Millions of runners and athletes experience sports injuries each year. Nikesh Seth, MD, and his team offer complete care for sports injuries at Integrated Pain Consultants in Scottsdale, Mesa, and Phoenix, Arizona. Working with a qualified provider can speed up your recovery and teach you how to use the proper technique. Call the nearest office today to schedule a sports injury appointment or book your visit online.
Sports injuries affect active people from all walks of life.
The Integrated Pain Consultants team regularly works with athletes, but they also partner with construction workers, warehousing professionals, runners, and weekend warriors.
If you enjoy working out or work a physically demanding job, sports medicine can help you recover and enhance your performance on the court, track, or job site.
The Integrated Pain Consultants team diagnoses and treats a wide range of common sports and activity-related injuries, including:
Some sports injuries affect the hard tissues, such as fractures (broken bones) and dislocated joints.
Your Integrated Pain Consultants provider reviews your medical records and asks about your injury, including what you did when it happened and the symptoms you’re experiencing.
Your provider completes a physical exam, looking at the affected area for redness, bruising, or swelling. Then, they gently move your joint or body part, checking its range of motion and stability.
Next, your provider orders X-rays, an ultrasound, or an MRI. These imaging procedures let them see your bones, joints, or soft tissues and can identify fractures or soft tissue injuries.
The Integrated Pain Consultants team treats sports injuries using a minimally invasive and patient-centered approach. They might recommend:
It might take several types of treatment, depending on the severity of your injury. To ensure optimal results, carefully follow your provider’s instructions.
The easiest way to reduce your risk of sports injuries is to warm up before exercise, stretch, and wear the necessary safety gear.
Cold muscles are stiff and more susceptible to injury, whereas warm muscles are flexible. The Integrated Pain Consultants team can teach you how to use the proper technique and make equipment recommendations.
Call the nearest Integrated Pain Consultants office today if you’re struggling to recover from a sports injury, or book your appointment online.