If you are suffering from back or neck pain, it is crucial for you to receive a professional diagnosis as soon as possible. Dr. Rovner is one of the best spine surgeons in NJ who has the experience and expertise necessary to help patients actualize successful outcomes with orthopedic spine surgery.
Most sports involve impact and duress on the knees. This is why the majority of sports injuries involve knee sprains or knee muscle imbalance. The kneecap should move within the groove at the end of the thigh bone. A fall to the knee can cause swelling and muscle imbalance, moving the kneecap out of its proper placement. Additionally, sudden turns or twists or an impact on the knee from soccer, football or other similar sports, can cause strained muscles or sprained ligaments.
Effective treatment may include rest and ice, but if the pain, dysfunction or swelling persists, a sports medicine specialist such as Dr. Porter may use knee taping or bracing techniques, physical therapy or other treatments to resolve the injury and help your knee heal.
Shoulder injuries from sports include dislocations, muscle strains, sprained ligaments, and others. The shoulder is the weakest joint in the body, which is unfortunate, because it is generally under great force and duress during sports. Shoulder injuries are usually caused by a lack of muscle strength or flexibility, improper stabilization, or repetitive motion.
Like knee injuries, shoulder injuries can be treated with rest and ice to provide pain relief and to minimize swelling. Persistent pain, swelling or lack of function should be treated by Dr. Porter, who will use physical therapy and other treatments, including precision surgical intervention in more severe cases.