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Sports Injuries Specialist

Peak Spine & Sports

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Pain Management Specialists located in Marlton, NJ & Collingswood, NJ

Sports injuries that don’t heal properly can cause long-term problems like chronic pain and limited range of motion. At Peak Spine & Sports Medicine in Marlton, Collingswood and Toms River, New Jersey, Jill Kalariya, MD, and Milind Patel, MD, MBA, and the multidisciplinary team provide integrative care for all types of sports injuries. If you experience ongoing or severe pain from a sports injury, call the office today or request an appointment online.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries can result from trauma or overuse during exercise and physical activities. Traumatic sports injuries happen suddenly, while overuse injuries tend to develop slowly. People of all ages and fitness levels can get sports injuries, from college athletes to weekend warriors.

You may be at higher risk for a sports injury if you’re just starting a new activity after a period of little or no exercise. Neglecting a proper warmup and cooling down before and after exercising and participating in a contact sport like football also increases your risk.

What are some types of sports injuries?

The team at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine treats many types of sports injuries, from sprains and strains to fractures and dislocations. The most common sports injuries include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Back strain
  • Runner’s knee
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Broken bones

Sports injuries can affect any part of your body, including your joints, soft tissues, and nerves. Without prompt and effective treatment, sports injuries can lead to long-term problems like arthritis and chronic pain.

How are sports injuries diagnosed and treated?

First, the team at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine asks about your symptoms and medical history. They perform a physical exam and may take tests, such as X-rays, to evaluate the injury and confirm a diagnosis.

Then, they create an individualized treatment plan aimed at relieving your pain and helping you get back to your normal activity level as quickly as possible while avoiding re-injury. Depending on the type, location, and severity of your sports injury, treatment may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Ice and heat
  • Compression and elevation
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Spinal injections
  • Joint injections
  • Advice on exercise and nutrition

They also offer state-of-the-art regenerative medicine techniques like stem cell therapy, which can speed healing by stimulating your body’s natural healing process.

How can I prevent sports injuries?

In addition to helping you recover from sports injuries, the multidisciplinary team at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine teaches you steps to take to prevent future injuries. That may include targeted stretches and strengthening exercises and counseling on lifestyle factors like nutrition, sleep, and stress management.

For holistic, integrative care of sports injuries, call Peak Spine & Sports Medicine or request an appointment online today.