Sports injuries are common at every age and can often have lasting effects. When your painful injury lasts for more than a few weeks, it is important to see a pain management physician to help ensure your pain does not become chronic pain. After a full evaluation, a pain management physician can tailor a treatment plan according to your needs and to help you return to the playing field, court, course, or even just the backyard.
What are the symptoms?
Sports injuries are such a broad term that symptoms can range from moderate to severe.
Who is at risk?
Those who are actively involved in sports or physical activity are susceptible to sports related injuries.
What are the treatment options?
Often times rest and ice may be enough treatment for sports injuries, but if the symptoms do not lessen it is important to see a doctor. There are a number of treatment options that help reduce the painful symptoms following a sports injury, which include:
- Minimally Invasive Treatment Options, such as Epidural Steroid Injections (link)
- Diagnostic Injections (link)
- Therapeutic Injections
- Medication Management
- Physical Therapy (link)
- Chiropractic Care (link)