Providence Sports Medicine
Sprained an ankle? Suffering from chronic knee pain? Sudden onset of elbow or shoulder pain?
If you’re a weekend warrior, an injury that keeps you off your bike or hiking trail or limits your activity level might leave you wondering where to go for help. Providence Medical Group sports medicine providers can help you stay engaged in the activities you love. We’re here to help athletes of all ages and all ability levels prepare for sports, avoid injuries and improve performance. And, we use the newest technology, so you can resume your active lifestyle in a fraction of the time.
- Unspecified musculoskeletal pain, acute or chronic
- Bone or joint pain or injuries
- Muscle pain or injury
- Tendon and ligament pain or injury
- Pain and injury of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, foot or ankle
- Plantar fasciitis
- Osteoarthritis and other arthritides
- Peripheral nerve impingement syndromes
- Stress fracture management
- Female athlete triad/RED-S syndrome
Sports medicine involves orthopedic care for patients who experience sports and exercise-related injuries. Providence works closely with local orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, radiologists and athletic trainers. Injuries we see are typically related to soft tissues such as ligaments and tendons, sprains, muscle pulls and fractures. To treat chronic tendon pain, we use minimally invasive technology to precisely target and remove damaged tissue, without the need for conventional surgery.
- Diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal injuries
- Diagnostic ultrasound
- Ultrasound-guided injections
- Orthobiologics, including PRP
- Exercise prescription and counseling
- Nutrition counseling
- Exercising with chronic conditions counseling
- Preparticipation physicals
- Sports clearance
- Concussion management
- EKG evaluation and interpretation for high-risk athletes
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is most often used for soft tissue injuries, such as tendinopathies, or for joint pain related to osteoarthritis, to reduce pain and facilitate healing. Many elite athletes and active individuals prefer PRP over other treatment options, like corticosteroid, because it can often effectively reduce pain without the tissue breakdown sometimes associated with corticosteroids. With PRP, blood is drawn from the patient. A centrifuge separates the components of the blood, including the platelets. The platelets are then separated and injected at the site of injury, in and around a tendon or in the joint, for example.
PRP isn’t covered by most health plans. If you are interested in PRP therapy, please call our clinic at 425-316-5050 to learn more.
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