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Sports Injuries Specialist

Glaser Pain Relief Center

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in San Fernando Valley, Encino, CA

Sports is a great way to stay physically fit, but strenuous sports can also put you at increased risk for painful injuries. At Glaser Pain Relief Center, Jeffrey Glaser, MD, and John Zheng, DO, offer comprehensive care for sports injuries to patients in the Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Fernando Valley. They provide on-site diagnostic testing and nonsurgical treatment solutions, including platelet-rich plasma therapy and radiofrequency ablation, to ease your pain and get you back to the sports you love. Call Glaser Pain Relief Center in Encino, California, or book an appointment online today to schedule an evaluation of your sports injury.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are common sports injuries?

There are several types of injuries more common in sports because of the way your body moves when playing. Many athletes at all levels suffer repetitive use injuries that affect their soft tissues and joints due to the strain of recurring motions.

Some of the common sports injuries the team at Glaser Pain Relief Center often treats include:

  • Fractures
  • Joint dislocations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Achilles tendon tears
  • Rotator cuff tears in shoulders
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures in knees

Any sport can cause these types of injuries. There are also a number of repetitive use injuries marked by inflammation and irritation in the soft tissues due to movements of certain sports, such as tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, and swimmer’s shoulder.

When should I seek treatment for sports injuries?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation following a sports injury if you experience pain that you can’t treat with over-the-counter medications and rest, or if your pain continues to worsen even with treatment.

Other signs that your sports injury might need medical attention include:

  • Persistent swelling
  • Loss of mobility
  • Joint deformity
  • Limited range of motion

The team at Glaser Pain Relief Center offers on-site diagnostic evaluations for sports injuries and recommends getting a prompt diagnosis to prevent permanent damage to your joints or soft tissues.

How are sports injuries treated?

Your treatment plan for a sports injury depends on the type of injury you have and the severity of your condition.

If over-the-counter medications aren’t helping ease your pain, the team might prescribe stronger medications to address both pain and inflammation.

When medicine isn’t enough, you might be a candidate for treatments like:

  • Nerve blocks
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Cortisone injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Radiofrequency ablation

If participation in sports causes a serious injury like a herniated disc, you might be a candidate for surgery to repair the damage.

The team can also work with you on strategies to prevent additional injuries and to improve your performance in your favorite sports.

To find out more about the treatment options for sports injuries, call Glaser Pain Relief Center or book an appointment online today.