Sports Medicine

Doctor with a notepad talking with football player

Participation in sports may keep athletes healthy and in peak physical condition, but it also puts them at risk of injury. Getting hurt – whether on or off the field – can mean spending days, weeks, or even a whole season in recovery. Tendinitis, bursitis, and acute traumas are examples of common athletic injuries. Though…

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Nurse preparing blood plasma injection

Platelet rich plasma treatments are injections of blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets and connective tissue growth factors. This concentrated solution helps promote a natural repair process in the body and regenerate damaged tissues. Plasma treatments are routinely administered to people of all ages and physical backgrounds who are suffering from acute or…

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Injection being administered to a patients knee to treat inflammation

Cortisone injections are non-surgical means of treating pain and inflammation in the joints and soft tissues. Although doctors can administer cortisone shots to many different areas of the body, they are most frequently given in joints that are prone to injuries, such as the shoulders, ankles, knees, hips, and elbows. The spine is also a common…

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Doctor administering sports physical to a patient

Sports physicals are preventative screenings routinely used to verify a patient’s physical health and ability to safely participate in athletic activity. Most schools and many sports leagues require sports physicals as a prerequisite for participation each season. At our office, we recommend sports physicals not only for athletes but also for anyone beginning a new exercise…

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Doctor examining a patients lower back

Back pain is a frequent complaint and one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. Patients spend billions of dollars on over-the-counter medications that merely cover up pain rather than treat the source of it. At our office, we feature unique back pain treatment options that can help to reduce soft tissue inflammation, joint…

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Diagram of injection being administered to rotator cuff

The rotator cuff is located in the shoulder and is subject to overuse and injury. Many people who experience shoulder pain are suffering from bursitis, tendinitis, or a rotator cuff tear. Often, these injuries are found in athletes who overuse their shoulders during play. However, anyone can develop a rotator cuff or shoulder disorder, including…

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Doctor preparing syringe to administer to patient suffering from muskuloskeletal condition

Trigger point injections are in-office treatments for pain management in patients with muscle areas that do not relax. Trigger points are uncomfortable knots that form in the muscles. These knots may be felt beneath the skin and also may cause radiating pain due to irritation of the surrounding nerves. In some patients, they occur sporadically…

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Athlete clutching knee from pain

Traumeel injections are a treatment option for patients who are suffering from acute soft tissue injuries involving the muscles, ligaments and tendons. They are often used in place of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling and inflammation, as well as manage pain and discomfort. Traumeel has grown in popularity among patients who prefer a natural…

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pie- chart made of various foods your diet should consist of

Did you know that micronutrients are vitamins and minerals that your body needs in small, but potent quantities? They are often referred to as the building blocks of health and include nutrients like selenium, zinc, iodine, B-vitamins, and vitamins A, C, D, E, and K. Deficiency in just one micronutrient can lead to serious health…

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Woman and Man practicing Tai Chi

Western culture recognizes tai chi as a stress-reducing, alternative therapy. It is estimated that more than 2 million adults in the U.S. currently use tai chi to minimize stress and achieve better overall physical and mental health. Known to many as ‘meditation in motion’, tai chi consists of a series of exercises that are performed…

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People on foam mats stretching their backs practicing yoga

Yoga is a unique physical exercise recognized by the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine for its ability to relieve chronic pain and alter the anatomy of the brain. More than 15 million people in the U.S. alone practice yoga either at home or in group sessions. Its low impact and non-aerobic movements make…

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Woman laying down receiving a massage

Massage is an alternative therapy that uses non-invasive techniques to manipulate the body’s muscles and connective tissues. There are approximately 100 different types of massage to choose from though some versions like Swedish massage, sports massage and reflexology are used more frequently than others. Although each massage has different objectives, there are techniques available to aid…

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