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Sports Medicine Specialist

Gregg K. Satow, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Monterey, CA

If an active life is important to you, you want the best care for your musculoskeletal system. At his private practice in Monterey, California, Gregg K. Satow, MD, is both a sports medicine specialist and an athlete himself, which is why he emphasizes effective solutions that allow his patients to get back into the game as quickly as possible. If you’d like to learn more about sports medicine care, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

At the heart of sports medicine is the care Dr. Satow provides when you’re injured while pursuing your favorite athletic endeavors. Whether you’re a weekend warrior on the links or a daily runner, Dr. Satow understands the many stresses that sports can place on your body and, more importantly, how to quickly treat them to get you off the sidelines.

However, sports medicine goes beyond treating sports-related injuries. Dr. Satow partners with you to ensure your continued pursuit of athletics by helping you implement preventive techniques that help you avoid injury altogether.

Going a step further, Dr. Satow can also help you improve your performance through sports medicine, suggesting adjustments and tweaks that help you get the most out of your body.

What are the most common sports injuries?

By their very nature, sports place added stresses on your musculoskeletal system that can lead to injury. The most common sports injuries include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Groin pulls
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tennis elbow
  • Hamstring strains

While many people think of a sports injury as one that occurs suddenly in the heat of the moment, such as an ACL tear, the fact is that many debilitating injuries come after repetitive stresses wear down your joints and connective tissues, leading to degenerative conditions that grow increasingly worse.

However your sports injury develops, it’s imperative that you see Dr. Satow at the first signs of trouble so he can take quick action to help you heal.

How are sports injuries treated?

Dr. Satow understands the frustration that comes with sports injuries, which is why he works with you to find a solution that gets you back to your active life as quickly, and as safely, as possible. To that end he may recommend one or more of the following:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Rest
  • Bracing
  • Injections, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP), hyaluronic acid, and steroids
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution in sports medicine, but rest assured that Dr. Satow uses all the latest tools at his disposal to help you regain function.

If you’d like to learn more about sports medicine, call Gregg K. Satow, M.D. or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.