Being active and healthy is a trend that is going in the right direction for Americans. However, this leads to more people at risk of experiencing sports injuries. Sports injuries can affect any part of the body, and they can affect any levels of the sport from professionals to the average casual athlete. Sports injuries can be anything from sprains to fractures, and majority of the conditions Dr. Puppala specializes in can all be caused by trauma and stress on the body from sports.
Sports Related Injuries
Some common sports related injuries are:
- Foot & Ankle Sprains/Fractures
- Herniated discs
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Lower back pain
- ACL/LCL/PCL/MCL strain or tear
Dr. Puppala provides treatment plans that will benefit each individual. He understands the important of staying fit and active, and he creates personal treatment plans that can get you back in the game faster. Don’t let a sports injury keep you sidelined for longer than it needs to, and give Dr. Puppala a call today.
When to Seek Treatment
How quick you reach out for medical advice directly dictates the recovery time. Left untreated, most sports related injuries can develop and get worse. Although a sports injury may not seem serious at first, continued activity with it can keep you sidelined for a significant amount of time. In serious cases, untreated sports injuries can lead to chronic pain as you age.
The first step is to seek a diagnosis, and Dr. Puppala uses state-of-the-art image technologies to pinpoint the location of the injury, and create an effective treatment plan for the patient. With his guidance and expertise in pain management and rehabilitation, Dr. Puppala can help you recover quicker, and get back in the game sooner.