Athletes and those who regularly play sports will likely experience some level of sports-related or exercise-induced pain. However, sometimes sports-related injuries don’t improve on their own or are serious enough to require sports medicine treatment. When that’s the case, turn to Mark Miller, MD for expert sports injury orthopedic care! We are committed to helping athletes get back in the game with the highest activity level possible. As one of the leading sports medicine orthopedic surgeons in the St. Louis area, Dr. Mark Miller has expertly managed knee and shoulder injury treatment for countless athletes.
If you have suffered a sports injury, we can ease your pain, repair damage, and work with you on a comprehensive physical therapy plan that puts your life back on track. Take the first step to recovery and get the high-quality orthopedic treatment you need. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Miller today!
What Does a Sports Medicine Doctor Do?
A sports medicine doctor is a medical expert who provides nonsurgical and surgical treatments for sports or athletic-related injuries and conditions. During his orthopedic residency, Dr. Mark Miller treated nationally recognized players on the women’s soccer team at UNC-Chapel Hill. He further cemented his sports medicine expertise through a shoulder fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City and a sports medicine fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL.
Dr. Miller is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the arthroscopic treatment of the knee and shoulder. As a founding partner of the Orthopedic Center of St. Louis, Dr. Miller has more than earned his reputation as a top orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine doctor in the area. In addition to serving as a team physician for several local sports teams, Dr. Miller receives regular invitations to present research and speak on the topics of shoulder injuries and sports medicine at meetings and conferences throughout the country.
Dr. Miller is also an orthopedic doctor who St. Louis athletes turn to for preventative advice. Dr. Miller actively strives to make education about proper sports medicine protocols a part of his relationship with each patient.
Sports Injuries & Conditions We Specialize In
Dr. Miller is a sports medicine doctor who specializes in knee and shoulder orthopedic care. The following are the most common sports medicine injuries or conditions we treat.
Sports Medicine Physical Therapy
When diagnosing knee and shoulder injuries and conditions, we consider all factors and options before offering a care recommendation. Dr. Miller’s comprehensive sports medicine treatment options include everything from conservative measures like physical therapy and medication to knee arthroscopy and shoulder arthroscopy. However, we will attempt nonsurgical treatment options first before recommending surgery. What Dr. Miller aims to do with physical therapy is help restore your range of motion, increase your strength, and reduce your pain to improve your overall mobility.
Orthopedic physical therapy exercises may involve:
- Strengthening exercises
- Stretching and flexibility exercises
- Exercises to improve range of motion
- Balance exercises
- Functional mobility exercises
- Endurance exercises
- Plyometric (jumping) exercises
Signs You May Need Sports Medicine Treatment
Your specific type of pain and other symptoms offer insights into your sports medicine condition, its severity, and how to treat it. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, consult with Dr. Miller right away.
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Don’t suffer from lingering or life-limiting sports injuries any longer. Let our sports medicine doctor help you get back in the game. Contact us today or schedule an appointment!