Sports science, also known as sport and exercise medicine (SEM), is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.
Our experienced physicians and ancillary personnel routinely evaluate and expertly treat sport-related muscle, ligament, tendon and bone problems. Individualized care plans, including targeted rehabilitation, are initiated promptly upon accurate diagnosis.
Common Sports Injuries Treated at Allied Pain & Spine Institute
- Muscle Cramps
- A sudden tight, intense pain caused by a muscle locked in spasm. Muscle cramps are also recognized as an involuntary and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax.
- Inflammation or irritation of a tendon — any one of the thick fibrous cords that attaches muscle to bone. This condition causes pain and tenderness just outside a joint.
- Shoulder Sprains
- Stretching or partial tearing of the ligaments and capsule that support the shoulder, specifically, the glenohumeral joint.
- ACL Sprains
- The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a ligament involved in knee stabilization. An ACL rupture can occur when the foot is planted and the knee twists to change direction.ACL Tears – The anterior cruciate ligament; one of four major knee ligament necessary for comfortable knee movement, tears, causing major pain and causes the knee to “give out.” The knee ACL can tear for a number of reasons.
- Ankle Sprain
- The ligaments that hold the ankle bones in place can easily be overstretched resulting in ankle instability and pain.
- Shin Splints
- The tissue that attaches the muscles of the lower leg to the shin bone may be pulling away from the bone, or it may be inflamed from overuse.
- Muscle Strains
- Tears in muscle that cause pain and loss of function.
If you have a sports injury that is causing pain, contact Allied Pain & Spine Institute today to schedule a consultation with us.