Sports Injuries

California Spine & Pain Institute

Pain Management located in West Hills, CA & Encino, CA

Whether you play on a local sports team or just like to take brisk walks, you’re vulnerable to sports injuries. When pain keeps you away from your favorite activities, Magued Fadly, MD, QME, at California Spine & Pain Institute in West Hills & Encino, California, can help you with advanced treatments that target the source of your pain. If you’re ready to get back in the action, call the office or book an appointment online.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are the most common sports injuries?

Sports injuries can occur in anyone who’s active. Dr. Fadly treats a full range of musculoskeletal injuries, but some of the most common problems include:

  • Muscle strains
  • Lower back injuries
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Ligament injuries, such as ankle sprains
  • Knee injuries, such as a torn meniscus
  • Shoulder dislocation and rotator cuff injuries

Dr. Fadly also treats overuse injuries, whether they affect muscles, tendons, nerves, or bones.

When should I see a doctor for a sports injury?

Following an injury, you should stop your activity and follow the RICE protocol: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. A sports injury needs immediate medical care when:

  • A joint or bone is broken or dislocated
  • You can’t put weight or pressure on the affected area
  • You have severe pain or worsening pain
  • You develop tingling, numbness, or paralysis

If you have a headache, dizziness or feel disoriented or confused, you may have suffered a traumatic brain injury, which requires immediate treatment.

How are sports injuries treated?

Treatment for a sports injury focuses on preventing further damage, reducing inflammation, and relieving your pain. Initially, you may require immobilization to give the injury time to heal, then you’ll start physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Dr. Fadly uses advanced techniques, such as diagnostic ultrasounds, to precisely determine the source of your pain. If you have back pain, the nerves responsible for sending pain signals can be isolated.

After identifying the cause of your pain, Dr. Fadly uses interventional treatments to alleviate your pain, promote faster healing, and restore function. These are a few examples of interventional options:

  • Corticosteroid injections
  • PRP injections
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Nerve blocks

When administering an injection, Dr. Fadly uses fluoroscopy or other imaging methods, such as ultrasound imaging, to see the damaged tissues and guide needle placement. This technique ensures that the injection reaches the precise source of your pain.

Patients with all types of sports injuries can find pain relief at California Spine & Pain Institute by calling or booking an appointment online.