A sports injury could develop gradually due to the accumulation of minor damages in the bones or soft tissues over time.
Alternatively, you might experience an acute sports injury if you overstretch a joint, muscle, connective tissue, or other body parts.
Common types of sports injury include:
● Sprained ankle, foot, or toe injuries
● Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
● Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis)• Hamstring strain
● Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
● Medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear
● Rotator cuff injuries
● Meniscal tear
● Patellofemoral syndrome
● Labral tear
● Compression fractures
● Shin splints
To ensure you can return to your sport and perform at the same level, getting the right treatment for your sports injury is vital. Dr. Abraham, with his extensive experience in sports medicine, has aided athletes of all kinds to successfully recover and return to their sport post-injury.
How do physical therapies help with my sports injury?
Physical therapy is almost always beneficial for a sports injury and often forms the basis of your rehabilitation.
Dr. Abraham works in collaboration with the area's most skilled physical therapists to ensure you get the optimal results from your treatment.
Dr. Abraham is also an expert in manual manipulation, which corrects any misalignments, and a form of massage therapy called fascial deep tissue massage distortion.
Fascia is a webbing of connective tissue that surrounds the muscles and other tissues all around your body.
Damage to the fascia can cause chronic pain, which Dr. Abraham can relieve using fascial deep tissue massage distortion techniques. He also uses another hands-on technique called direct neural treatment to reduce nerve pain.
Prolotherapy is a key treatment for sports injuries, leveraging the body's natural healing processes. This approach involves a series of injections into the injury site. Each injection consists of natural sugars like glucose or dextrose, coupled with a local anesthetic, which collectively boost your body's healing mechanisms.
Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT) is another method that employs a similar mixture. However, PSI targets pain nerves beneath the skin, effectively alleviating pain. For some patients whose sports injuries are resistant to other forms of treatment, additional interventions, such as steroid injections, might be necessary.
If you've sustained a sports injury, the specialized sports medicine treatment provided by Dr. Irwin Abraham can offer the care you need. To learn more about Prolotherapy and its effectiveness in treating sports injuries, contact Dr. Irwin Abraham today or schedule an appointment online.
When considering an appointment as a new patient, please call to speak directly with Dr. Abraham.