Athletes are known to fight through their pain to continue competing and reach their goals. However, the body can’t perform at its peak level if it’s pushed while injured. There’s a high chance that without treatment, the injury will worsen and prevent you from competing much longer than if the problem was addressed immediately.
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At Redefine Healthcare’s sports medicine clinic, we use a multidisciplinary approach to sports injuries and sports injury treatment. Our team of physical therapists, sports medical doctors, neurosurgeons, orthopedists, chiropractors, and other medical professionals collaborate to build a personalized treatment plan for your pain or injury, for patients of all ages and abilities. If you have a sports injury, it’s important to see a sports medicine specialist before the injury dominates your everyday life.
The term “sports injury” refers to the types of injuries that most commonly occur while exercising or competing in a sport.
Sports injuries can be split into two categories: acute and chronic. Acute injuries occur suddenly and are usually accompanied by severe pain, like a broken bone. You’ll most likely experience a loss of function and will seek immediate medical attention.
Chronic injuries develop gradually and worsen over time, often a result of repetitive movement or incorrect form. They can also be the result of a previous injury that hasn’t healed properly. While chronic, overuse injuries outnumber acute injuries in most sports, their impact is underestimated because they’re not instantly disabling with an obvious loss of function. However, it’s important for athletes to seek treatment for chronic injuries and to not ignore any pain or symptoms; once the injury is established, it’s difficult to manage successfully. Chronic injuries can even increase your risk of an acute injury; for example, if you favor one foot over the other because of tendonitis, you increase your chances of other injuries.
Physical therapy is a key component of our comprehensive approach to sports medicine. Our physical therapists are specially trained in sports medicine, with a deep understanding of exercise science and biomechanics. This means we are not only fully equipped to treat your injury, but recommend an injury prevention plan moving forward that takes into account the movement associated with your sport, the associated risk of the sport, and more. We build treatment plans that are sports-specific, incorporating exercises to help you perform even better than you did before you were injured. Physical therapy for a sports injury can reduce pain and inflammation, improve muscular control of the injured area and range of motion, and minimize the risk of a repetitive injury.
We offer a full range of interventional pain management treatments for all patients, from athletes with painful injuries to aging adults with chronic conditions. Interventional pain management uses ache-blocking techniques to make your daily activities more comfortable. For patients with sports injuries, this can be useful 1.) while the injury is healing and you’re experiencing pain, and 2.) if you’ve developed chronic pain following an injury. Our pain management treatments aim to eliminate pain and restore function without the need for surgery.
Most of our patients come to us after they’ve been injured, or after they’ve already been in pain for some time. But whenever possible, we urge our athletes to see us for injury prevention. Our sports injury doctors can spot muscle instability and weakness that can often lead to injury, create warm-up and cool down programs, teach proper form, and more, to stop an injury before it happens.
At Redefine Healthcare, we’re passionate about sports medicine and helping athletes of all levels. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a competitive athlete, we know how an injury can affect your lifestyle. We look forward to helping you at our sports medicine clinic recover from your injury, reach your goals, and enjoy your active lifestyle as much as possible.
Dr. Eric D. Freeman is a top-rated, best-in-class pain management doctor. He is a nationally recognized pain relief specialist and is among the top pain care doctors in New Jersey and the country. He is an award-winning expert and contributor to prominent media outlets. Dr. Eric D. Freeman has been recognized for his thoughtful, thorough, modern approach to treating chronic pain. He has been named a “top pain management doctor in New Jersey” and one of “America’s Top Physicians” for advanced sports injury treatments.
Dr. Eric D. Freeman is a top-rated, best-in-class pain management doctor. He is a nationally recognized pain relief specialist and is among the top pain care doctors in New Jersey and the country. He is an award-winning expert and contributor to prominent media outlets.
Dr. Eric D. Freeman has been recognized for his thoughtful, thorough, modern approach to treating chronic pain. He has been named a “top pain management doctor in New Jersey” and one of “America’s Top Physicians” for advanced sports injury treatments.
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