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Sports Medicine

As a sports medicine physician in Idaho Falls, Dr. Reed Ward helps athletes young and old recover from athletic injuries. As a family physician, Dr. Ward focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and management of sports related injuries.

With an in-house X-ray machine, we can identify if a fracture or break exists and can save the cost and aggravation of an emergency room visit. Whether the injury is a break, contusion or a sprain, we can diagnose and determine the best recovery treatment.

Sports-related injuries and conditions include:

  • Stress fractures
  • Ligament sprains and muscle strains
  • Muscle overuse in, running, throwing, dance, etc.
  • Muscle sprains, strains, contusions, and other soft tissue injuries
  • Painful tendon injuries like tennis elbow or Achilles tendonitis
  • Burners and stingers
  • Heat injury
  • Muscle cramps
  • Acute back pain

As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Ward has received extra training in the musculoskeletal system which provides him with a better understanding of the ways an injury can affect other parts of the body. This is an advantage in injury recovery.

Of course, for emergencies, call 911 immediately.