Minor damage to the bones, ligaments, muscles, cartilage, and tendons can cause a variety of symptoms, some of which are pain, swelling, tenderness, heat, redness, bruising, and loss of function of the injured body part.
In order to ensure that symptoms of the injury don’t worsen in the beginning, the RICE treatment (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) is advised.
It is critical to abstain from sports or the initial activity that had caused the injury for some time. Pain relief medication and surgery are additional options for more severe damage.
Finally, it is critical to seek the advice of a sports medicine specialist or athletic trainer before starting a new physical activity to prevent any recurrent problems.
Our office provides ultrasound-guided joint and tendon injections with cortisone, prolotherapy, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections, autologous blood injections, medication, chiropractic, physiotherapy, acupuncture, active exercises, psychotherapy, biofeedback, and assistive devices like braces, TENS/MET devices, and orthotics to help those with sport and overuse injuries.