Muscular Pain/Sports Injuries

Dr Habib is a qualified specialist in Exercise and Sports Medicine. She is fully trained in dealing with physical fitness, treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.

Because it is the muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints that become injured during sports injuries, Platelet-rich Plasma – Prolotherapy can be considered as a primary treatment for sports related injuries.

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) injections are a treatment that involves taking a patient’s own blood and concentrating the levels of platelets and growth factors to promote healing in injured musculoskeletal tissue.

This treatment has been in use for more than a decade, but more recently, has gained popularity due to media coverage of its use in high profile athletes with injuries including Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez and Jermaine Defoe.

Prolotherapy is a safe and proven orthopaedic procedure to strengthen and regenerate injured musculoskeletal joints affected from sports injuries because prolotherapy injection targets and rebuilds the injured ligaments, tendons, and articular cartilage of the joints.

Common sports injuries that benefit from prolotherapy are:
Neck Injuries: neck sprain and strains, disc problems, cervical radiculitis, whiplash, cervical arthritis, headaches, tempromandibular joint syndrome.
Shoulder Injuries: rotator cuff tears, clavicle injuries, impingement syndrome, dislocations, tendonitis, bursitis, shoulder sprains and strains, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), shoulder labrum tear.
Elbow Injuries: tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), elbow sprains and strains, golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis).
Wrist Injuries: wrist sprains and strains, carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist osteoarthritis, wrist tendonitis.
Low back (lumbar) Injuries: (herniated disc, lumbar osteoarthritis, sciatica, lumbar sprain, strain, piriformis syndrome.
Pelvic Injuries: hamstring pulls or tears, iliopsoas syndrome, sacroiliac pain, sacroiliac sprain.
Hip Injuries: iliotibial band syndrome, labrum tear, hip arthritis, hip sprain or strain, hip bursitis.
Knee Injuries: ACL injuries, chondromalacia, knee cartilage injuries, knee meniscus injuries, patellofemoral pain syndrome, knee tendon injuries, knee osteoarthritis, medial and lateral collateral ligament injury, PCL injury, Osgood-Schlatter Disease
Ankle Injuries: ankle sprain or strains, Achilles tendonitis, Achilles tendon ruptures, ankle arthritis, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis.

Calf Muscle Tear    calf-strain

 

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