Sports Medicine Expertise: Why It Matters

Generally speaking, there are two primary reasons why athletes should seek treatment for sports injuries from a sports medicine doctor. The first is having a physician who knows what techniques are available, and the second is someone who has fellow sports medicine contacts who can consult and offer advice on treatment. Deep sports medicine experience comes from seeing a lot of different athletic injuries and having a breadth of experience in treating not only recreational athletes, but also elite athletes. In the following video, I cover more about the advances in sports medicine, benefits of treatment from a sports injury specialist, and more:

Patients with other sports injury conditions may find the following information helpful:

About the Author: Steven T. Joyce, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine injuries and conditions of the shoulder and knee.


The medical information contained in the Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics website is provided to increase your knowledge and understanding of orthopedic conditions. This information should not be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific medical or surgical treatment plan. As each patient may have specific symptoms or associated problems, the treatment regimen for a specific patient may not be the proper treatment for another.

Gaining knowledge and understanding of a particular problem or condition is the first step in any medical treatment plan. I believe the information presented on our website will be helpful for those individuals experiencing sports medicine injuries, or other related problems. However, this information is not intended to replace the advice of your family physician. You are encouraged to consult with your physician to discuss any course of treatment presented or suggested.