SEPA Pain & Spine
Pain Management located throughout Southeast Pennsylvania
Being active is good for your health but also increases your risk of injury. Sports injuries are common and benefit from medical management to support healing and prevention of the injury getting worse. At SEPA Pain & Spine in Horsham, Langhorne, Meadowbrook, and Chalfont, Pennsylvania, the pain management experts specialize in treating sports injuries. They offer cutting-edge care that heals your injury, reduces your pain, and helps you safely and quickly get back to your active lifestyle. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online!
Sports Injuries Q&A
What are common sports injuries?
Whether you play an organized sport or like to workout to stay fit and healthy, your workout routine may increase your risk of developing an injury. When playing a sport or engaging in physical activity, you can injure any part of your body.
Common sports injuries include:
- Sprains and strains
- Rotator cuff tear
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
- Achilles tendon injury
- Cuts and bruises
When you have a sports injury, you need to stop your workout right away to prevent the worsening of your condition.
When do sports injuries need medical help?
You may be able to manage a minor sports injury at home with rest, ice, compression, and elevation. However, if your sports injury fails to improve within a few days of at-home care, you should schedule an appointment at SEPA Pain & Spine.
SEPA Pain & Spine also recommends you get help for your sports injury if you have severe pain, you’re unable to use the affected body part, or you have a noticeable deformity.
SEPA Pain & Spine specializes in pain management and also encourages athletes and active individuals with painful or non-healing sports injuries to schedule an appointment. The practice offers many cutting-edge therapies that alleviate pain and promote healing.
What can I expect during an evaluation for sports injuries?
You can expect a patient-focused exam when you come in for a sports injury evaluation at SEPA Pain & Spine. Your provider asks detailed questions about your injury, including how it happened and the type of pain you feel.
They also ask about your usual workout routine and history of other injuries. Your provider conducts a physical exam and may run various tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis, such as X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI.
How are sports injuries treated?
SEPA Pain & Spine customizes your sports injury treatment plan based on injury type, the severity of symptoms, overall health, and usual activities.
Your provider creates a plan that focuses on fast and effective healing so you can get back to the activities you love as quickly and safely as possible. Your sports injury treatment plan may include:
- Rest, ice, compression, and elevation
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Physical therapy
- Bracing and splinting
- Trigger point injections
- Joint injections
- Epidural injections
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cell therapy
Depending on the sports injury, your provider may recommend surgery to fix the injured tissue, such as an ACL tear.
For expert healing of your sports injury, call SEPA Pain & Spine, or book an appointment online today.
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