Primary Care Sports Medicine, often referred to as Sports Medicine, is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of chronic or acute musculoskeletal injuries and conditions related to sports and physical activity. Primary Care Sports Medicine are specially trained to provide comprehensive healthcare services to athletes and active individuals, helping them achieve their optimal performance while minimizing the risk of injury.
Physicians East is excited to offer this new specialty and such advanced, non-invasive treatments as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to our patients at our Arlington Primary Care location.
Dr. Joel L. “Jock” Moore, Jr. leads this service area. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Primary Care Sports Medicine. He has earned the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine (CAQSM).
While seeing Dr. Moore in the clinic, he will perform a diagnostic physical exam and may use imaging tests (X-ray, US, and MRI) to better diagnose the issue. He’ll then devise a personalized treatment plan, which may include medications, bracing, home exercises, formal physical therapy, or injection therapies. Injection options may include steroids (aka “cortisone”), hyaluronic acid (“gel” injections for knee osteoarthritis), or newer ortho-biologic treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Dr. Moore is well-versed in ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal procedures and enjoys learning innovative techniques to improve the lives of his patients.
Dr. Moore specializes in various diagnostic technologies (x-ray, ultrasound, and MRI) and non-invasive treatment plans for sports medicine issues. This ranges from traditional treatments such as medication, bracing, and physical therapy to newer scientific advances such as ortho-biologics and platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
PRP is a modern and non-invasive treatment that leverages your body’s natural healing ability to treat common sports medicine conditions and injuries such as arthritis, tennis elbow, or even partial tendon tears. PRP takes highly concentrated platelets from your blood and is injected directly into the site of the injury to stimulate, repair, and accelerate the healing process.
What We Treat
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Acute joint or soft-tissue injuries
- Muscle Sprains
Arthritis and chronic joint pain
- Hip and Knee
- Hand and Wrist (incl. thumb)
- Foot and Ankle
Other common conditions
- Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
- Hip Bursitis
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Meniscus injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
*Dr. Moore does not perform orthopedic surgeries or provide advanced fracture (broken bone) care. He will coordinate with his orthopedic surgery colleagues to provide optimal care, in such instances. He also does not perform spinal injections but coordinates with local interventional pain specialists.
Diagnostic and Treatment Plans
- Physical Therapy
- Coordination with Orthopedic Surgeon or Interventional Pain Specialists
- Injection Therapy, incl. PRP
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