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Louisiana Pain Specialists -  - Pain Management

Louisiana Pain Specialists

Pain Management & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in New Orleans, Kenner, Baton Rouge, Marrero, Laplace, & Metairie, LA

Sports medicine specialists have one goal: To relieve your pain and heal your injuries so you can get back into action as quickly as possible. The experienced team at Louisiana Pain Specialists customize your pain treatment by drawing from a wide range of highly effective treatments. Whether you play competitive sports or simply enjoy an active life, you don’t want to sit out due to pain. Call one of the offices in Kenner, Metairie, Laplace, Baton Rouge, Marrero, and New Orleans, Louisiana, or book an appointment online today to get the pain relief you need.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine specializes in treating injuries that occur during athletic activities. The field is not limited to organized sports or professional athletes. Any adult who sustains an injury while active can get the help they need from sport medicine specialists. 

The team at Louisiana Pain Specialists focuses on relieving your pain so you can rehabilitate and regain strength and get back to your activities.

What problems do sports medicine specialists treat?

Louisiana Pain Specialists offer comprehensive pain management for the many different conditions that cause arm, hand, neck, back, hip, knee, foot, and ankle pain. 

These are a few examples of common sports injuries that need pain relief:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Herniated discs
  • Ankle sprains
  • Throwing injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendon tears
  • Shoulder dislocation

Though you may suffer a traumatic sports injury, overuse injuries represent the most common cause of pain in active people.

What symptoms indicate I need a sports medicine specialist?

After sustaining a sports injury, you may experience: 

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Joint instability
  • Limited mobility
  • Muscle weakness
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Inability to use the affected limb

If your symptoms don’t improve in a few days or you have extensive pain and swelling, don’t wait to seek orthopedic care.

What pain treatments do sports medicine specialists offer?

The team at Louisiana Pain Specialists offers a range of treatments to relieve severe pain following an acute injury. They provide the pain relief needed to engage in physical therapy, allowing you to regain function and prevent chronic issues.

Pain-relieving treatments may include:

  • Joint injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Vertiflex®
  • Minuteman® MIS Fusion Plate

These therapies work in different ways to ease your pain. For example, some injections reduce inflammation, while PRP injections stimulate and accelerate healing.

A spinal injury may need a minimally invasive procedure to decompress using the advanced Vertiflex device or stabilize the vertebrae with the Minuteman fusion plate.

Many interventional procedures, such as epidural steroid injections, spinal cord stimulation, nerve stimulation, and radiofrequency ablation, stop pain signals traveling through your nerves to your brain. When your brain doesn’t get the message, your pain diminishes.

To learn more about easing your sports-related pain, call Louisiana Pain Specialists or schedule an appointment online today.