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Sports Injuries Specialist

Advanced Pain Management

Ravi Panjabi, MD

Interventional Pain Management & Regenerative Medicine located in Castro Valley, CA, Fremont, CA & San Ramon, CA

Sports injuries can leave you with persistent pain in your joints or muscle tissues, but board-certified anesthesiologist Ravi Panjabi, MD, at Advanced Pain Management can help. Dr. Panjabi offers innovative treatments for sports injuries, such as spinal cord stimulation and PRP. To find relief from the pain of sports injuries, call the office in Castro Valley, Fremont, or San Ramon, California, or book an appointment online.

Sports Injuries

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries occur while engaging in any physical activity, from playing sports to taking a hike. Though it’s possible to injure any part of your body while exercising, sports injuries most often refer to musculoskeletal injuries.

The most common sports injuries include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Knee injuries such as ACL tear
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Shin splints

Frequent or recurring sports injuries can lead to persistent pain. Dr. Panjabi offers the most advanced sports injuries treatments to relieve pain and restore function to your body.

How do you diagnose and treat sports injuries?

First, Dr. Panjabi performs a physical exam and reviews your symptoms and medical history. He may also take tests, such as an X-ray or MRI, to evaluate your bones and soft tissues. Sometimes, sports injuries occur from an isolated accident or fall, while others gradually develop because of\ repetitive movements.

Once Dr. Panjabi diagnoses your sports injury, he develops a customized treatment plan based on your needs. Dr. Panjabi practices modern techniques to help you recover from sports injuries without surgery or habit-forming medications. He may recommend one or more of the following treatments:

  • Muscle or ligament injections
  • Nerve or epidural blocks
  • PRP or stem cell therapy

Dr. Panjabi injects medication into targeted areas to relieve pain. Some injections, such as nerve or epidural blocks, disrupt the transmission of pain signals from the injury site.

What are therapies for sports injuries?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and spinal cord stimulation are two separate approaches to pain medicine.

PRP is a concentrated solution of growth factors from your blood. When Dr. Panjabi injects PRP into an injury site, the growth factors promote healing. Spinal cord stimulation utilizes an implantable device that sends out electric signals to disrupt pain messages traveling through nerves to your brain.

To learn more about the best treatments for sports injuries, call Advanced Pain Management or book an appointment online today.