Sports medicine is one of the easiest ways to improve your performance on the court or playing field while reducing the risk of injuries. At Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the team of interventional spine and pain management experts uses sports medicine to help people get back in shape for their athletic endeavors. To request a sports medicine consultation, call the office or book online today.
Sports medicine is an internal medicine subspecialty that focuses on strength and physical fitness. Specifically, it diagnoses, treats, and prevents injuries in athletes and other active individuals.
If you run, play organized sports, or work a physically exhausting job, sports medicine can encourage general well-being and promote optimal health.
At Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics, the team offers various treatments under the sports medicine umbrella, including:
Prolotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment for joint pain. It uses a medical-grade sugar solution to trigger inflammation, encouraging your body’s healing process. Prolotherapy reduces inflammation, relieves pain, and improves mobility.
PRP is a complementary therapy that uses your body’s growth factors (platelets) to relieve joint or musculoskeletal pain. When the PRP solution enters your body, it increases blood flow to the area and may cause the production of new cells and tissue.
Orthobiologics use naturally occurring growth factors, such as platelets or bone marrow aspirate, to promote healing. Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics use orthobiologic treatments as an alternative to more invasive procedures, like orthopedic surgery.
If you suffer a sports injury and have acute or chronic pain, the team might recommend diagnostic injections. Diagnostic injections can pinpoint the source of your discomfort and help determine the best course of treatment.
IV vitamin therapy administers vitamins, minerals, and nutrients through a needle and into a vein. IV therapy bypasses your digestive system entirely, making it easier for your cells to absorb all of the nutritional benefits. IV therapy can promote recovery, reduce the risk of dehydration, and restore balance to your body.
You can develop a vitamin or nutritional deficiency, even if you eat a balanced diet. The team at Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics regularly prescribes nutritional supplements to athletes. Your provider orders a series of lab tests before making any recommendations.
Men who are 30 and older are more likely to have low testosterone. Testosterone replacement therapy can restore balance to your body and relieve various symptoms, including erectile dysfunction, fatigue, and irritability.
Anyone who enjoys working out, hiking, playing sports, or participating in other physically demanding activities can benefit from sports medicine. Regular visits to Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics can reduce your risk of injuries, teach you about the importance of warming up and cooling down, and improve your athletic performance.
Call Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics to receive treatment, or book a sports medicine appointment online today.