What is Sports Medicine?
Sports medicine focuses on the prevention and treatment of injuries involved in athletics, exercise, and various types of physical fitness. Some of the common foot and ankle injuries and problems include tendinitis, ankle sprains, turf toe, muscle strains, shin splints, skin blisters, and fractures.
Most sprains and strains, "soft tissue" injuries, can be treated conservatively with several weeks of "P.R.I.C.E." therapy (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). Special strapping and taping techniques can also be utilized along with different types of bracing to provide support to the injured area as it heals.
More serious injuries, such as torn ligaments, fractures, and joint dislocations, or problems that do not improve with conservative treatment may require surgery. Dr. Zayas-Bazan works closely with physical therapists, athletic trainers, and coaches during the recovery process to get athletes to return to activity in a safe and timely manner, while preventing further injuries. Dr. Zayas-Bazan had specialized trained in Sports Medicine with the Miami Heat, Barry University Soccer Athletes, and UFC Fighters.
What to expect on your visit?
Patient centered and personalized care with a history and physical exam evaluation. We can take x-rays onsite and offer immediate evaluation on foot and ankle pathologies. We are affiliated with upper extremity specialists as well, which can allow holistic treatment for both upper and lower extremity conditions.
Sports Medicine Offerings:
Function orthotics with custom casting
Stem cell and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy
Injections for pain
CBD ointments and creams for pain
Prescribed pain medication (NSAIDS and Corticosteroid injections)
We are teamed up with some of the best physical therapists and occupational therapists in Miami-Dade and Broward County to offer holistic treatment to not only heal your condition but improve your athleticism and be ready to knock it out of the park or catch that next hail mary.
Give us a call at 305-564-3810, or click "Request Appointment" and a staff member will contact you within 24 hours to schedule your appointment with Dr. Leonardo Zayas-Bazan.