Physicians of Sports medicine
Not only for Sports related Injuries
Pain Physicians of sports medicine have been thought of as care of athletes and only athletes. Injuries have been on the rise, especially among young athletes in Football to Soccer to running. Sports medicine has evolved as the care of active individuals, weekend warriors, runners, that include those that occasionally play soft ball and basketball. Doctors are able to treat the specific injuries and needs of the patient from an active healthy lifestyle.
The steps are, First cold, heat second, then start to exercise and build movement. If the area turns purple or injury is severe, see a doctor immediately. An x-ray should be the first step from the doctor to properly diagnose. Contact Bonzai Regen to set up a free telemedicine consultation.
Common Injuries in sports
The most common injuries treated in sports are sprains or ligament sprains. Varies with different athletes, with runners, overuse injuries of their knees “Runner’s knees“ foot and ankle. In contrast, a thrower, someone that plays baseball. find more shoulder or elbow injuries, either the rotator cuff or the labrum. It is dependent on the type of activity they do and the type of injury they get. There are different ways to manage pain from these injuries. We try to limit Opioid usage as a last result of dealing with pain. There are other safe and less dependent pain cures available such Nerve Blocks.
Preventative measures for injury in a society where we are a results oriented group, the biggest preventive measure come from patients. If you start slowly and build up then you can prevent injury. Many injuries we do see is when they increase their training load quickly and as a result they breakdown and subsequently put themselves at more risk for more injury.
Do I need Surgery?
Surgery is a common question immediately after surgery. It is important to know that in the event of an injury, to follow some basic non-invasive techniques to speed up the healing process. Ninety percent of sports patients don’t need surgery.
Sports medicine physician is a great place to start
As a result, a primary care sport medicine physician is a great person to start with. Typically patients can get in very quickly for the initial evaluation. Physicians can order any necessary imaging studies and even prescribe treatments since 90% don’t require surgery. If somebody does require surgery, a transition to one of the sergeants that work closely within orthopedic colleagues where they can get the appropriate care where they can get back to sports.
Biologic Therapies such as PRP and Stem Cell therapies are non-surgical treatments that can support body healing and deviate pain. The applications of these natural treatments range from sports injuries, osteoarthritis treatments, chronic pain, and inflammation.
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