Extremity Pain and What it Means

Understanding what types of pain can hinder your active lifestyle!

Knee injuries and knee pain are among the most common orthopedic problems that we evaluate. Both high-impact (running triathlons, basketball, tennis, soccer) and lower-impact (golf, cycling, skiing) sports can exact a toll on even the fittest and enthusiastic athlete over the years. This can lead to acute or chronic injury, with cartilage damage, as a result, robbing you of the enjoyment of an active lifestyle.

Shoulder pain and shoulder injuries are among the most common orthopedic problems that we evaluate. Overhead (tennis, baseball, swimming) and repetitive (weightlifting, fitness classes, personal training) exercises can exact a toll on even the fittest and enthusiastic athlete over the years. This can lead to acute or chronic injury, with painful cartilage damage, as a result, robbing you of the enjoyment of an active lifestyle

Hip pain and dysfunction, while less common than acute injuries, is a problem that can develop gradually over time in sports such as running, golf, yoga and fitness training. If there is cartilage damage, even walking or the simplest sporting activities can rob you of the enjoyment of an active lifestyle

Elbow pain and ankle pain are often the results of chronic tendonitis or overuse

Muscle & tendon injuries (acute or chronic sprains, strains, pulls, inflammation) can keep you from engaging in the activities you enjoy as they may heal frustratingly slowly

Few of these injuries require surgery; most can be resolved with therapy and injections -- studies have shown that PRP/Stem cell Therapy and Biologic approaches can very successful for these problems, getting you back in action more quickly than conventional treatments.

 

If you have any questions, please call 512-420-0767 and make your appointment today to get back to your lifestyle! 

 

Author
Dr. Kelly Cunningham Physician

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