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Sports Injury

Gramercy Pain Center -  - Board Certified Interventional Pain Medicine

Gramercy Pain Center

Board Certified Interventional Pain Medicine located in Holmdel, Red Bank, Montclair & Jersey City, NJ

When it comes to sports injuries, a rolled ankle, a broken bone, or a pulled muscle can keep you the activities you love. To ensure a speedy recovery, visit Ajay Varma, MD, DABA, DABAPM, Ali Valimahomed, MD, and the Gramercy Pain Center team in Holmdel, Red Bank, Montclair, and Jersey City, New Jersey. With individualized care and customized treatment plans, the Gramercy Pain Center team helps athletes stay strong, healthy, and pain-free. To schedule an appointment, call the office or request one online today.

Sports Injury Q & A

What are common sports injuries?

Whether you’re a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or a fitness enthusiast, a sports injury can undermine your performance goals and ability to stay healthy. 

Some of the most common sports injuries treated at Gramercy Pain Center include:

  • Sprains and strains: injuries to ligaments, muscles, or tendons that produce swelling, weakness, and limited mobility
  • Inflammatory injuries: tendonitis, fasciitis, and bursitis; characterized by inflamed joints, tendons, or tissue
  • Dislocations: when a bone moves out of proper alignment in the joint
  • Fractures: a small crack or break in the bone
  • Muscle cramps: painful contractions or spasms, similar to a “charley horse”
  • Contusions: injuries that cause bleeding into injured tissues, causing the skin to become black and blue

Regardless of the type of injury, all sports injuries can cause pain and discomfort if not treated promptly. Athletes with chronic pain or untreated injuries might have an elevated risk of additional complications.

What are common symptoms of a sports injury?

If you’re an active, athletic individual, you might be inclined to push through pain or dismiss your symptoms. However, an injury differs from muscle soreness or fatigue you might experience from overtraining. 

Some common symptoms of a sports injury include:

  • Sudden pain resulting from a fall, sudden impact, or a forceful movement
  • Swelling, redness, and inflammation
  • Pain during sports or exercise
  • Extreme tenderness in your arm, elbow, wrist, or hand
  • Not being able to put weight on a foot or leg

A sports injury can also cause a dull ache when you’re resting, even if the pain is not severe.

How is a sports injury treated?

At Gramercy Pain Center, your physician takes a comprehensive approach to manage your pain. While the immediate goal is to relieve your pain and heal your injury, your provider focuses your treatment program on your holistic, long-term well-being. 

Your customized care plan might include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Hyaluronic injections
  • Medial branch blocks
  • Rhizotomy (radiofrequency ablation)
  • Medications

No matter how severe or painful your injury, your physician works with you one-on-one to help you regain full mobility and return to the sporting activities you love. 

To get treated for a sports injury, call Gramercy Pain Center, or book online today.