Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center
Back, Spine, & Neck Specialist & Physical Therapy located in Glen Burnie, MD
Being active and playing sports is one of the best ways to stay healthy and reduce stress, but injuries sometimes happen. If you experience a sports injury, Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center can help by providing safe, painless, and noninvasive treatments. At the specialized practice in Glen Burnie, Maryland, the team uses the multiwave locked system (MLS®) laser therapy from ASA Laser to heal damaged tissues and relieve pain. Find out how MLS laser therapy can help with your sports injury by calling the office or book an appointment online today.
Sports Injury Q & A
What is a sports injury?
As the name suggests, a sports injury causes damage to part of your musculoskeletal system when you're taking part in sports.
It's not just professional or college athletes who experience sports injuries. Anyone who is physically active, whether they are a weekend warrior or someone who simply likes to exercise regularly, can incur a sports injury.
There are several types of sports injuries. An acute sports injury happens suddenly. Fractures, dislocations, sprains, and strains are examples of common acute sports injuries.
Overuse or repetitive strain injuries develop more slowly. The affected tissues experience a series of microtears or fractures that build up over time, causing irritation and inflammation. Tendinitis is a typical example.
What type of sports injury might I get?
Any part of your body could sustain an injury while you're playing sports or training, but some of the more common sports injuries include:
- Patellofemoral syndrome
- ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears
- MCL (medial collateral ligament) tears
- Achilles tendinitis
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow)
- Meniscal tears
- Rotator cuff tears
- Torn muscles
- Hamstring strain
Fractured bones and dislocated joints are also frequently occurring sports injuries that can lead to weakness in the affected area and long-term problems like shoulder instability.
How is a sports injury treated?
The initial treatment of a sports injury involves reducing pain and inflammation by applying an ice pack at intervals, raising the injured area above your heart to reduce swelling, and resting.
A fracture might require surgery to realign the broken bones and immobilization in a cast while the injury heals. All types of sports injury typically benefit from physical therapy as well.
At Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center, the team specializes in using MLS laser therapy to treat your sports injury.
How does MLS laser therapy help with my sports injury?
This painless, totally noninvasive technology delivers targeted light energy beams to the injured tissues during a comfortable 15-minute treatment session.
The light energy in the ASA Laser platform penetrates through your skin and reaches the injured tissues, stimulating the healing cells in your body and encouraging new tissue growth.
The result is faster healing, stronger tissues, and a significant easing of your pain. If you think you could benefit from MLS laser therapy for your sports injury, call Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center today or book an appointment online.