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Sports Medicine

Stay in the game with our comprehensive sports medicine department

Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.

Dr. Blake Perry is board certified in Family Medicine and specializes in Sports Medicine. He offers:

  • Arthritis evaluation and management
  • Steroid injections
  • Viscosupplementation injections
  • Sports physicals
  • Sports concussion evaluation and management
  • Treatment of overuse injuries

Diagnostics and treatment

At MedHelp, we provide high definition X-ray to aid in the evaluation and subsequent management of acute injuries such as fractures, strains, and sprains. We offer conservative management to include casting or bracing when appropriate and a surgical referral when necessary.

Sports Medicine FAQs

Can I get a cast at MedHelp?

Yes.

Can I get a joint injection at MedHelp?

Yes. We perform steroid injections and viscosupplementation injections.

Can I get an X-ray at MedHelp today?

Yes. We have X-ray services onsite. Learn more about our state-of-the-art diagnostic services.

Can I get an MRI at MedHelp?

No, if your doctor determines that an MRI is necessary, we will refer you to an imaging center that is convenient to you.

What does a sports medicine physician treat?
    • Acute injuries such as ankle sprains, joint injuries, dislocations and non-surgical fractures.
    • Overuse injuries including stress fractures, tendonitis and osteoarthritis
    • Traumatic brain injuries or concussions
    • Helping athletes with acute illnesses (mononucleosis, asthma)
    • Nutrition
    • Exercise prescriptions for people who want to become more active
    • Injury prevention
    • “Return to play” decisions for injured or ill athletes
    • Pre-participation physical examinations
    • Exercise promotion
Do sports medicine physicians only see athletes?

No, Dr. Perry sees anyone and everyone, regardless of their activity level.

What makes MedHelp’s primary care sports medicine physician, Dr. Perry, qualified to treat people?

Dr. Perry has advanced training in the science of sports medicine. He helps patients maximize the functions of their body’s systems. He also helps patients reduce pain to decrease time away from sports or other physical activities due to injuries. The training is extensive and includes undergraduate training, four years of medical school, three to four years of residency training, and one to two years of fellowship training for a total of 12 to 15 years of training. In addition, Dr. Perry is required to pass a certification examination in sports medicine to obtain a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. Continued medical education and recertification every 10 years is expected to distinguish certified primary care sports medicine physicians from other physicians without this specialized training.

What is the difference between a primary care sports medicine physician and an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon?

Dr. Perry is not an orthopedist. He does everything short of orthopedic surgery. A primary care sports medicine physician specializes in the nonoperative and nonsurgical treatment of musculoskeletal, orthopedic and sports medicine conditions and injuries, whereas an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon is trained in the nonoperative, nonsurgical and surgical treatment of these types of conditions. Dr. Perry works to improve performance, prevent injury, guide rehabilitation, and provide relief for joint and muscle pain.

We're always on your team.

Minimize downtime and improve your performance with our sports medicine professionals.

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