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Sports Medicine and Sports Injuries

We’ll get you off the bench. Our team focuses on providing you with non-surgical treatments for relief from sports injuries, old and new, to get you back in the game faster.

Sports Medicine is the type of medicine dedicated to treating sports related injuries in athletes and people with an active lifestyle. People who are physically active are at a higher risk for developing injuries, broken bones, joint problems and muscle pain, pulls, tears or strains.

While in Sports Medicine, the primary goal is to heal an injury and provide pain relief, prevention of injuries is also highly emphasized. At The Spine & Rehab Group in NYC and NJ, our Doctors and Physical Therapists provide patients with information to avoid sports injuries as well as non-surgical treatment options to reach recovery.

In some athletes, a sports injury may be felt immediately. In others, symptoms of an injury may not appear for a period of time. Old sport injuries that you may have thought healed or even previously had treatment for, can act up and you may experience reoccurring symptoms.

Common Sport Injuries

Knee injuries cause knee pain, limit mobility and cause swelling but can be treated with non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy. The most common knee injuries include knee sprains, meniscus tears, ligament tears (ACL and MCL), knee fractures, knee bursitis, knee tendonitis and runner’s knee.

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Shoulder injuries are common among athletes and activities that require repetitive use of the shoulders. Shoulder pain, shoulder stiffness and difficulty raising your arm are symptoms of a shoulder injury. The most common shoulder injuries include rotator cuff tears, dislocated shoulder, shoulder impingement and general shoulder pain.

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Back Injuries are extremely common and can affect the discs, vertebrae, muscles and tissue around the spine. There are many different types of back injuries that cause back pain. Common back injuries include back muscle sprains or strains, herniated discs, lower back pain and mid to upper back pain.

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Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is an injury of the elbow that causes outer elbow pain and forearm pain, commonly seen in tennis players and people who overuse their forearms. Tennis elbow affects the muscles and the tendons that attach the forearm to your elbow but can be treated with non-surgical treatments.

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Similar to tennis elbow, golf elbow is an injury of the elbow that causes pain in the inside of your elbow as opposed to the outside. While golfers are prone to this condition, golf elbow can affect anyone if enough strain is put on the forearm. Physical therapy and interventional pain management are often effective treatments.

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Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of foot pain and heel pain. Injury to the plantar fascia can be caused by overuse, a sports injury, over-exercising or standing for long periods of time. The plantar fascia is the main ligament in your foot, extending from the heel bone to the ball of your foot. Injuries to the plantar fascia are most commonly plantar fascia tears, plantar fascia ruptures or ligament sprains.

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Additional Sport Injuries

Treatment for Sports Injuries

The Spine & Rehab Group has locations in New York City and New Jersey where effective treatments for the relief and prevention of Sports Injuries are available. Treatments for sports injuries include: