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.