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Sports Injuries

Pain Medicine & Physical Rehabilitation Specialists located in Orange, CA

Sports Injuries
Sports Injuries services offered in Orange, CA

Sports injuries like sprains, strains, and fractures require specialized medical care to get you back to your normal activities. At InnovateMed Medical Group, our Team understands that you want the fastest path to recovery and as little downtime as possible. Our expert clinical team offers leading-edge sports medicine diagnostics and treatments in the Orange, CA, office. Same-day appointments are available, so call the office or schedule through the online booking feature today.

Sports Injuries Q&A

Sports Injuries: Relieving Pain Due to Injuries for Optimal Mobility 

The term sports injury usually refers to any injury that happens due to sports or exercise. However, people who aren’t athletes can have sports injuries too, for example, a person who works on a factory assembly line may develop a tennis elbow without ever holding a racket. 

Many factors can combine to increase your risk of a sports injury, including –

  • Training too hard
  • Training too long
  • Increasing training frequency suddenly
  • Lack of proper protective equipment
  • Improper form

You can experience sports injuries at any age, but age brings inevitable changes in strength, flexibility, and balance, which can raise your injury risks. 

Reach Out for Care for any Sports Injury Symptoms

Sports injuries almost always require treatment. If you experience any of the following symptoms, reach out to expert sports injury care right away. 

  • Severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Difficulty bearing weight 
  • Difficulty moving 

If you experience a sports injury, stop what you’re doing and immediately rest the affected body part. Pushing past the pain is never a good strategy for sports injuries, as it can often lead to much more serious injuries. 

Here are the various injuries that come under the term sports injuries:

  • Sprained ankle
  • Tennis elbow
  • ACL tear
  • Concussion
  • Muscle strain
  • Hamstring strain
  • Shin splints
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Fractured bone
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Groin pull
  • Stress fracture
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner's knee)
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Meniscus tear
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Golfers elbow
  • Jumper's knee (patellar tendinitis)
  • Hip labral tear
  • Wrist sprain/fracture

Treatment Strategies for Optimal Results

Treatment may range from a few days of activity rest (for the mildest injuries) to surgery, but most sports injuries are treatable using noninvasive techniques. We specialize in noninvasive treatment of sports injuries that cause pain and functional limitations. 

Our team uses the most innovative diagnostic tools in the office, like the Kinetisense, to evaluate your range of motion using artificial intelligence and extremity magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). 

Treatment usually includes joint injections and ultrasound-guided injections, an approach that focuses on balancing the nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems to stimulate optimal natural healing. 

These injections can encourage healing and relieve pain effectively, there are also other treatments that can further stimulate your recovery. In some cases, pain management is part of sports injury treatment. 

Virtual reality rehab can supplement or replace traditional physical therapy to help you rebuild your strength, flexibility, and motor skills following a sports injury.   

Book your appointment online or call InnovateMed Medical Group today.