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Sports Injuries Specialist

Pacific Sports and Spine

Interventional Pain Specialists located in Eugene, OR

Whether you’re an athlete or a weekend warrior, sports injuries may hinder your active lifestyle. The experienced team of physicians at Pacific Sports and Spine in Eugene, Oregon, specializes in sports medicine and the treatment of sports injuries. The innovative practice offers cutting-edge options to support your healing and recovery. For expert care of your sports injury, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Sports InJuries Q & A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries include any injury occurring during physical activity. 

It’s no secret that regular physical activity is important for overall health and wellness. However, physical activity increases your risk of injury, whether you’re playing an organized sport or exercising for health.

Most sports injuries occur from accidents, inadequate training, or improper use of protective devices. Failing to properly stretch or warm-up before you start your workout also increases your risk of injury. 

What are common sports injuries?

Sports injuries may affect any part of your body. Common sports injuries treated at Pacific Sports and Spine include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder, hip, or knee dislocation
  • Labral tear
  • Leg, arm, shoulder, or ankle fracture
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Meniscal tears
  • Biceps tendon rupture
  • Patellofermoral pain syndrome
  • Gluteus medius (major hip muscle) tear

The type of sport you play may place you at risk of certain types of injuries. For example, foot and ankle injuries are common in athletes who play football or hockey. Shoulder injuries are common in tennis players and gymnasts.

No matter the injury or the cause, the Pacific Sports and Spine team can provide the care you need. 

How are sports injuries evaluated?

Pacific Sports and Spine specializes in sports medicine. When you come in for a sports injury evaluation, your provider conducts an in-depth clinical evaluation to develop the most effective treatment plan.

Your provider asks detailed questions about your injury during your evaluation, including how it happened, your initial symptoms, and current symptoms. They also talk to you about your usual exercise routine and the types of sports your play.

The sports medicine expert then reviews your medical history and conducts a physical exam. They may also request diagnostic imaging to assess the severity of your injury. 

How are sports injuries treated?

The team at Pacific Sports and Spine creates individualized treatment plans for sports injuries based on injury type and severity, as well as the kind of sport or activity you engage in.

Sports injury treatments available at Pacific Sports and Spine include:

  • Rest, ice, elevation, compression
  • Orthotics, braces
  • Activity modification
  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Pain medication
  • Injections
  • Regenerative medicine

For some sports injuries, such as an ACL tear, surgery may be needed. When surgery is necessary, the team at Pacific Sports and Spine uses minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to limit recovery time. 

To schedule your sports injury consultation at Pacific Sports and Spine, call the office or book an appointment online today.