Sports Medicine

Lynnell P. Gardner MD PC and Michael F. Hamant MD PC

Gynecology & Family Medicine located in Tucson, AZ

Primary care physician Michael F. Hamant, MD, has a special interest in sports medicine. He provides comprehensive medical evaluations, sports physicals, and diagnosis and treatment of non-emergency sports injuries at the office of Lynnell P. Gardner M.D. & Michael F. Hamant M.D., in Tucson, Arizona. For complete sports medicine care for the whole family, call or book an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine focuses on diagnosing and treating injuries that occur during exercise and physical activities. As a sports medicine specialist, Dr. Hamant has particular skills and knowledge that help athletes and active people get back to their sport or normal routine as quickly as possible.

Dr. Hamant treats musculoskeletal injuries in patients of all ages, from children and teens playing school sports to active adults. He also provides expert care for injuries that affect adults with physically demanding jobs like construction.

What does a sports medicine primary care provider treat?

Dr. Hamant is your first contact for any type of non-emergency sports injury or condition. Some of the most common injuries he treats at Lynnell P. Gardner M.D. & Michael F. Hamant M.D. include:

  • Concussions
  • Sprains and strains
  • Joint injuries 
  • Neck and back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tendonitis

He also advises you on steps you can take to prevent injuries, including proper nutrition and warmup techniques.

When should I see a sports medicine primary care provider?

Dr. Hamant treats injuries and conditions that don’t require emergency care or surgery. He also performs sports physicals for school-aged children, and evaluates acute and chronic injuries in pediatric and adult patients.

If you or your child experiences severe pain, uncontrolled bleeding, or an inability to bear weight on an injured leg, go to an emergency room right away. 

How are sports injuries diagnosed and treated?

To diagnose your condition, Dr. Hamant reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a physical exam. He may also order imaging studies, including x-ray, CT, or MRI scans. 

Then, Dr. Hamant develops an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Depending on the type and severity of your sports injury, treatment may include:

  • Rest or activity modification
  • Ice or heat packs
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication
  • Immobilization in a cast or splint
  • Assistive devices like crutches
  • Joint injections to relieve pain and reduce inflammation
  • An individualized exercise/rehabilitation program including home exercises or referral for physical therapy

If you or a loved one needs primary sports medicine care, call the office of Lynnell P. Gardner M.D. & Michael F. Hamant M.D., or book an appointment online today.