Sports Medicine Specialist

CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center

Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Pain Management located in Lanham, Hyattsville, Gaithersburg, Dundalk & Pikesville, MD

Sports injuries can happen during any type of physical activity, regardless of whether you play a sport. The highly skilled team at CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center diagnoses and treats sports injuries at their locations in Olney, Rosedale, Hyattsville, Gaithersburg, Lanham, Dundalk, and Pikesville, Maryland. For quality sports medicine care if you’re in Maryland or the Washington, D.C., area, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine focuses on relieving pain and restoring normal function to patients with musculoskeletal injuries. The team at CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center offers comprehensive sports medicine, including evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries you may sustain during sports or exercise.

What are common sports injuries?

Sports injuries can affect any part of your body, from head trauma to an ankle sprain. The team at CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center treats a wide range of sports injuries, including:

  • Fractures
  • Concussions
  • Tendinitis
  • Dislocations
  • Cartilage injuries such as a torn meniscus
  • Ligament injuries such as a torn ACL in your knee
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tennis elbow
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain

These injuries may result from acute trauma, such as a fall, or they may develop gradually from repetitive strain.

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

First, your physician at CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center carefully reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam. They ask you to describe your specific symptoms and how the injury occurred.

During the physical exam, your physician may check your muscle strength and range of motion to help pinpoint the source of your pain. They may also take diagnostic tests, such as:

  • X-rays
  • MRI
  • CT scan
  • Bone scan

If they suspect a nerve injury, your physician may take an electrodiagnostic test such as an electromyography (EMG) to evaluate your nerve function.

How are sports injuries treated?

Once they determine the cause of your pain, the team at CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center develops a personalized treatment plan. They practice a multidisciplinary approach to pain management and rehabilitation.

Depending on your specific condition, treatment may include:

  • Injections to relieve pain and reduce inflammation
  • Strengthening and conditioning exercises
  • Muscle relaxation and biofeedback techniques
  • Acupuncture or acupressure
  • Osteopathic manipulation
  • Chiropractic care
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Physical therapy

The team at CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center also offers medication management for continued care at home. In addition to pain relief, they advise you on how to prevent future sports injuries with exercises to increase strength and flexibility.

For comprehensive and individualized sports medicine treatment, call CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center or schedule an appointment online today.