When to see a sports medicine specialist

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

By: Jeff Ash


You don’t need to be an athlete to benefit from sports medicine. If you’re active, it might be for you.


“Sports medicine is a little different than traditional medicine in the sense that it deals with helping athletes, but also active individuals, overcome injuries or overuse conditions and get back into their game or their activity as quickly and as safely as possible,” says Dr. Jon Henry, an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic.


Henry, who is fellowship trained in sports medicine, often sees two kinds of injuries. Acute injuries include sprains, tears and fractures. Chronic injuries include those from overuse because of repetitive activity.


“If an athlete or active individual has an injury or an overuse condition that’s affecting their game or their ability to do what they want, then it’s time to see a sports medicine specialist,” Henry says He is board certified in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.


Henry discussed sports medicine with Katie Phernetton on a segment of “Good Day Wisconsin” on WLUK-TV in Green Bay.


Dr. Jon Henry sees patients in Manitowoc and Green Bay. To request an appointment, call 920-682-6376 in Manitowoc or 877-884-8796 in Green Bay, or do so online.


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