Sports Related Injuries

Condition

Definition

Strains and sprains are usually the main culprit of a majority of sports injuries.

When ligaments are stretched too far, tears can occur resulting in sprains.

When a muscle is over stretched or overused, strains can occur.

Treatments

Comprehensive Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is always a great option to regain use of your hurt body part.  Not only will this sports related injury treatment help movement, it could also help relieve pain. Physical Therapy is also commonly pursued after surgery, and  could  be extremely beneficial for long-term health problems such as arthritis.

Trigger Point Injections (TPI)

Patients who choose trigger point injections are usually experiencing muscle pain.  An injection of a local anesthetic and corticosteroid is administered into the trigger point, which is a site of particular pain and sensitivity.  This process can be repeated in different sites if needed.

Tendon Injections

Tendon injections are used when the tissues surrounding a tendon is painful, swollen, or you are unable to move it.  Coupled with treatments such as physiotherapy and other long term treatments, tendon sheath injections can be extremely beneficial. The steroid medicine used during the tendon injection will help with any pain and help you regain movement.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Another option is plasma treatment.  The platelets in your blood are very important as the proteins in them impact the healing of injuries. During this treatment, blood is first drawn from the patient. This sample is centrifuged to separate the platelets from the other blood cells. After a few minutes of centrifugation, the platelet concentration is strengthened, forming Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). This PRP is then extracted and injected into the affected region to promote cellular healing.

PRP is still very young and researchers are still learning how it works.  However, research has seen that PRP can potentially help speed up the healing process.  Patient who tried PRP have undergone positive effects after only a few weeks. For athletes seeking a quick recovery, this may be a good option for you!.

Give Hudson Spine and Pain Medicine a call today to learn more about our New York physical therapy services.

From: OrthoInfo

Staff

Jonathann Kuo, MD
Pain Medicine / Executive Director
Alexander Rances, DO
Pain Medicine / Medical Director
Robert Zhang, MD
Pain Medicine / Anesthesiology
Jessica Au, MD
Sports Medicine / Pain Medicine
Patrick Jean-Pierre, MD
Internal Medicine, Anti-Aging Medicine

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