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Sports Medicine: Not Just for Professional Athletes


Whether you are a crossfit fanatic, a marathon runner, a pilates addict, a golf enthusiast, or a ballroom dancer, sports are a fun way of keeping fit and enjoying life.

Protecting yourself from injury is important for all sports enthusiasts. Gradually increasing your activity level or stretching before a workout can help, but some sports injuries seem to happen no matter how careful you are.

A slip during a back squat can lead to injury. Years perfecting your swing on the golf course can finally do a number on your back. Tripping over a crack in the pavement can on your run can leave you with some serious ankle pain. Florida Spine & Pain Specialists can get you back out on the running trail, ball court, or dance floor, as soon as possible after your injury.

Here are some of the sports-related pain and injuries that we treat:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Hamstring muscle and tendon injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Hip and groin pain
  • Sciatica
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Shin splints
  • Torn tendons and ligaments

If you have experienced a recent sports injury or are silently suffering from an old injury, the team at Florida Spine & Pain Specialists encourages you to reach out to us soon so we can treat your pain before it becomes chronic!

Getting you back to your active lifestyle is our top priority, so we ensure that new patients can be seen by one of our experienced doctors within a week of calling (813) 333-1353 to schedule an appointment at one of our three area clinics, Riverview, Sebring or Wesley Chapel.

Florida Spine & Pain Specialists accepts most major insurance plans to provide you with affordable help for your sports injury. Our intake process is easy. Simply download and complete the intake forms and bring them with you to your appointment.

During your first appointment, Dr. Azeem will do a complete assessment of your sports injury, and come up with a specific diagnostic and treatment plan for your level of activity.

Your diagnostic and treatment plan may include a combination of exercise, physical therapy, medications, new and minimally-invasive interventional procedures, and wellness-based integrative treatments.

Dr. Azeem’s goal at Florida Spine & Pain Specialists is to ensure that you achieve long-term relief from your sports injury. He is passionate about sports medicine, has spent his career caring for patients with all kinds of sports injuries and pain, and has become an expert in sports medicine. Find out more about Dr. Azeem here.

Don’t wait to get expert treatment for your sports injury! Dr. Azeem is ready to help. Call us today, see us in less than a week!

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