Sports injuries are common at every age and can often have lasting effects. When your painful sports injury lasts for more than a few weeks, it is important to see a sports injury pain relief doctor or specialist to help ensure your pain does not become chronic pain.
After a full evaluation, a pain relief doctor or specialist can tailor a sports injury pain relief treatment plan according to your needs and to help you return to the playing field, court, course, or even just the backyard.
Sports Injury Causes
Those who are actively involved in sports or physical activity are susceptible to sports-related injuries. Some sports injuries are due to overuse of a certain area of the body, while others may be because of trauma to the area. Other causes could be faulty equipment, improper warm-ups or overexertion of the body.
Sports Injury Testing
Because the symptoms of sports injuries are so broad, testing must be determined by a clinic doctor, after a complete medical history and physical exam, in order to properly diagnose an injury.
Sports Injury Treatment Options
Often times rest and ice may be enough treatment for sports injuries, but if the pain symptoms do not lessen it is important to see a sports injury pain relief doctor. There are a number of sports injury pain relief treatment options that help reduce the painful symptoms following a sports injury, which include:
- Medical Exam
- Physical Therapy
- Minimally Invasive Treatment Options, such as Epidural Steroid Injections
- Diagnostic Injections
- Therapeutic Injections
There may be other helpful treatments for sports injuries including massage therapy, chiropractic care and acupuncture. At Nura, we value the importance of a multidisciplinary approach. For treatments not offered by Nura, our pain physician will refer you to the appropriate specialist.