Sports Medicine

Superior Performance Center

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Management, and Sports Medicine Clinic located in St. Paul, MN

If you’re an athlete, live an active lifestyle, or you need a physical before a big event, having access to a skilled physician familiar with sports medicine is essential. Dr. Serge PierreCharles -- a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist & Pain and Sports Medicine Doctor located in St. Paul, MN -- specializes in treating sports-related medical conditions in patients of all ages and provides pain relief through the least invasive techniques possible. He has also served as a physician for sports teams, adding to his experience in treating sports injuries. Call or click to schedule an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

 

What’s a sports medicine physician?

Sports medicine physicians are specially trained to prevent, diagnose, and manage musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries sustained during any sport or physical activity. They work to rehabilitate existing sports injuries and to minimize the risk of future injuries

The Superior Performance team offers various services, including physicals for patients of all ages, designing weight loss and rehabilitation programs, and treating several conditions including concussions, MSK conditions, and joint pain.

What are musculoskeletal injuries?

Injury to bone or various soft tissues like ligaments, tendons, and muscles are referred to as MSK injuries. They typically occur in athletes because of overuse, strain, or repetitive motion.

Sports tend to heavily involve your musculoskeletal system, making athletes more susceptible to acute MSK injuries. Common MSK injuries in athletes include:

  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Ligament ruptures
  • Joint dislocations
  • Inflammation

These injuries can often lead to conditions such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and degenerative disc disease.  

Can sports injuries be prevented?

The Superior Performance Center believes in educating patients on preventing and minimizing sports injuries. Some common precautions include:

  • Warming up before an activity
  • Resting between workouts
  • Wearing the recommended gear
  • Using the right equipment
  • Listening to your body

Which sports services are offered?

The Superior Performance Center provides various sports medicine and rehabilitation services for athletes of all ages. Such services include:

Physicals for kids and adults

The practice team at Superior Performance Center offers physicals for both adults and kids to determine whether the athlete can participate in a specific sports event. It involves discussing your detailed medical history, a physical examination, and screening tests followed by clearance from your Superior Performance provider.

High-performance training

High-performance training helps condition an athlete so that they can safely perform at the peak of their abilities.

At this stage, the Superior Performance Center team gradually introduces training for muscle performance depending on which sport the athlete plays. The training sessions improve muscle power, flexibility, and range of joint movements.

Weight loss

Weight loss forms an integral part of pre and post-operative rehabilitation for patients with cardiac diseases, joint diseases, and diabetic foot complications.

Losing weight also helps decrease blood pressure and cholesterol, keep blood sugar under control for diabetics, and take pressure off your joints.

Joint injections

Many athletes turn to joint injections for bring relief from chronic or long-lasting pain and to restore mobility. These injections are helpful for numerous sports-related conditions, including tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Call or click to schedule an appointment online today to enhance or maintain your physical wellness.