Few things are as frustrating as an injury that stops you from doing the activities you love. If you suffer a sports injury, the experienced specialists at Metro Anesthesia & Pain Management offer a range of effective treatments. At their offices in West Des Moines and Des Moines, Iowa, they provide conservative therapies and advanced interventions that help you recover quickly and regain full function. For successful treatment of your sports injuries, call Metro Anesthesia & Pain Management today or book an appointment using the online form.
Examples of the types of sports injuries Metro Anesthesia & Pain Management might see include:
Some sports injuries are acute, like sprains and strains, fractures, and dislocations. They can result from a collision, fall, or overstretching yourself.
Other sports injuries take time to develop. They consist of tiny areas of damage called micro-injuries in the bone or tissue that gradually increase in number.
Sports injuries are often painful, sometimes extremely so. Depending on the injury, you may also have symptoms such as:
If your sports injury symptoms are severe, you should seek urgent medical attention.
If you have mild symptoms, you can use the RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) approach. That means resting the injury, using ice packs, wrapping a compression bandage around the area, and raising the limb to reduce inflammation and swelling.
If your sports injury doesn’t improve after a few days, call Metro Anesthesia & Pain Management.
Failing to treat a sports injury properly slows down healing and could worsen the injury. You could also end up with joint instability, so don’t ignore pain when you’re running or exercising, or your injury could become a chronic problem.
Some serious sports injuries, such as complex fractures, might require surgery early. However, Metro Anesthesia & Pain Management can successfully treat most sports injuries with less invasive therapies.
The team offers a wide variety of sports injury treatments in a convenient office-based environment, saving you money on co-pays and deductibles.
Examples of what your rehabilitation program might feature include:
Your provider designs your treatment plan to start with the most conservative options. If these are unsuccessful, you can try more advanced therapies or a different combination of treatments.
Physical therapy always plays a vital role in treating sports injuries. It relieves pain, enables you to regain strength and flexibility, and improves your range of motion. The increased blood flow also helps you heal more quickly.
Don’t delay in getting treatment for your sports injury, or you could be out of action for a long time. Call Metro Anesthesia & Pain Management today or book an appointment online.