Sports Injury Pain Relief Treatment
Sports injuries are common at every age and can often have lasting effects. When your painful sport injury lasts for more than a few weeks, it is important to see a sports injury pain relief treatment specialist to help ensure your pain does not become chronic pain. After a full evaluation, a sports injury pain treatment specialist can tailor a sports injury pain relief plan according to your needs and help you return to the playing field, court, course or even just the backyard.
Sports Injury Symptoms:
Sports injuries are such a broad term that sports injury symptoms can range from moderate to severe.
Sports Injury Causes:
Some sports injuries are due to overuse of a certain area of the body, while other sports injuries may be because of trauma to the area. Other sports injury causes could be faulty equipment, improper warmups or overexertion of the body.
Sports Injury Risk Factors:
Those who are actively involved in sports or physical activity are susceptible to sports-related injuries.
Sports Injury Testing:
Because the symptoms of sports injuries are so broad, testing must be determined by a sports injury specialist, after a complete medical history and physical exam, in order to properly diagnose a sports injury. Relief from the pain can then be devised by the specialist.
Sports Injury Treatment Options:
Oftentimes rest and ice may be enough treatment for sports injuries, but if the sports injury symptoms do not lessen it is important to see a sports injury pain relief specialist. There are a number of pain relief treatment options that help reduce the painful symptoms following a sports injury, which include:
- Minimally Invasive Treatment Options, such as Epidural Steroid Injections
- Percutaneous Tenotomy or Fasciotomy
- Diagnostic Injections
- Therapeutic Injections
- Medication Management
- Physical Therapy
- Chiropractic Care
At Advanced Pain Management, our sports injury clinic doctors and specialists value the importance of an interdisciplinary approach. For those sports injury pain relief treatment options not offered by APM, we are able to refer you to other sports injury pain relief providers.
Last reviewed July 2013 by APM's Medical Executive Committee