If you are out on the field as a highly trained athlete or just love to play a weekend game with your friends, sports injuries can happen. Progressive Pain and Interventional Psychiatry has a variety of alternative treatment options to help you get back in the game in no time. The most common sports injury that we see are usually sprains and strains. Strains happen when your muscles are overstretched and “fray” or tear. Sprains are very similar but happen with connective tissues like your ligaments.
Another common sports injury that we tend to treat are knee injuries. Your knee joint bears a lot of weight for your body and tends to take a lot of impact in sports. Some common knee injuries include: ACL tears, disclocations, and cartilage tears.
A fracture is always a possibility in sports, but its risk increases with contact sports such as football. When participating in high contact sports, wearing protective gear is always important to try to prevent these types of injuries from occurring. The most common areas for these fractures to occur are; feet, legs, and arms. Oftentimes, it is hard to tell the difference between a fracture, strain or sprain so it is important to see your physician at the first sign of a sports injury.
Tennis elbow is caused by overuse of the ligaments in the elbow. There are treatment options for this type of stress injury however, the most important part of treatment is changing how you play your sport. It is always important to take frequent breaks, stretch and warm up before playing, and give your elbow some rest.
Surgery does not have to be the only answer. We offer many non-surgical treatment options to those suffering from sports related injuries. Give Progressive Pain and Interventional Psychiatry a call today to schedule a consultation.