Considering Your Treatment Options for a Musculoskeletal Injury

Considering Your Treatment Options for a Musculoskeletal Injury

When your musculoskeletal system is functioning smoothly, you can easily make your way through your day. Of course, the opposite is true when you injure yourself, leaving you struggling with pain and limited function. 

Luckily, Dr. Moisés Irizarry-Román and the team here at No Mercy Sports Medicine hold the key — several, really — to restoring pain-free function when you have a musculoskeletal injury. Here’s a look at the many ways in which we can get you back to your normal, and active, self again.

Corticosteroid injections

Your musculoskeletal system contains a large number of joints, which allow you to move through the world with ease. When the soft tissues in these joints become inflamed, it can lead to pain and the inability to enjoy an active lifestyle.

One of our frontline treatments for tackling joint pain are corticosteroid injections, which are a mixture of an analgesic and a steroid. When indicated, these injections not only provide pain relief with a local anesthetic, but the steroid component also works to reduce the inflammation in your tissues.

Regenerative medicine

When it comes to musculoskeletal injuries, our goal is to find the path of least resistance, which certainly applies to our regenerative therapies. Among them, two of the pathways we follow involve the use of — platelet-rich plasma therapy or stem cell therapy.

Each of these can help supply your tissues with the resources they need to repair and rebuild themselves. These therapies may help eliminate the need for more interventional approaches like surgery.

Medications and Nutrition

Through the use of medications or supplement optimization, we can manage your symptoms while we work toward healing the injury and restoring function.

Physical and Exercise Medicine

When you injure a certain area of your body, it’s important that we strengthen the support systems surrounding the damage. For example, let’s take a closer look at knee injuries, which are incredibly common.

Your knees are the largest joints in your body. They contain three bones, stabilizing ligaments, cushioning cartilage, and supporting tendons and muscles. Through exercise therapy, we can take the pressure off of the damaged tissue by transferring some of the workload to other tissues, such as your muscles, allowing your injured tissue the space and time to heal. 

Therapeutic massage

If you’re struggling with muscle spasms or strains, therapeutic massage can encourage better circulation and lymphatic drainage, which helps the tissues relax and heal more quickly.

As sports medicine specialists, we understand that restoration of function and pain relief are paramount, which is why we offer a wide range of treatment options for musculoskeletal injuries from head to toe.

For a complete evaluation and to learn about the treatment options we recommend for your musculoskeletal injury, contact our office in Miami, Florida, to set up a consultation.

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