussion: A blow to the head, leaving the person shaken or jarred. This can be a severe injury with symptoms of headaches, confusion, nausea, and delayed response.
  • Groin Pull: The groin runs from the upper-inner thigh to the inner right thigh right above the knee. This injury often happens from quick side to side movements or lack of flexibility.
  • Shin Splints: Often found in runners or sports with heavy running involved. Pain in the lower leg bone or tibia will occur.
  • Sciatica: A severe back pain that can travel down the back of the leg or even to the feet. Numbness or tingling down the leg can also occur. Trunk rotation, like cycling, golf, or tennis, can cause this.
  • Hamstring Strain: Tight hamstrings are the most common cause which can happen in almost any physical activity.
  • Shoulder Injury: From dislocations, misalignments, to strains on muscles or ligaments. This can also occur in almost any physical activity.  
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome: One of the most common knee injuries, this can be called from slipping, sliding, or landing hard on your knees.

Insurances That We Accept

Valley Medical Clinic accepts most major insurances, for any questions if we accept your health insurance call our offices at (915) 592-8223. We accept all major credit cards, cash, and debit cards.

We currently do not accept Oscar or Humana. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Make An Appointment Today

If you’re prepping for a new season of sports or maintaining good physical health, Valley Medical Clinic will gladly assist you. We do not take walk-ins for physical exams. Reach us at (915) 592-8223 to make an appointment and start reaching your health goals today.