Travelling, at times, can be a very strenuous activity. If not relaxing and lounging, you will be out and about, taking part in a popular sports in the area, going for a hike, or going on an adventurous pursuit. In such cases you might need sports medicine.

What is Sports Medicine?

Sports Medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment & prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Sports Medicine also uses exercise intervention to prevent and manage chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. It facilitates an active lifestyle, whether you are already active or sedentary.

Sports medicine healthcare providers have specialised training to restore function to injured patients so they can get moving again as soon as possible. They are also knowledgeable on matters such as preventing illness and injury in active people. Although sports medicine healthcare providers mostly work with professional athletes, they also treat children and teens involved in sports, and adults who exercise for personal fitness.

Here are the reasons why you should consider Sports Medicine:

1. Specialized care is provided

Sports medicine physicians are specially trained to care for athletes, fitness professionals, and active individuals. They understand the impact of sports and exercise on the patients’ bodies, such as concussions and repetitive motion injuries. They also work with other professionals to develop customized treatment plans that suit each patient’s specific needs.

2. Specialized physicians

Physicians in this field are board-certified in pediatrics or family medicine with additional training in sports medicine. Some sports medicine healthcare providers have also surgical training, usually as orthopedic surgeons. Hence, they can provide swift and proper treatment.

3. Enhanced Injury and Re-injury Prevention

Sports medicine physicians provide patients with expert advice and instructions on preventing injuries and avoiding re-injury to a previously damaged area. With the help of sports medicine, patients can get treated faster and have a shorter recovery time.

4. Improves overall health

Optimal health and fitness is key to a healthy lifestyle. A sports medicine specialist can teach healthy nutrition and proper fitness routines that can help you prevent heart disease, strokes and other illnesses. They can also give dietary advice and help patients with their anatomical weaknesses, like weak joints or uneven legs.

When should you see a sports medicine specialist?

There are a few problems that might arise while you travel which may require a sports medicine specialist’s expertise:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Fractures
  • Knee and shoulder injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • Heat illness
  • Concussions
  • Eating disorders
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Dietary advice

In need of Sports Medicine Services when travelling in Nepal?

For proper consultation and the best treatment on sports medicine, please visit us at Swacon International Hospital where our expert medical staff are always on hand to help you.

To book an appointment, please call us at +977-1-4478105 or email us at

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