Sports Medicine

Orthotics

Orthotics are shoe inserts that can help cushion, support, and control abnormal motions of the feet, which can, in turn, improve function and performance, prevent injury, relieve pain, and slow down the progression of foot deformities and osteoarthritis. They can also help with realignment of the lower extremities.

The doctor offers Light Orthotics & Custom-molded orthotics. The Light Orthotics are made on the spot in under 10 minutes and can be worn the same day. The custom-molded orthotics are made from plaster molds, which are taken in the office or at your home. The molds are then sent to the lab for manufacturing. They are returned in as little as 1-2 weeks, at which time a follow-up appointment is made for fitting and dispensing.

PRP Injections

Blood is made up of plasma, red and white blood cells, and platelets. Platelets function to help with clotting of blood, but they also contain growth factors that aid in the healing process. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is plasma that contains a higher concentration of platelets than normal. The purpose of PRP injections is to increase the number of growth factors into and around an area of soft tissue damage, thus stimulating and speeding up the healing process. The ultimate goal is decreased pain, improved function, and return to sports and activities.

In the lower extremity, ​it is often used for chronic tendinopathy, such as Achilles tendinosis, or chronic ligament injury or damage, such as plantar fasciosis.

The procedure is done in-office. Contact the doctor to learn more about the details of the procedure.

Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy (aka proliferation therapy) is a nonsurgical, serial injection treatment option for chronic musculoskeletal (tendon, ligament, joint) conditions. A dextrose solution is injected into the affected area to stimulate an acute low-grade traumatic process, allowing the body to use its own inflammatory markers to aid in the body’s healing process naturally, thus regenerating and repairing damaged tissues, restoring joint stability, and improving pain.

The procedure is done in-office. Click here to learn more about the details of the procedure.

Supartz®

Supartz® is a viscosupplement of sodium hyalonurate that is injected into painful, arthritic joints to help provide lubrication to the joint, in turn, increasing range of motion and decreasing pain.

Injections of the pre-mixed solution are performed weekly for 3-5 weeks to help increase the time the medication is in the joint and to aid in the anti-inflammatory cascade within the affected joint.

Injections are done in-office and relief may last several months. Click here to go to the Supartz website and learn more.

The above information is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Please contact the doctor, or your own healthcare professional, should you have questions or concerns related to your health.

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