While physical activity plays an important role in one’s health, sports-related injuries prove to be a barrier to continued activity. What’s more, with warmer weather approaching in many parts of the country, individuals of all ages are participating in sporting events and activities. Thus, the likelihood of experiencing a sports injury is high, particularly for those involved in contact sports. As reported by Healthline, some of the most common types of sports-related injuries are sprains and strains, knee injuries, swollen muscles, Achilles tendon rupture, bone fractures, dislocations and rotator cuff injuries. At Advanced Healing Institute, Dr. Reza Dehdari specializes in innovative treatment for sports injuries and healing, helping individuals avoid the need for surgical intervention whenever possible.
Different injuries cause different symptoms, yet all of them result in pain, inflammation or swelling. When an injury is acute (during the first 24 to 36 hours), a reliable method for reducing pain and swelling is RICE, which stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. In addition, over the counter medication provides temporary relief from the debilitating effects of pain and stiffness. However, the reality is—many individuals continue to suffer, even if they are disciplined to rest and care for their injury. Unfortunately, some end up having surgery with a lengthy recovery and months of rehabilitation.
Going Beyond Traditional Treatment Methods
Going beyond traditional treatment methods, Dr. Dehdari is a board certified Musculoskeletal Radiologist with extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries. As such, Dr. Dehdari explores alternatives for patients that hope to avoid surgery.
A minimally-invasive approach often used to combat pain and inflammation is a cortisone steroid injection. Cortisone shots offer important diagnostic information as well, helping confirm or deny a particular condition. In turn, the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) enhances the body’s own healing properties. A small amount of blood is drawn from a patient, and vital components of the blood mixture are separated in a centrifuge. Next, the PRP is injected into an injured tendon, joint or ligament, where it alleviates pain and maximizes healing. As an innovative and exciting treatment, AmnioFix contains a delicate, pure mix of growth factors that, when injected into an area of concern, signal cells to respond to the injury. As a result, the body’s own cells regenerate damaged tissues.
Given his expertise in musculoskeletal interventional procedures, Dr. Dehdari understands that in order to produce the greatest outcome, precision is key. Using ultrasound-imaging guidance helps ensure the exact location of the injury is being treated, and that the maximum amount of treatment is delivered.
Call Advanced Healing Institute today to discuss options to eliminate your pain and get back to an active lifestyle.
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22972 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA, 92630
Phone: (949) 239-3206