Just about any part of your body can be affected by a musculoskeletal injury because your soft tissue — muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bones — can be injured. Tennis players often suffer from rotator cuff problems or chronic cases of tendonitis, such as tennis elbow. Baseball players are often hit with shoulder, rotator cuff, wrist, and hand injuries. All sports players can suffer knee or hip injuries.
You can also suffer debilitating pain from joint injuries or damage to your spinal cord from an accident on the field. Spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and spondylolisthesis are some painful back conditions that may have resulted from a sports injury or other cause. A common joint problem is painful knee osteoarthritis, whether it’s from years of pounding on the basketball or tennis court or the aftermath of an injury such as trauma to your ACL.
Perhaps you’ve tried other traditional methods to relieve your pain. You’ve taken pain relievers, but they don’t help much. You may not be able to take other pain medication because of liver or kidney disease. You’ve tried physical therapy; it has only helped somewhat. You’re still in chronic pain.
Our Interventional Pain Doctors are sports medicine specialists who use regenerative medicine and interventional pain management strategies to help calm your pain and restore your ability to function.
Our Interventional Pain Doctors use orthobiologic injections to help calm your pain and promote healing. An orthobiologic is a biological material — a natural substance or one derived from nature — that is also produced by your own body, for example, blood platelets and stem cells. The use of orthobiologics has spurred the development of the field of regenerative medicine and has helped to revolutionize treatment for pain in sports medicine, orthopedic specialties, and pain relief specialties.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) helps you heal faster from musculoskeletal injuries and helps calm pain from chronic musculoskeletal conditions better than with traditional therapies alone. PRP is a remixture of your own blood that contains a heavy concentration of blood platelets with rich nutrients. The nutrients rush to the site of your injury to relieve inflammation and calm pain. Studies show that it can help relieve tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis, patellar (knee) tendonitis, and knee osteoarthritis.
Interventional techniques use injections, lasers, and other minimally invasive approaches to relieve pain. These don’t pose the risks of surgery and possible surgical complications.
Call or book an appointment online today if you’re suffering musculoskeletal pain from an acute or chronic condition.