Sports Medicine of Monterey Bay -  - Sports Medicine Specialist

Warren A. Scott, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist located in Monterey Bay, Soquel, CA

Athletic Medical Problems

Whether you’re a high school athlete wanting to improve your performance or you're a professional athlete who’s starting to see the effects of aging on your game, Sports Medicine of Monterey Bay can handle all your athletic problems. Warren A. Scott, MD, is a fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist who has over 35 years of experience treating all types of sports-related issues, from injuries to performance improvement. With convenient locations in both Monterey Bay and Soquel, California, there’s no reason not to improve your game by seeing Dr. Scott. Call today to schedule your appointment or book it online.

Athletic Medical Problems Q & A

What are common athletic medical problems?

When you’re an athlete, you face all sorts of medical problems. There’s a risk of sports injury, as well the wear and tear that can wreak havoc on your bones and muscles. You may suffer from aches and pains, as well as being prone to things like tendonitis and ligament tears.

What’s more, you may have psychological issues related to sports, including anxiety or difficulty focusing. At times, your performance may decline or a chronic condition, such as diabetes, impacts how you play.

What causes athletic medical problems?

Several issues can lead to athletic problems. With many physical ailments, overuse and regular wear and tear cause your medical issues. Repetitive movements, such as swinging a tennis racket or the overhand stroke of a swimmer, cause inflammation in your joints, tendons, and ligaments.

Other times, pressure to succeed can manifest in psychological symptoms, like anxiety or performance issues. You may:

  • Lose focus during competition
  • Struggle to communicate with teammates
  • Lack motivation for practice
  • Fail to make split-second decisions during game time

Health problems, such as herniated discs, asthma, or diabetes, may impact your athletic performance, making it difficult to maintain your peak abilities.

How are athletic medical problems treated?

The type of athletic medical problem you have determines how Dr. Scott treats it. If you have a sports injury or physical ailment that causes pain or mobility issues which interfere with your game performance, your sports medicine specialist may recommend:

  • Injection therapy
  • Extracorporeal  shockwave therapy
  • Ultrasound-guided injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Prolotherapy

Dr. Scott also may analyze your sporting techniques to improve your positioning, ensuring you’re both performing at your best and protecting your body from injury. He may prescribe exercises to strengthen weak areas or build support. If your nutrition is lacking, he offers guidance.

When psychological symptoms occur, Dr. Scott offers sports psychology services, which can improve your performance, help you cope with the pressures of competition, and increase pain tolerance.

If you have athletic medical problems, see the doctor with over 35 years of experience addressing sports medicine concerns. Book your appointment with Dr. Scott online or call the office to schedule.

Insurance Providers

Please check with your insurance provider to see if your medical care will be covered. Dr. Scott does not accept HMO, MediCal, Medicaid.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Healthcare

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    "I have seen Doctor Scott for more than five years. He is my absolute favorite sports medicine doctor. He is a genius. Cannot recommend him more."

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    "He's what a good specialist should be. Got joints? Take 'em to Dr. W. Scott. He has a good bedside manner as well."

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    "In a short period of time, he figured out what was wrong, prescribed a recovery plan, and has me already getting re-conditioned."

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Sports Medicine of Monterey Bay
5161 Soquel Drive, Suite B
Monterey Bay

Soquel, CA 95073
Phone: 831-479-7800
Fax: 831-479-7089
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