Sports Injuries & Repetitive Strain
Sports Injuries & Repetitive Strain
Appalachian Rejuvenation is experienced in helping patients suffering from sports injuries get back in the game with the power of regenerative healing.
What causes sports injuries and strains?
While it is easy to become preoccupied with activities that put your physical capabilities to the test, they can also result in musculoskeletal injuries and muscle strain. Many debilitating injuries come from the repetitive use or strain on the body’s joints and muscles. Athletics such as tennis, baseball, football, golfing and other sports can play a large role in the sprains and tears that patients receive. Occupational activities can also leave people at risk of sustaining strain-related injuries.
The rotator cuff is a common site for sports injuries as they are vulnerable to repetitive use or collisions. Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow can also be attributed to repeated movements or injuries that wear down and damage a person’s elbow joint. Plantar fasciitis is experienced by many patients who are on their feet or run regularly as their activities wear down on their heels.
How are sports injuries and strains typically treated?
Traditional treatment methods such as ice packs, rest, anti-inflammatory medication, rehabilitation and physical therapy are the first line of defense against sports injuries or repetitive strain. While these may work on milder conditions, the healing process is slow enough to make reinjury common, especially in patients who continue working with their injured joints or muscles after treatment.
If chronic conditions are left with minimal or no protection, they can start to resist conservative forms of treatment. In these cases, attempts have been made to speed up muscle and joint healing such as using injecting steroid medication or surgical procedures to mend or remove damaged tissue. However, rigorous methods of treatment do not protect the target area from suffering reinjury and can even result in damaging the tissue or joint further.
What can Appalachian Rejuvenation do for you?
For years, famous athletes have been using PRP treatment to recover from acute sports injuries and return to competing at full capacity. At Appalachian Rejuvenation, we take PRP therapy’s positive influence on sports medicine into account when we guide our patients towards receiving the treatment that they need to get back to doing the recreational activities they love. We also take patients with strenuous occupations into consideration as we have a PRP treatment plan that helps patients repair strained muscles or joints and work efficiently without increasing the likelihood of reinjury. For tissue that is damaged and inflamed, we can also inject amniotic allografts to help take the edge off of strain and sports injuries.
What are the benefits of PRP treatment?
Regenerative medicine is an effective option because of how it promotes the body’s own natural abilities to create new cells that continue to boost the patient’s ability to heal rather than offering temporary pain relief. When PRP is injected into an injured area, it stimulates cellular production, forming new cells capable of revitalizing tissue and reducing inflammation.
For physically active individuals, PRP’s regenerative properties offer a more optimistic prognosis for sports injuries or strain-related conditions as they can heal damaged parts of the body. By strengthening the affected tissue, the regenerative factors of PRP can improve how it reacts to strain or physical impact by making the tissue less likely to be reinjured. It can also help the body recover after surgical procedures by accelerating the healing process of slowly recuperating tissue, restoring the body’s rejuvenating qualities.
Contact us to learn about how you can recover from sports injuries or strain-related injuries with regenerative medicine at Appalachian Rejuvenation.
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