Sport-related accidents cause a variety of painful injuries. These
injuries can decrease your quality of life and impact your health. At out
Injury Doctors NYC practice, we make sure you get the best treatment
and help available.
Find out about some of the most common sports injuries that out medical practice treats at any of our 6 locations across NYC:
- Sprains: : A sprain is a torn muscle or ligament common in athletes. When you damage the muscle or ligament, you may notice inflammation or spasms. Sports sprains can happen from overuse or from force — such as a collision or fall. At Injury Doctors NYC our pain management doctors can help you to a speedy recovery.
- Dislocations: Dislocations are joint injuries that force the ends of your bones out of position. The cause is often a fall or a blow, sometimes from playing a contact sport. You can dislocate your ankles, knees, shoulders, hips, elbows and jaw. While some dislocated bones go back into place when patients follow the R.I.C.E. protocol (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation), other dislocations do not. Make sure to always follow your doctor’s advice.
- Tendonitis: Tendinitis is an overuse injury. Resting the affected tendon allows the inflammation to reduce. If a sport or specific repetitive motion caused the tendinitis, the patient should avoid this activity. A bandage, splint, or brace may help reduce movement. Your doctor also might recommend a cortisone injection and physical therapy. Physical therapy will strengthen and stretch the tendon and the muscles. You are less likely to reinjure the tendon if you go through physical therapy.
Many athletes decide to suffer from sports injuries in silence. Don’t try to wait it out. If you don’t get the right treatment for your injury, you might lose strength and range of motion.
The RICE method is a common treatment regimen for sports injuries. This treatment method is helpful for mild sports injuries. It stands for:
If your sports injury looks or feels severe, make an appointment to see your doctor. Seek emergency care if the injured joint shows signs of:
- Severe swelling and pain.
- Visible lumps, bumps, or other deformities.
- Popping or crunching sounds when you use the joint.
- Weakness or inability to put weight on the joint.
Serious sports injuries can require surgery and physical therapy. If the injury doesn’t heal within two weeks, contact your doctor for an appointment.
Call us today for a proper diagnosis and treatment from one our pain management doctors!