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Sports Injuries Specialist

Lynx Healthcare

Pain Management Practice located in Albuquerque, NM & Farmington, NM

Participating in sports is great for your mental and physical health, but there's always the risk of incurring an injury. If you've hurt yourself playing or training for sports, the board-certified pain management specialists at Lynx Healthcare in Farmington and Albuquerque, New Mexico, can help. They offer both physical therapy and cutting-edge regenerative medicine treatments to help you return to action as soon as possible. To find out more, call the nearest office or use the online booking tool today.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What causes sports injuries?

Sports injuries can happen for numerous reasons. Accidents like trips and falls are one common cause, and very often, these are unavoidable. Overenthusiasm on the field can also lead to injuries. For example, stretching too far in a desperate attempt to reach a ball or attempting to beat your personal best.

Many sports injuries result from avoidable causes, including:

  • Exceeding your fitness levels
  • Wearing old or unsupportive footwear
  • Running too long on hard surfaces
  • Overdoing it when you have a minor injury
  • Poor warming up or cooling down techniques
  • Not wearing the right (or any) protective equipment

Whether you're an Olympic hopeful or a weekend warrior, you know that sports injuries can set you back and could result in having to give up your sport altogether. For this reason, prevention is vital when it comes to taking part in sports.

What kinds of sports injuries might I get?

Sports injuries take many different forms. Some of the more common include:

  • Concussion
  • Muscle cramps
  • Torn muscles
  • Ligament sprains
  • Tendon strains
  • Dislocations
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendinitis

At Lynx Healthcare, the dedicated sports medicine specialists provide state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and the most diverse therapeutic options for sports injuries to increase your chances of a successful outcome.

How are sports injuries treated?

Some of the key sports injury treatment options used at Lynx Healthcare include:

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is critical for athletes because it helps rehabilitate and strengthen tissues after a sports injury. Lynx Healthcare offers a variety of physical therapies to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, promote healing, and increase your flexibility and range of motion.

These treatments include therapeutic exercises, orthotics, cold and hot therapies, bracing and taping, and conditioning.

Massage therapy

Several types of massage, including hot stone, Swedish, shiatsu, and deep tissue massage, are helpful for reducing pain after sports injuries. These treatments are effective in reducing pain and stress, and relaxing muscles and other soft tissues.

Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine methods like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cell therapy involve using your own cells to stimulate the body's natural healing process.

Platelets and stem cells contain growth factors, cytokines, and other proteins that are vital for tissue repair and growth. Regenerative medicine techniques involve harvesting these cells from your body, concentrating them, and injecting them into your injured tissues.

Lifestyle changes

It's also vital to consider your lifestyle and what you can do to better look after your body. Making sure you stay hydrated, eat lots of healthy fruits and vegetables, and avoid unhealthy foods and bad habits like smoking can all make a tremendous difference to your health and how well your body heals after a sports injury.

For the expert treatment of sports injuries, call Lynx Healthcare or book an appointment online today.