Sports Medicine Specialist

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine services offered in The Loop, Chicago, IL

Playing sports and exercising offer many health benefits, but injuries do happen. When you suffer a sports injury, you need sports medicine to get you back to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible. Michigan Avenue Primary Care in The Loop of downtown Chicago, Illinois, has dedicated providers who specialize in sports medicine, evaluating and treating common sports injuries. Don’t let your injury keep you on the bench. Call the office today or schedule your sports medicine evaluation online. Telehealth appointments are available when an office visit isn’t necessary.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is an area of health care that diagnoses, treats, and prevents injuries among active people. Sports medicine isn’t just for athletes but for any person who leads an active lifestyle and needs treatment for an injury or guidance on preventing an injury during physical activity.

Michigan Avenue Primary Care is a multispecialty practice that offers many services to meet a wide range of health needs. This includes health providers that specialize in sports medicine.

When do I need sports medicine?

You need sports medicine if you’ve suffered a sports injury any injury that happens during physical activity. Sports injuries and conditions treated at Michigan Avenue Primary Care include:


  • Knee pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Broken bones
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stress fractures
  • Concussions
  • Tendinitis


You might also need sports medicine if you’re starting a new fitness program and want to prevent an injury. Or you’re an athlete and want to improve your strength and endurance.


They care for unexpected sports injuries at their urgent care center, Michigan Avenue Immediate Care (MAIC).

What happens during a sports medicine evaluation?

The specifics of your sports medicine evaluation at Michigan Avenue Primary Care depend on the reason for your appointment. However, you can expect patient-centered care.


Your provider asks detailed questions about your physical activity, including your sport and how frequent the games, practices, and workouts are. The sports medicine expert asks about your symptoms and how the injury happened.


They complete a physical exam and may order diagnostic testing like an X-ray. Michigan Avenue Primary Care has an on-site X-ray suite to rapidly evaluate bone injuries and sports trauma.

What sports medicine services are available?

The sports medicine specialist at Michigan Avenue Primary Care customizes your plan, including services that meet your fitness needs and goals.


Sports medicine services include:

Diagnostic testing

Michigan Avenue Primary Care provides all the services you need to manage your sports injury under one roof. In addition to X-rays, the practice also has on-site lab tests.

Splinting and casting

The sports medicine provider at Michigan Avenue Primary Care provides on-site splinting and casting to immobilize your injured body part. This helps prevent further damage and supports the healing process.

Home exercise plans

Michigan Avenue Primary Care has a board-certified sports medicine physician who designs personalized home exercise plans. These plans support recovery from your injury and prevent the need for formal physical therapy.

Sports medicine diagnoses, treats, and prevents injuries. Call Michigan Avenue Primary Care today or schedule an appointment online for a sports injury evaluation.