When a sports injury sidelines you, you need physical therapy to rebuild your strength and rehabilitate your injury. So, what do you do when your pain doesn’t improve and you can’t tolerate exercise? You meet with William Binegar, MD, and Christopher Vaughan, MD, at Pain Care Boise in downtown Boise, Idaho. They offer many interventional and regenerative treatments that ease your pain, speed up your healing, and put you on the road to recovery. If you’re anxious to get back to your sports activities, book an appointment online or call the office today.
Sports injuries aren’t limited to competitive athletes. Any active person can end up with a sports injury, whether you pull a muscle while exercising or twist an ankle during a walk.
The top sports injuries include:
Some injuries occur suddenly. Others appear over time as you overtrain or frequently repeat the same movements.
The top symptoms of a sports injury are:
You should have your injury examined if your symptoms are severe or you suffer a mild injury that doesn’t get better in a few days.
A severe sports injury might need surgery to repair the damage. In most cases, though, your treatment begins with conservative medical care. This can include resting, using cold and/or heat packs, taking anti-inflammatory medications, going to physical therapy, and changing your activities to avoid re-injury.
If your pain doesn’t improve with conservative care, it’s time to get help from the experienced team at Pain Care Boise. As specialists in pain medicine, they create a customized treatment plan that gives you the pain relief you need to get back into action.
A few of the treatments available at Pain Care Boise are:
If your sports injury isn’t healing well, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections speed up the healing process and reduce inflammation. Stem cell injections actively heal your injury by generating the new tissues needed to repair the damage.
Another kind of regenerative medicine, called prolotherapy, uses injections of simple sugar to activate your body’s natural healing.
A few examples of interventional therapies include:
Interventional treatments work well, and many deliver long-lasting results because they target the nerves causing your pain.
Some treatments, like epidural steroid injections, reduce nerve inflammation. Many others stop the pain signals traveling through nerves to your brain. When your brain doesn’t get the message, your pain fades away.
Pain relief is possible with advanced treatment at Pain Care Boise. To book an appointment today, connect online or call the office.