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Sports-Related Injuries

SamWell Institute for Pain Management

Pain Management Specialist located in Colonia, NJ, Livingston, NJ & Englewood, NJ

If there’s anything worse than the pain of a sports-related injury, it’s the length of time you’re out of action while your injury heals. Jay M. Shah, MD, and the team at SamWell Institute for Pain Management in Livingston, Englewood and Colonia, New Jersey, can help you heal and get back in the game with innovative pain management treatments. To schedule an appointment for your sports-related injury, call SamWell Institute for Pain Management, or book online today.

Sports-Related Injuries Q & A

What are common sports-related injuries?

You're most likely to sustain a sports-related injury when you engage in activities that involve physical contact, repetitive motion, and movements such as twisting, throwing, and rapidly stopping or changing directions when you're running.

The team at SamWell Institute for Pain Management routinely treats many sports injuries, but some of the most common include:

  • ACL tear
  • Ankle sprains
  • Shin splints
  • Tennis elbow
  • Meniscus tear
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Achilles tendon rupture

At SamWell Institute for Pain Management, the team's mission is to heal your injuries and help you get back to enjoying the activities that you love. 


What symptoms develop due to sports injuries?

Sports-related injuries can affect your muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones. They can cause symptoms such as:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Limited movement
  • Joint instability
  • Inability to use the damaged area

If your injury damages a nerve, you may also feel tingling, numbness, or pain that radiates down the length of the nerve.


What should I expect during treatment for a sports-related injury?

Your treatment for a sports-related injury begins with a comprehensive exam and a review of your medical history. Dr. Shah uses on-site diagnostic testing to confirm or rule out underlying causes of your sports-related injury. 

Depending on your unique needs and circumstances, Dr. Shah may recommend conservative treatments such as:

  • Bracing
  • Nerve blocks
  • Joint injections
  • Viscosupplementation or "gel"
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation


If conservative measures fail to provide meaningful relief from your sports-related injury, Dr. Shah may recommend more invasive interventions like surgery. 

If you've suffered from inflammation, pain, or a slow-healing sports-related injury, call SamWell Institute for Pain Management or schedule an appointment online today.