Millions of athletes and active people suffer sports injuries each year. Fortunately, there are various treatments that can relieve pain, promote healing, and restore your mobility. At Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC in Stockbridge and Griffin, Georgia, board-certified pain management specialists Randall Berinhout, MD, and Dominic Seymore, MD, offer complete care for sports injuries, including corticosteroid injections, physical therapy, and surgery. Call the nearest Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC office today to schedule treatment for sports injuries, or book your appointment online.
Yes. Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but it increases your risk of injuries like falls, sprains, and general wear-and-tear.
Anyone who is regularly active can experience a sports injury, but several things increase your risk, including:
You’re also more likely to suffer a sports injury if participate in activities that involve running, jumping, or changing directions quickly.
The Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC team treats various sports injuries, including:
Sometimes, sports injuries occur due to repetitive strain or general wear-and-tear. For example, if you regularly use hand tools at work, you might develop carpal tunnel syndrome or osteoarthritis.
Your Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including where the pain occurs, what it feels like, and if it’s worse during or after exercise.
Your provider completes a physical exam, checking the affected area for bruising, swelling, and redness. They assess your range of motion, muscle strength, and reflexes and gently press on your skin to pinpoint sensitive places.
Some sports injuries can be diagnosed visually, but others require diagnostics, like X-rays or electromyography (EMG).
The Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC team treat sports injuries using a conservative and minimally invasive approach. They might suggest:
If your symptoms continue or worsen after these treatments, your provider might recommend surgery. Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC offers minimally invasive and traditional open orthopedic surgery.
Call the nearest Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC office today to receive treatment for sports injuries, or book your visit online.