The pain of a sports injury is bad enough, but the worst part is being sidelined from the activities you enjoy while your injury heals. Jaspreet Sidhu, DO, specializes in sports medicine, working with each patient to develop a treatment plan and rehabilitation regimen that lead to the quickest possible recovery while also ensuring you regain optimal strength and range of motion. If you need help with a sports injury, call the office in Stockton, California, or schedule an appointment online.
Sports injuries are often the result of an unavoidable accident during gameplay. However, using improper technique and form, lack of conditioning, skipping a proper warmup, and in some cases, poor training also makes you vulnerable to sports injuries.
These are a few of the most common sports injuries:
Overuse injuries from repeating the same activities or from intensive training are also common problems. Tennis elbow and shoulder impingement are two examples of repetitive-use injuries.
Injuries that affect your musculoskeletal system cause classic symptoms such as:
If your injury affects the nearby nerves, you may also experience pain, tingling, or numbness along the nerve.
Dr. Sidhu develops an individualized treatment that focuses on healing your injury, relieving your pain, and restoring optimal strength and performance. Treatment begins with conservative therapies such as rest, temporary immobilization, and physical therapy.
Depending on the severity of your injury and pain, Dr. Sidhu may recommend an injection. You may need a steroid injection to reduce swelling or a hyaluronic acid injection to lubricate the knee joint. You may also benefit from platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections.
PRP and stem cells are regenerative therapies that accelerate healing. These treatments regulate inflammation and repair injuries by triggering the growth of tissues such as ligaments, tendons, cartilage, muscles, and blood vessels.
PRP and stem cell injections are especially beneficial when your injury is slow to heal, you suffer a severe injury, or you injure tissues that have a poor blood supply.
Surgery is the first line of treatment for some injuries, such as complex fractures and a complete ligament rupture. If you suffer from knee pain that doesn’t improve with conservative treatments, Dr. Sidhu may perform a minimally invasive arthroscopy to examine tissues inside the knee joint and then repair problems.
You’ll receive exceptional care for your sports injuries at — call the office or schedule an appointment online.