SPORTS MEDICINE

A medical discipline dealing in physical fitness and treating and preventing injuries related to sports or exercise. Since the late 20th century, physicians have considered sports medicine as a distinct health care field. 

Sports Medicine physicians specialize in treating athletes and other physically active people and have an expertise in orthopedic medicine. Sports Medicine Specialists can treat muscle, ligament, tendon and bone injuries as well as give advice on managing and preventing injuries such as overuse of the elbow.