Keeping fit does wonders for mental and physical health, with the only downside being an occasional injury. If you hurt yourself playing sports or training, visit John East, DO, at Addison Pain + Regenerative Medicine in Addison, Texas. Dr. East and his team specialize in helping people regain fitness and function even when they have long-standing sports injuries. Call the office to request a consultation or book an appointment online today for expert sports injury treatment.
Anyone competing in sports, training, or working out might sustain sports injuries. They can also affect people with physical jobs and active hobbies like gardening. People of all ages incur these injuries.
Sports injuries affect the musculoskeletal system, including your:
Sports injuries happen in two ways. Acute injuries occur suddenly when you overstretch your body or collide with something. Overuse or repetitive strain injuries develop more slowly after repeatedly making the same movements.
The Addison Pain + Regenerative Medicine team helps you recover from persistent, long-term injuries causing chronic pain and loss of function.
Common sports injuries include:
The ACL is one of four ligaments attaching the knee bones, the others being the medial collateral, posterior cruciate, and lateral collateral ligaments (MCL, PCL, and LCL). All are vulnerable to injuries.
Sports injuries sometimes involve bone fractures, joint dislocations, and traumatic brain injuries (including concussions).
Diagnosing sports injuries requires a medical history review, physical exam, and discussion about the injury.
You might also need to undergo diagnostic imaging to provide a clearer picture of the damage. Procedures include X-rays, ultrasound, CT scans, and MRI. They show the bones, joints, or soft tissues inside the injured area, enabling your provider to evaluate an injury’s extent and severity.
You might need surgery to repair the damage if you sustain a fracture or other severe sports injury. However, most patients require less invasive treatments and do well with conservative therapies.
Physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medication are typically the frontline treatments for sports injuries. You may also need an orthopedic brace. If you don’t improve sufficiently, you might benefit from steroid injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, or spinal cord/peripheral nerve stimulation.
Addison Pain + Regenerative Medicine also specializes in biological treatments. These use healing cells and substances taken from your body, concentrated, and injected into damaged tissues. Examples include bone marrow aspirate (BMA) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which contains growth factors extracted from a blood sample.
Call Addison Pain + Regenerative Medicine to arrange a sports injury evaluation or book an appointment online today.