Sports Medicine

Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialists are physicians with significant specialized training in both the treatment and prevention of sports-related illness and injury. MemorialCare Medical Group offers dedicated Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialists to care for your injuries stemming from athletic activities. Our sports medicine service includes non-operative treatments for musculoskeletal problems such as sprains, muscles strains, fractures, tendonitis, osteoarthritis. Additionally, our specialists promote healthy lifestyle choices and advise on nutrition, supplements and ergogenic aids to help improve your physical performance.

Sports Medicine Specialists do not only cater to athletes. They are an excellent resource for individuals who wish to become active or start a new exercise program. You and your Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialist will work diligently together to get your body performing to its full potential.

Whether you are experiencing a minor or serious athletic injury, our goal is to ensure that you receive the best care possible. 

Hamstring Pull

Hamstring pulls are often the result of excessive running or jumping, which can overextend the muscles in the back of your thigh and cause pain when you bend or straighten your legs. Bruising, tenderness and swelling may also be present with a hamstring injury. 

If you are experiencing symptoms of a hamstring pull, contact one of our Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians to make an appointment. 

Most commonly found in sprinting, jumping or dancing.

Concussion

Often the result of a traumatic injury to the head, concussions are very common in high-contact sports. Concussions can temporarily impair your normal brain function and should be treated as soon as possible. 

If you are experiencing symptoms of a concussion, contact one of our Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians to make an appointment. 

Most commonly found in football, ice hockey or lacrosse.

Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are caused when the strong ligaments that support the ankle are stretched beyond normal limits. This can be the result of repetitive or aggressive foot movements and may impair your mobility. 

If you are experiencing symptoms of an ankle sprain, contact one of our Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians to make an appointment. 

Most commonly found in basketball, soccer or volleyball.

Shoulder Injury

Shoulder injuries occur when the rotater cuff tendons are inflamed, or the ligaments in the shoulder are torn. This kind of damage can be the result of falling on an outstretched arm, catching a heavy object, or through sudden jerking of the arm. 

If you are experiencing symptoms of a shoulder injury, contact one of our Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians to make an appointment. 

Most commonly found in baseball, rugby or swimming.

Quadriceps Strain

Generally triggered by excessive squatting or lunging motions, quadriceps strains can interfere with your ability to stand or walk. These types of injuries often cause sudden, sharp pain at the front of the thigh and are brought on by overworking the leg muscles.

If you are experiencing symptoms of a quadriceps strain, contact one of our Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians to make an appointment. 

Most commonly found in cross country running, jumping or sprinting.

Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

Epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, is the result of overloaded and repetitive arm motions. Often, the elbow appears swollen and the outer joint aches. 

If you are experiencin symptoms of tennis elbow, contact one of our Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians to make an appointment. 

Most commonly found in tennis, baseball or lacrosse.

Lower Back Pain

Many athletes mistake lower back pains for normal aches associated with exercise. However, ignoring major back pain issues could lead to a more serious injury. The lower back and vertebrae can be damaged or tweaked by running, bending or twisting in an abnormal manner. 

If you are experiencing lower back pain, contact our Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians to make an appointment. 

Most commonly found in football, soccer or golf.

Shin Splints

Shin splints are acute pain in the shin prompted by running on hard surfaces. There are many causes for shin splints, including abnormal foot arch, weak abdominal muscles or small stress fractures. 

If you are experiencing symptoms of shin splints, contact one of our Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians to make an appointment. 

Most commonly found in sprinting, jumping or cross country running.

ACL Tear

An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four ligaments that provides stabilization for the knee, and helps your knee move properly. If the ACL is torn by rapid twists or overuse, the injury can severely limit leg movement. 

If you are experiencing the symptoms of a torn ACL, contact one of our Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians to make an appointment.

Most commonly found in basketball, soccer or softball.

Groin Pull

A groin pull is any injury to the inner side muscles of the thigh that can be caused by sudden leg movements. When the groin muscle is strained, walking may feel aching and painful.

If you are experiencing symptoms of a groin pull, contact one of our Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians to make an appointment. 

Most commonly found in basketball, soccer or ice hockey.

Titleist Performance Institute

Many of our specialists are TPI certified, which means that they have passed the Level 1 examination for the world's leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. The experts at the Titleist Performance Institute have studied thousands of golfers ranging from the top professional Tour players to weekend enthusiansts. Using this data, TPI discovered how a properly functioning body allows a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible. Contact one of our specialists today for more information. 




Locations

Long Beach

2888 Long Beach Blvd, Suite 325
Long Beach, CA 90806
Phone: (562) 933-0013

Huntington Beach

17762 Beach Blvd., Suite 220
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone: (714) 848-0080

Mission Viejo

23512 Madero Road
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: (949) 583-1600

AquaCast Liner

If you have broken a bone and want to remain active, an AquaCast liner is the perfect solution for you. Our Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialists can offer you the fastest drying, most breathable and comfortable waterproof cast liner available. With this special liner and cast padding, you can shower, sweat and even swim. AquaCast products are not made with natural rubber latex.