Spine & Joint Physicians of Frisco
Board Certified Interventional Pain Management Physician located in Frisco, TX & Lewisville, TX
When the pain of a sports injury prevents you from starting rehabilitation or the pain lasts despite conservative medical care, interventional sports medicine provides the help you need to eliminate the pain and get back in the game. At Spine & Joint Physicians of Frisco, S. Justin Badiyan, MD, works closely with competitive athletes, weekend warriors, and patients who simply want to stay active, helping them overcome pain and return to action. To learn more about the sports medicine treatments available, call the office in Frisco or Lewisville, Texas, or schedule an appointment online.
Sports Medicine Q & A
What are the most common sports injuries?
Sports injuries often occur due to an unavoidable accident during a game. However, you’re more vulnerable to an injury if you use an improper technique, you’re not in good condition, or you don’t warm up properly before activities.
Some of the most common sports injuries include:
- Ankle sprains
- Knee sprains
- ACL tears
- Shoulder dislocations
- Meniscus tears
- Hip sprains and strains
Overuse injuries are another problem that occurs when you frequently repeat the same movement. Though overuse injuries are more common than acute sports injuries, they develop so gradually and cause such subtle symptoms at first that they often go undiagnosed.
What symptoms develop due to sports injuries?
As a group, musculoskeletal injuries cause symptoms such as:
- Joint instability
- Limited movement
- Muscle weakness or spasm
- Knee locking or clicking
- Inability to use the affected limb
If your injury also damages nerves, you may have tingling, numbness, or pain along the length of the nerve.
How do you treat sports injuries?
As an interventional pain specialist, Dr. Badiyan at Spine & Joint Physicians of Frisco has an important role in sports medicine. He provides safe and effective pain relief that allows you to participate in physical therapy and rehabilitation, so you can get back in the game.
Should your pain continue despite medical treatment, Dr. Badiyan can pinpoint the precise source of your pain using diagnostic pain mapping. Interventional physicians are experts in minimally invasive techniques that can even identify the individual nerves responsible for your pain.
Once Dr. Badiyan knows the exact cause of your pain, he develops an individualized treatment to eliminate your pain as quickly and effectively as possible. Among the many interventional therapies available, the following are a few Dr. Badiyan often uses for sports medicine.
- Joint injections
- Ligament and tendon injections
- Therapeutic Peripheral nerve blocks
- Coolief® radiofrequency nerve block
Dr. Badiyan also offers regenerative therapies such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP), AmnioFix®, and EpiFix®. He makes PRP in the office by extracting platelets from your blood sample, then injecting them into the injury to accelerate healing. AmnioFix and EpiFix contain growth factors and proteins that modulate inflammation, enhance healing, and help prevent scar formation.
When you need help recovering after a sports injury, call Spine & Joint Physicians of Frisco, or schedule an appointment online.