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Sports Injuries Specialist

Spine Care Specialists, LLC

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Dublin, OH

If you’re highly active or involved in sports, there are a number of common sports injuries that can limit your performance and keep you from the activities you enjoy. Located in Dublin, Ohio, Spine Care Specialists, LLC, offers personalized, non-surgical treatment for sports injuries. Interventional pain management specialists help patients achieve successful recoveries and get back to their active lifestyles. To speak with a doctor about your sports injury, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are some common sports injuries?

In most cases, overuse and trauma involving the muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bones cause sports injuries. Common sports injuries include:

Sprains

A sprain refers to the overstretching of your ligaments. Ligaments are bands of tough, fibrous tissue that help connect your bones and joints. Your ligaments ensure that your bones and joints don’t twist too much or become dislocated. Sprains are caused by aggressive twisting, overextending, and landing awkward jumps or falls. Sprains are most common in the ankles. 

Strains

Although strains are often mistaken for sprains, strains involve overstretching of the muscles and tendons. 

Tendons are fibrous tissue that connects your muscles to bone. The muscles and tendons can become overstretched as a result of heavy lifting and stress caused by repetitive motions. If left untreated, the muscles and tendons can continue to stretch, eventually leading to a tear. 

Overuse injuries

Overuse injuries are soft-tissue injuries caused by repetitive and/or excessive motions. Overuse injuries can affect the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, as well as your bones. 

Common overuse injuries include:

  • Jumper’s knee
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow 
  • Runner's knee
  • Shin splints
  • Spondylolysis

In some cases, overuse injuries can lead to stress fractures or small cracks in your bones. Stress fractures are most common in the feet. 

When should I see a doctor for my sports injury?

Although you can treat minor sports injuries with at-home measures, you should seek medical attention at Spine Care Specialists, LLC, if your symptoms become severe or if you have difficulty bearing weight on the affected area.

The interventional pain experts at Spine Care Specialists, LLC, help patients find the right treatment for a speedy, effective recovery. 

During your appointment, your doctor performs a thorough health evaluation and works with you to develop a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan. 

How are sports injuries treated?

Treatment for your sports injury depends on your diagnosis. Your doctor uses your health evaluation, which includes a physical exam, imaging tests, and discussion of your medical history, to determine the underlying cause of your condition. 

Depending on your diagnosis, your treatment plan may include:

  • Rest/activity restrictions
  • Heat and ice therapy
  • Brace or sling
  • Non-opioid Medication
  • Strengthening and flexibility exercises
  • Steroid injections
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Physical therapy

Spine Care Specialists, LLC, offers personalized, comprehensive interventional pain management. To find out which treatment is right for your sports injury, book an appointment by phone or online today.