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Sports Injuries

Kokoro Health & Wellness

Primary Care Providers located in Addison, Dallas, TX

You don’t have to be an elite athlete to have a sports injury sideline you from play. Treatment for sports injuries is a specialty of Ronald Lester, MD, Judith Erickson, MD, and Jessica Nguyen, DO, of Kokoro Health & Wellness. If you have persistent pain due to overuse or an injury experienced out on the field, get the help you need today to get back to play as soon as possible. Call the office in Dallas, Texas, or use the online tool to make an appointment.

Sports Injuries Q&A

What are the most common sports injuries?

Sports injuries can happen to anyone who exercises or plays sports. You’re vulnerable whether you’re a weekend warrior or a regular on a local team.

Exercise is great for your body, but pushing past your limits during training or play can lead to chronic and acute issues like:

  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Joint injuries
  • Fractures
  • Cartilage tears
  • Tendon tears or pulls

You may see these result in an ankle sprain, rotator cuff tear, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, groin pull, tennis elbow, meniscus tear, or back strain.

Even if you can’t associate your injury with a specific incident, it’s important to seek care. The providers at Kokoro Health & Wellness diagnose the cause of your pain and dysfunction and create a custom care plan to help you recover.

When do I need to see a doctor for a sports injury?

Sometimes, a sports injury is mild enough that you recover with a few days of rest and over-the-counter medications. But if pain persists and interferes with your ability to participate in your sport or daily activity, you should seek medical care.

A sports injury that results in a deformed look to a joint, inability to walk or bear weight, severe pain, or swelling also deserves a visit to Kokoro Health & Wellness. These injuries can affect anyone of any age. 

You may also seek treatment if you’ve had knee surgery in the past and are experiencing recurrent pain. The providers at Kokoro Health & Wellness can help you prevent another surgery. 

How are sports injuries treated?

Treatment for your injury is customized to your particular situation. The goal of treatment is to reduce immediate pain, restore function, and help you get back to play as soon as possible.

Your provider at Kokoro Health & Wellness also wants to help you avoid surgery, so they use noninvasive and minimally invasive interventions like:

  • Physical therapy
  • Injection therapy, including corticosteroids and viscosupplementation
  • Over-the-counter and prescription pain medications
  • Heat and ice therapy

Prescribed rest, bracing, and other conservative treatments go a long way in supporting your body as it heals itself. Your provider wants you to get long-lasting relief and avoid future injuries, so they ensure you’re fully healed before recommending you go back to play,

Get the quality care you need to overcome a sports injury. Call Kokoro Health & Wellness today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.