Sports injuries are injuries that occur when engaging in sports or exercise. Sports medicine is for all athletes and anyone who engages in physical activity. This includes recreational weekend warriors and competitive athletes, such as youth, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. They can occur due to overtraining, lack of conditioning, and improper form or technique. You are at risk if you haven’t been regularly active, play contact sports, and/or don’t warm up properly before exercise. Different sports injuries produce different symptoms and complications. A sports injury can often be treated non-surgically, and our doctors at Southwest Sports and Spine make every effort to use conservative measures whenever possible.
Acute musculoskeletal pain that starts suddenly and is often quite intense. It often arises immediately after exercise or some kind of accident
Although symptoms can vary, they often include one or more of the following
- Pain that gets worse when you move
- Burning feeling in muscles
- Deep ache
- Poor range of motion
- Sleep disturbances
With chronic musculoskeletal pain, the symptoms usually appear so gradually that you don’t realize there is a problem until you’re in severe pain. However, with acute musculoskeletal pain, symptoms are usually intense from the start
- The goal is to alleviate your pain right away, while also helping you heal completely
- Treatments include:
- In office musculoskeletal ultrasound evaluation
- Corticosteroid injections
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection
- Percutaneous tenotomy
- With a combination of customized treatments and physical therapy, you can return to peak physical condition.