Interventional Spine Medicine
Pain Management Specialists located in Barrington, NH & Gilford, NH
Whether you play an organized sport or run a few miles a week to improve your fitness, your physical activity places you at risk of developing a sports injury. For a fast and safe recovery, it’s important to get treatment for your sports injury right away. Jan Slezak, MD, and Asteghik Hacobian, MD, at Interventional Spine Medicine specialize in the treatment of sports injuries and develop comprehensive plans so you can get back to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible. For expert care of your sports injury, contact the office in Barrington, Gilford, Rye, Plaistow, or North Hampton, New Hampshire, by phone today.
Sports Injuries Q&A
What are sports injuries?
Sports injuries include any injury suffered during physical activity. You can develop a sports injury after a bad fall, poorly landed jump, or hard tackle. You may also develop a sports injury from overuse, overtraining, or poor body mechanics.
The experienced team at Interventional Spine Medicine specializes in the treatment of sports injuries and provides comprehensive care focused on healing your injury and preventing a recurrence.
What are common sports injuries?
Sports injuries may affect any part of your body. Some of the most common types of sports injuries include:
- Sprains and strains
- Tendon tears
Physical activity places additional stress on your joints, and many sports injuries affect the ankles, knees, and shoulders, causing injuries such as an ankle sprain, torn meniscus, or rotator cuff tear.
What can I expect during a sports injury evaluation?
You can expect a thorough evaluation from the team at Interventional Spine Medicine when you come to the office for treatment of your sports injury.
During your exam, the team asks detailed questions about your injury and symptoms, as well as your sport and exercise habits. The team also reviews your medical history and conducts a physical exam, paying special attention to the area of your body affected by your sports injury.
To assist in the development of your treatment plan, the team may request diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays, a CT scan, ultrasounds, or an MRI.
How are sports injuries treated?
The team at Interventional Spine Medicine develops personalized treatment plans for sports injuries. The specifics of your treatment plan depends on the type of injury you have, the severity of your injury and your symptoms, your sport and fitness level, and your medical history.
Treatment for sports injuries may include:
- Rest, ice, compression, and elevation
- Over-the-counter pain medication
- Activity modification
- Physical therapy
- Steroid injections
The team schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery and adjusts your treatment plan as needed. If your sports injury is severe or doesn’t improve with conservative treatments, the team may suggest surgical intervention to further evaluate your injury and repair the damage.
Sports injuries require medical intervention to prevent further damage. For expert care from an experienced team that offers the most up-to-date treatments, contact Interventional Spine Medicine by phone today.
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