Sports injuries can not only prevent you from engaging in your favorite athletic or fitness pursuit; they can also get in the way of your normal daily routines. The sports medicine specialists at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine in Westfield and West Orange, New Jersey, have the expertise and skills needed to quickly assess your injury and get you on the right treatment path. Don’t live with the pain and disruption of a sports injury when help is just around the corner. Call or use the online booking tool to set up a consultation today.
What is a sports injury?
The term sports injury refers to any injury that occurs during physical activity. While many sports injuries happen during athletic training and play, you can also sustain a sports injury while engaging in your favorite exercise routines or even while playing with your kids or walking your dog.
Don’t let the name fool you: You don’t need to be a professional athlete to encounter a sports injury. Some of the more common sports injuries include:
- Shin splints
- Joint dislocation
- Pulled or torn muscles
- Neck pain
- Back pain
Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine treats injuries of the foot, ankle, hip, knee, elbow, and shoulder, as well as concussions. If you have questions about whether the team can address your specific injury, call and speak with a staff member to find answers.
If you or a loved one experiences any of these musculoskeletal injuries, ice the area immediately and call Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine to discuss your next steps.
How are sports injuries diagnosed?
The diagnostic process begins with a discussion of your symptoms and what led up to the injury. A physical exam follows, giving your practitioner a chance to assess the area and determine the extent of any pain, swelling, or unusual sensations.
Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine offers in-house digital X-ray technology to allow your specialist to “see” any displacement of internal tissues. That means you may not have to make a second appointment or travel to a different location to find answers.
What are some treatments for sports injuries?
There is a wide range of treatment options to address sports injuries. Your specialist discusses the treatments that are best suited for your specific needs and outlines the pros and cons of each approach.
Some of the treatments you have access to at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine include:
- Ultrasound-guided tendon and joint injections
- TenJet® percutaneous tenotomy
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) mesenchymal cells injections
- Lipogems® adipose fat mesenchymal cells injections
- Physical therapy
- Orthovisc® viscosupplementation injections
- Trigger point injections
- Facet joint injections
- Epidural injections
- Concussion management
- Radiofrequency ablation
These are just some of the advanced technologies you have access to at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine. When you come in for any type of sports medicine service, you’ll never feel rushed or pressured to make a treatment decision. You will receive all the details needed to make an informed decision about your care.