Sports Medicine Specialist

Peter J. Curcione, DO -  - General Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Peter J. Curcione, DO

General Orthopedics and Sports Medicine located in Fort Myers, FL & Lehigh Acres, FL

Staying active with sports is a great way to remain physically fit and strong. If you become injured during your sports play, skilled orthopedic surgeon, Peter J. Curcione, DO, offers solutions to protect your health and help you fully recover from your injury. At his offices in Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres, Florida, Dr. Curcione utilizes the latest diagnostic technologies available to quickly identify the source of your pain. He creates custom treatment plans focusing on alleviating pain and restoring function. Learn more about available sports medicine services by calling the office or by booking an appointment online now.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What are common sports-related injuries?

Participating in any sport increases your risk for orthopedic injuries, especially if you’re involved in high-impact sports. As an experienced orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Curcione diagnoses and treats a variety of sports-related injuries, including:

  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Overuse injuries

These types of injuries can cause damage in your muscles, ligaments, cartilage, and the bones that make up your joints.

To ensure you can get back to the sports you love, it’s important that you schedule a diagnostic evaluation with Dr. Curcione as soon as possible. The earlier the diagnosis, the faster you can begin your treatment to restore your functionality.

Ignoring a sports-related injury can lead to permanent damage to your soft tissues, bones, and nerves.

What sports medicine services are available?

To better understand the type of injury you have sustained, Dr. Curcione offers the convenience of on-site diagnostic testing, including the latest technologies in X-rays and other imaging tests. Part of the diagnostic process also involves a thorough review of your personal and family medical history and an assessment of your sports participation and other lifestyle choices.

In addition to diagnostics, Dr. Curcione offers sports medicine-related services like:

  • Medicine therapy
  • Exercise guidance
  • Exploratory surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Physical therapy referrals

Preventive resources for avoiding future injuries in your sports are also available through Dr. Curcione and his staff.

What can I expect during my initial evaluation?

If you suffer an injury during sports-related activity, you can expect a fast and accurate diagnosis. Dr. Curcione performs a physical exam of the affected area, checking for signs of bruising, swelling, tenderness, and pain. He also evaluates your overall health and the functionality of your other joints.

In some cases, you may need imaging tests, like X-rays or a CT scan, to confirm a diagnosis or to rule out other underlying medical issues. When you have unexplained chronic pain in your shoulder, knee, or other joints, Dr. Curcione may need to perform exploratory surgery using arthroscopic technologies. By viewing the inner structures of your body, he can better evaluate your condition and its severity.

Once he reaches a diagnosis, Dr. Curcione creates a treatment plan that may initially include conservative treatments, like medicines and physical therapy. For severe injuries or pain that isn’t relieved with other therapies, Dr. Curcione can perform surgery. He’ll work closely with you during your recovery to get you back into the game safely.

Find out more about available sports medicine services by calling the office nearest you or by booking an appointment online. You can also get a diagnosis without an appointment by visiting the clinic as a walk-in.