In this recent article in Community Impact, Jerett A. Zipin, DO, Sports & Musculoskeletal Medicine at ARC Kelly Lane and ARC Round Rock, talks about the most common conditions treated by sports medicine physicians, services offered by ARC Sports & Musculoskeletal Medicine, and offers advice on how to avoid common musculoskeletal issues.
Dr. Zipin says that sports medicine is not just for athletes, but rather that all active people are athletes and can benefit from sports medicine. "I feel like everyone is in some way an athlete," Dr. Zipin says. "As long as you want to be active, then our specialty is there to help you out."
Helping anyone who wants to be active
Primary care sports medicine specialists can assist with injuries and other medical needs related to athletics, including musculoskeletal issues. Most injuries do not require surgery, and patients can be treated with conservative care. "When an athlete or anybody has some sort of pain condition, our job is to look at the whole body and make the actual specific diagnosis, figure out what the options are and how to treat this patient the best way," Dr. Zipin said.
Sports & Musculoskeletal Medicine services at Austin Regional Clinic include:
- Casting and other forms of immobilization
- Concussion management
- Diagnostic ultrasonography and ultrasound guided injections
- Fracture management
- Management of degenerative musculoskeletal conditions and chronic pain symptoms
- Management of sports injuries and guidance to return to sport
- Orthobiologic injections, steroid injections, and viscosupplementation injections
- Referral for advanced imaging
- Referral to physical therapy
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"I think the biggest benefit is that if you're working with the primary care physicians, and you're within the ARC system, then everything is going to be comprehensive and coordinated," Dr. Zipin said. "We have so many different specialties; we can get patients into other areas quickly if needed."
Learn more about ARC Sports & Musculoskeletal Medicine and how to book an appointment today.