Sports Medicine Treatments We Offer
Our staff of sports medicine specialists provides the following office procedures:
- Joint Aspiration – Joint aspirations (taking fluid out of a joint) are usually performed under local anesthesia. Joint aspiration is usually done as a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure. Fluid obtained from a joint aspiration can be sent for laboratory analysis. Drainage of a large joint effusion (abnormal buildup of joint fluid) can provide pain relief and improved mobility.
- Joint Injection – Joint injections (i.e., corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid) are usually performed under local anesthesia to treat inflammatory joint conditions like osteoarthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Joint injections are given to treat inflammatory joint conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, tendonitis, bursitis and occasionally osteoarthritis.
- Tendon/Ligament Injections – Injections that help heal collagen-based connective tissues like tendons and ligaments after an injury
- Trigger Point Injections – Injections such as cortisone are made directly into the central point or trigger point of a joint or muscle injury to relieve pain
- Nerve Hydrodissection – Treats and relieves the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve entrapments.
- Steroid Injections – Also known as cortisone injections, steroid shots are a common treatment for inflammation of tendons, bursa and joints.
- Splinting, Casting, Functional Bracing – We provide many options for splinting, casting and functional bracing that secures your injury and allows it to heal.
Sport Medicine Conditions We Treat
Our experienced staff of sports medicine specialists diagnoses and treats the following conditions:
- Ligament Sprains – Sprains are stretched or torn ligaments, the strong bands of tissue that connects bones at a joint.
- Tendon/Muscle Strains – Strains are injuries to tendons and muscles. Tendons connect muscles to bones.
- Fractures – The majority of fractures, or broken bones, are successfully treated nonsurgically.
- Cartilage injury – Cartilage is the protective covering on bones that protects them from rubbing against one another. One of the most common and potentially serious types of cartilage damage is to the articular cartilage between a joint (usually the knee).
- Contusion – A contusion occurs when a direct blow from a blunt object strikes part of the body, crushing underlying muscle fibers and connective tissue without breaking the skin. Most contusions heal quickly, but severe ones can cause deep tissue damage that can keep the athlete out of sports for months.
- Concussion – A common sports injury, a concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head or body that jars or shakes the brain inside the skull.
Overuse or chronic conditions:
- Tendonitis/Tendinosis (such as rotator cuff, tennis elbow) – Tendonitis is inflammation of the tendons. Tendinosis is the degeneration of a tendon that fails to heal from tendonitis.
- Stress fractures – hairline fractures on the surface of bones
- Bursitis – inflammation of the bursa, fluid-filled sacs that cushion joints
- Arthritis – inflammation of the joints and connective tissue
- Nerve entrapment (such as carpal tunnel) – repeated and long-term nerve compression, usually of nerves near inflamed or swollen joint