Sports Injuries Specialist

Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute

Pain Management & Regenerative Medicine located in Atlanta, GA

If you enjoy pushing your body through athletic endeavors, injuries are often part of the landscape. To get you back in the game as quickly as possible, Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute offers sports injury services that mitigate the pain and restore function. The team of specialists applauds Atlanta area clients who engage in sports, and their goal is to help you remain active for as long as possible. If you’ve been injured playing sports, call or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.

Sports Injuries Q&A

What are the most common sports injuries?

Sports are designed to push your body to the limits and often involve running, jumping, pivoting, and even direct collision. There are generally two types of sports injuries: Acute injuries or stress injuries, which develop over time.

The most common sports injuries in both of these categories include:

  • Sprained ankles
  • Ligament tears, especially in your knees
  • Shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff tears
  • Patellofemoral syndrome (a fall directly on your kneecap leads to this condition)
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries

These last two categories are worth underscoring — a full 20% of all sports injuries involve your neck or back, two areas that often lead to chronic problems with pain. That said, any injury, such as a sprained ankle, can lead to future problems with arthritis in your ankles if your injury isn’t properly treated.

What should I do if I’ve been injured playing sports?

If you’ve been injured while playing a sport, you should immediately apply the RICE method:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

If your sports injury doesn’t improve, or gets worse, after 24 hours you should seek the help of an orthopedist.

If you have an old sports injury that’s causing you nagging pain, you should get in to see one of the specialists at Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute so that they can help you manage the pain and find a solution that goes the distance.

How are sports injuries treated?

The treatment for your sports injury depends upon the nature and location of your injury. If you’re struggling with back or neck pain, the team at Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute has extensive experience helping patients get back to an active lifestyle using such noninvasive strategies as:

  • Medication management
  • Physical therapy
  • Regenerative medicine

In recent years, regenerative medicine has emerged as an effective tool for sports injuries because it speeds up healing on a cellular level. This is important for any athlete who can’t afford solutions that simply mask the problem. By rebuilding your tissues, your provider at Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute can help you return to your athletic pursuit more quickly, while also minimizing your risk of re-injury.

To learn more about the sports injury services at Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute, call or request an appointment using the online scheduling tool.