SPORTS INJURY TREATMENT
Finding a solution to your pain is essential, but just as important as embarking upon a treatment plan is the ability to engage in injury prevention in the future. Remember, recurring sports injuries can lead to permanent damage to your body, so our team approaches your specific treatment options with great care and consideration. After performing a comprehensive diagnosis, we will take the time to discuss all of your options to determine what best meets your needs.
Depending on the type of issue, we may recommend a variety of choices to help get you back on your feet. For sprains and strains, as well as minor injuries to the rotator cuff, anterior cruciate ligament, or even shin splints, the advice of RICE still rings true. This acronym stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. In many cases, limiting the use of the injured area along with these other treatments will resolve your concern quickly.
More serious concerns affecting your ACL or shoulder could call for more specific treatment. Depending on your level of pain and mobility, our physicians may suggest a steroid injection to help you sleep better and maintain your normal level of productivity. It should be noted, however, that these injections are used with great caution and are intended as a temporary solution. Repeated steroid treatments can ultimately weaken your tendons.
In most instances of sports injuries, physical therapy is highly recommended, and may be complemented by additional treatments including massage or acupuncture. A specific set of exercises will be custom tailored to your needs with the goal of strengthening the muscles around the affected area. PT may be performed at home or in a medical office, and the duration will vary based upon your specific injury.
As a final resort, our team may recommend surgery if the injury is too extensive and other treatment methods will not provide relief. Again, the professionals at Manhattan Pain & Sports Associates begin with minimally invasive plans first, and will only recommend surgery if none of the above options has proven effective.
Visit our office today for the most comprehensive treatment options available. We value your needs and will only recommend options that are right for you. Our goal is to get you back into the game in as little time as possible!