When to Seek Care for Sports Injuries [Video]

Ask the Expert: Sports Medicine Video Series

When should I seek medical care for a sports or activity injury?

Listen to Summit Orthopedics’ sports and active medicine experts share the insights they’ve gained in their years caring for athletes and people with active lifestyles. Featuring sports medicine specialists Peter Daly, M.D. and Jack Skendzel, M.D.

Meet Peter Daly, M.D.

Dr. Daly’s approach:“I understand the concern of athletes to get back to their sport. And I work in combination with our therapists to get them fully active.”

Dr. Daly’s education: Dr. Daly received his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and continued to Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN for his medical degree. Following his residency at the Orthopedic Surgery Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, he received advanced specialization training in the Rowe Shoulder Fellowship at Harvard University, Boston, MA.

Meet Jack Skendzel, M.D.

Dr. Skendzel’s approach: “An active lifestyle requires superior physical function, and I understand that my patients have exceptionally high standards for their performance and joint health. My goal is to return patients to optimal function so that they can continue to perform and master their personal athletic goals.”

Dr. Skendzel’s education: Dr. Skendzel attended the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana for his undergraduate degree, and he went on to complete medical school at Georgetown University. His residency took place at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and he later completed advanced fellowship training at The Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado.

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Video Transcription: 

Peter Daly, M.D.: Trying to decide on when to seek medical care with sports injuries or conditions is tricky because, you don’t want to run to the doctor for everything and yet, you don’t want to overlook a significant condition that should require some medical attention.

Jack Skendzel, M.D.: I think what’s reassuring to know is that most injuries in children or adolescents are sprains or strains. And probably, most of them are going to get better over time with just rest, some ice, gentle compression. Even elevating that extremity. But I think if the pain is persistent or it’s swelling, can’t walk, can’t run and can’t perform at the same level they were before the injury. My advice would be to have that checked out by one of our experts to make sure that there’s not a more serious injury. The risk of waiting on an injury that may be more serious is that, it could cause more damage down the road. And so, we would always say if there’s any concern, please bring your child in so they can get checked out and we can make the proper diagnosis.

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  • Peter Daly, M.D.

    “I understand the concern of athletes to get back to their sport. And I work in combination with our therapists
    to get them fully active.”

    More about this expert

  • Jack Skendzel, M.D.

    “An active lifestyle requires superior physical function, and I understand that my patients have exceptionally high standards for their performance and joint health. My goal is to return patients to optimal function so that they can continue to perform and master their personal athletic goals.”

    More about this expert

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