Sports Medicine

Integrated Care

Primary Care & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Lake Barrington, IL

If you’re physically active and want to lower your risk of injury, you may want to consider investing in sports medicine. Sports medicine specialists like Daniel Di Iorio, MD, DC, FAAFP, and the team at Integrated Care in Lake Barrington, Illinois, work with athletes and other active people to prevent injury and improve performance on the court or playing field. If you’re interested in taking your game to the next level, call the office and request your appointment today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a branch of health care focused on treating active individuals and athletes. People with physically demanding jobs, such as construction workers and warehouse employees, can also benefit.

The goal of sports medicine is to restore function to injured patients so they can return to their favorite activities as soon as possible. Sports medicine specialists like Dr. Di Iorio and the team at Integrated Care also work to prevent injury and illness in athletes and other active people. They can provide you with key insights on warming up, cooling down, and training that improve your performance and keep you healthy.

What types of issues do sports medicine specialists treat?

The team at Integrated Care hopes you never suffer a sports-related injury. However, accidents do happen. Some common injuries and ailments that the team at Integrated Care treats include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Fractures
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • Heat-related illness
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain

You should also visit a sports medicine specialist if you experience a concussion. Dr. Di Iorio specializes in diagnosing and treating concussions and is one of the only sports medicine experts in the area certified in interpreting the results of ImPACT® computerized neurocognitive testing.

When should I make an appointment with a sports medicine specialist?

If you or your child sustains a serious injury while playing sports or being physically active, you may need to seek treatment at your nearest emergency room. Signs of serious injuries include pain, swelling, and an inability to put weight on the affected joint or limb.

If these symptoms aren’t present, you can probably wait to make an appointment with the team at Integrated Care. That said, it’s important to rest and not overdo it until you meet with a doctor.

How are sports injuries treated?

The treatment for sports-related injuries depends on the type and severity of your injury. Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your symptoms, Dr. Di Iorio makes treatment recommendations that align with your individual needs. This might include physical therapy and chiropractic care or manual therapy and light at-home exercise.

If you’re a physically active individual who wants to stay healthy, sports medicine can help. Make an appointment at Integrated Care by calling the office today.