Sports Medicine

Henry Small, MD PA -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Henry Small, MD PA

Orthopedic Surgeon & Regenerative Medicine Specialist located in Houston, TX

Sports medicine focuses on the injuries that can happen when you’re physically active. Dr. Henry Small in Houston is an experienced sports medicine provider who offers innovative treatments for common sports injuries like ligament and tendon tears. Use the online scheduler or call the office to book an appointment with Dr. Small today.

Sports Medicine

What are the most common sports injuries?

Of the many different sports injuries, some of the most frequently occurring are:

  • Tendon damage
  • Ligament damage
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Repetitive injuries like tendonitis

One common misconception about sports injuries is that they only happen to elite athletes. In fact, men and women from all walks of life suffer from sports injuries. Even if you exercise only occasionally or you’re a “weekend warrior,” you can suffer from problems like torn ligaments or tendonitis.

Will sports injuries heal on their own?

In some cases, sports injuries can heal on their own, but in most situations you need treatment to achieve optimal healing. Getting effective treatment for your sports injury also helps you minimize the risk of a future reinjury.

How are sports injuries treated?

Dr. Small determines sports injury treatment on a case-by-case basis. In many cases, a noninvasive approach to healing works best. Dr. Small offers regenerative medicine treatment in the form of cord blood-derived stem cell treatment.

Stem cells are the human body's essential building blocks. Your stem cells have tremendous regenerative and healing powers, and they're also extremely adaptable. Stem cells are essentially blank cells that can differentiate into any kind of cell that you need.

That's why stem cells are so ideal for regenerative medicine treatments: Dr. Small injects the stem cells directly where your body needs them, and they start replacing your damaged tissue with new, healthy cells.

Dr. Small uses cord blood-derived stem cells because they're ethically obtained with permission, directly from cord blood after a mother gives birth to a healthy child. The cord blood goes to an FDA-approved laboratory for processing and concentration before it arrives at Dr. Small's office.

What about surgery for sports injuries?

In many sports injuries, there’s soft tissue damage that is best addressed with regenerative medicine treatments. But some particularly complex cases do require surgical repair. Dr. Small has many years of experience in orthopedic surgery, and he’s ready to do these more complex repairs if you need them.

Use the online scheduler or call the office of Dr. Henry Small to schedule your sports medicine appointment today.