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Sport Medicine Specialists
Sports Medicine Specialists are doctors trained in musculoskeletal medicine to care for adults, children, and athletes. The same expertise used for competitive athletes can benefit anyone with a musculoskeletal injury or problem such as sports injury, work injury, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, or arthritic pain to help the patient return to full function as quickly as possible.
Sports Medicine Specialists are also excellent resources for those who wish to become active or begin an exercise program.
Ultrasound technology is rapidly revolutionizing medical practice at the point of care. It is an integral tool in multiple specialties, including emergency medicine, anesthesia, neurology, general surgery, endocrinology, rheumatology, pediatrics, and family medicine.
Ultrasound can be a cost-effective diagnostic tool to evaluate musculoskeletal pain and to perform therapeutic intervention at the point of care.
PRP Musculoskeletal Injections
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is a groundbreaking innovation in regenerative medicine. The treatment uses the patient’s own (autologous) blood, drawn and separated to create a concentrate extremely rich in platelets, which is then injected into a treated area of the body to trigger or accelerate the body’s own healing and regenerative response.
PRP injections are used in sports medicine in the treatment of injuries to ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints. While traditional therapies do not address the problem of the naturally poor healing properties of connective tissue and do not stimulate muscle recovery, and in some cases can cause serious adverse effects, PRP injections stimulate and enhance the body’s natural healing processes and can shorten healing time. Since the PRP treatment uses the patient’s own blood which neither can be rejected by the body nor cause harm to it, there are no adverse effects of PRP.
Doctor, can acupuncture help my condition?
The best answer will come from an experienced practitioner. Based on your medical history, condition, and treatments you have been or are receiving, the practitioner can help you decide whether acupuncture is suitable by itself or in combination. If your treatment, according to Western diagnosis, is not resolving the problem, is expensive, or causes significant side effects, acupuncture is worth a try. For example, it is ridiculous to treat someone’s dizziness with acupuncture when all they need is to have excessive wax removed from their ear canals. On the other hand, if one is having difficulty controlling or improving one’s back pain with standard treatments, a trial of acupuncture makes the utmost sense. In these cases, acupuncture may be an excellent complement to routine care, often minimizing or eliminating the need for medications, releasing the patient from a continuous cycle of exacerbation and remission.
Nerve Conduction Testing
Nerve conduction testing is a medical diagnostic test commonly used to evaluate the function of the motor and sensory nerves in the human body. It helps determine blocks, dysfunctions, or damage that may contribute to pain, numbness, tingling, burning, or weakness of the arms or legs, or when there is a concern about a possible neurologic injury or disorder.
Physical therapy, or physiotherapy addresses injuries and problems that limit a person’s ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. It usually includes providing a specific treatment when movement and function are compromised by injury, disease, aging, or other factors.
Depending on your specific condition, therapy may include a referral to a trained therapist, a prescription with detailed instructions for your home exercise program, or combination of both.