Sports injuries such as sprains, fractures, and dislocations can occur at any time. Dr. Karsch has extensive experience in sports medicine as a former team doctor for teams such as Morehouse College and Emory University. Dr. Karsch has offices in Decatur and Sandy Springs in order to serve patients in the Greater Atlanta area.
Sports medicine involves the treatment of injuries and conditions that are a direct result of participation in sports. Sports injuries can be the result of accidents, improper training, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises. The most common sports injuries are sprains and strains, fractures, and dislocations.
Some of the most common injuries in sports involve:
The most common treatment recommended for an injury is the RICE method. This means:
Dr. Karsch has extensive experience in treating many different conditions and injuries that occur through sports. Fractures, tears, dislocations, and blunt force trauma injuries should be treated immediately. If such injuries are not properly treated by a professional it can lead to more significant and permanent problems later on. Treatment for some of these conditions may be orthotics, braces, physical therapy, injections, or surgery to repair torn muscles and ligament. Rehabilitation programs and physical therapy is often recommended following the medical intervention to strengthen your muscles, improve elasticity, and improve the movements of the bones and joints.
Please call the office for questions regarding billing and insurance. We accept most insurance plans that do not require a referral from a Primary Care Physician and will do our best to inform you of your co-pays, deductibles, and network participation. We do not accept any form of Medicaid or Tricare. We are pleased to offer CareCredit as a payment option.
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