To diagnose your sports injury, your doctor performs a comprehensive physical exam, discusses your symptoms, and reviews your activities leading up to your injury. Based on your symptoms, they might also recommend digital imaging to confirm their diagnosis.
Treating your sports injury depends on the severity of your condition. For mild problems, your doctor may suggest over-the-counter pain medication and the PRICE method. This approach involves:
- Protecting the area from additional injury
- Resting the injury
- Icing the site to reduce inflammation
- Compressing the injury with bandages to reduce swelling
- Elevating the injury above your heart to reduce swelling
For more serious sports injuries, the Arizona Center for Hand to Shoulder Surgery offers the most advanced surgical and nonsurgical techniques available to restore your function, reduce your pain, and return you to the game as quickly as possible.
If you’re suffering from a sports injury, contact Arizona Center for Hand to Shoulder Surgery for a consultation. Their caring staff will be honored to take care of you.