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Sports Medicine in Millburn, NJ

Whether it’s a knee injury from too much jogging, running, or training, a tennis elbow, a sore neck, a sprained ankle, lower back pain from overexertion, or other joint pain, the sports medicine practitioners at Prestige Pain Center in Millburn, NJ have multiple solutions to help you resolve your pain and help you get back to being active again. A physical therapy session with one of our state-licensed and board-certified physical therapists can help reduce your sports pain, lower inflammation, strengthen your muscles, and improve your mobility and range of motion.

Our physical therapy in Milburn, NJ services are based on a holistic and comprehensive approach to sports medicine and pain management. Whether it’s a physical therapy session that focuses on improving flexibility and muscle strength, an acupuncture session to reduce stress or a visit with one of our many physicians, we bring a wealth of knowledge to help patients deal with sports-related injuries and accidents.

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What is Sports Medicine?

Think of sports medicine as a type of health science or medical science focused on helping athletes reach their full performance potential while reducing the likelihood of sports injuries or sports-related accidents. This branch of medicine leverages exercise science and proven training solutions to improve athletic performance and prevent injuries. When injuries occur, the focus moves to diagnosing the severity of the injury, defining a treatment, and then tracking the athlete’s or individual’s rehabilitation.

For sports medicine to successfully address sports injuries requires a multipronged approach where clinical physicians, medical practitioners, and physical therapists often work together to help the athlete overcome a sports injury. By combining multiple medical disciplines, Millburn NJ amateur sports athletes and sports enthusiasts can shorten their recovery time while improving muscle strength.

Physical therapy is an important aspect of sports medicine. A physical therapy session can be used to strengthen your muscles, improve your range of motion, and increase your flexibility. That physical therapy session may be used with other sports medicine approaches to help you deal with your sports-related injury.

The Prestige Pain Center in Millburn, NJ is the ideal location for sports medicine as the center combines the insight and expertise of multiple medical practitioners and disciplines. Whether it’s our physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, or acupuncturists, we bring a wealth of sports medicine expertise, training insight, and experience to help our Millburn, NJ patients overcome sports injuries.

Conditions That Sports Medicine Treats

Sports medicine can address a wide range of sports-related injuries and accidents. Whether it’s lower or upper back pain, ankle sprains, shoulder and elbow injuries, knee injuries, or ligament and tendon damage, there is a sports medicine approach and practice that can help reduce pain and improve rehabilitation.

Sports medicine also helps Millburn, NJ overcome broken bones or fractures by first allowing the fracture to heal before initiating a rehabilitation program to rebuild muscle strength. It can provide a rehabilitation program for athletes who have suffered head injuries, concussions, and heat stroke while also helping athletes deal with asthma.

Ultimately, almost any sports injury can be addressed by the medical team at Pristine Pain Center in Millburn, NJ. From muscle sprains and tears to fractures and breaks, our sports medicine team can develop a personalized plan to help you with recovery and sports rehab. 

We can help you address the following and more:

  • Lower and upper back pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Shoulder and elbow injuries
  • Knee pain and injuries
  • Ligament and tendon damage
  • Compound fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Concussions
  • Heatstroke
  • Asthma
  • Injury prevention

Sports Medicine is Not Just for Athletes

It’s a common misconception for Millburn, NJ residents to think that sports medicine is only for professional athletes. Nothing could be further from the truth. At Prestige Pain Center in Millburn, NJ, our doctors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, and chiropractors take the same sports medicine approach with amateur, high-school, college, and university athletes as they do professional ones.

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Tips To Prevent Sports Injuries

There are several important training tips Millburn, NJ residents can do to help prevent sports injuries. Each of these tips is outlined below.

Always Warm Up Before Any Exercise

Our bodies are not made to go from 0 to 60 in record time. Going from inactivity to exercising immediately – without first warming up and getting your cardiovascular system working – is sure to increase your risk of injury. It only takes a couple of minutes to warm up before exercising. Taking as little as 10 minutes to warm up helps to increase blood in your muscles and gets your heart ready.

The Importance of a Good Stretch

There are multiple schools of thought when it comes to stretching. Some say before exercise while others say after, and some will say you should stretch both before AND after. Regardless of where you stand, always stretch. Doing it before or after improves blood flow, relaxes your joints, and ensures your muscles have an increased range of motion.

Avoid Overexertion

All athletes – whether they’re amateur or professional – have thresholds. Exceeding those thresholds increases your risk of sports injuries. Know your limits. If needed, take a couple of minutes to recover between strenuous activity and training exercises. Overdoing it or overexertion is one of the primary causes of sports injuries.

Don’t Exceed Your Cardiovascular Limits

Make sure your training and exercises are done at a manageable pace. Going from not exercising to trying to run or jog is never a good idea. If your current conditioning is lacking, then take it slow at first. Trying to impress others or exceeding your current physical limits is sure to put you at risk of injury.

Drink Water

You can lose a ton of water when you exercise and not replenishing your fluids during training can increase your risk of dehydration which can lead to serious muscle strain and muscle pulls. Drinking water reduces heat stress, controls your body’s temperature, and helps to reduce the incidence of muscle strains and pulls.

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