Sports Injuries Specialist

Pain Management Institute of Orlando

Pain Management Physicians located in Altamonte Springs, FL

Whether you’re a weekend warrior, student-athlete, or pro, the physical stress of training and competing in sports increases your risk of injuries. Juliet Burry, MD, assesses, diagnoses, and treats sports injuries at the Pain Management Institute of Orlando in Altamonte, Florida. Call the practice or schedule a consultation online for customized, state-of-the-art treatment of sports injuries.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are common sports injuries?

Training and competing in sports or participating in vigorous physical activities puts a lot of stress on your musculoskeletal system. From increased pressure on your joints due to running and jumping to increased risk of strains, sprains, and tears from changing directions quickly or colliding with an opponent, sports increase your risk of injury.

Some of the most common sports injuries include:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Knee injuries like ACL tears
  • Achilles’ tendon ruptures
  • Tendonitis
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Labral tears

When you suffer a sports injury, you might feel or hear a pop, although you might not have immediate pain, depending on the type of injury. You can develop swelling, redness, or bruising at the site of your sports injury.

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

At the Pain Management Institute of Orlando, Dr. Burry provides thorough exams to diagnose and find your sports injury. She talks to you about what you were doing when the injury happened, your symptoms, and your overall wellness and lifestyle.

She feels your injury for signs of swelling and abnormalities and guides you through some movements and stretches to see if your range of motion is reduced.

If necessary, Dr. Burry orders diagnostic imaging tests, including X-rays and MRIs, to gather more information about your injury to confirm the diagnosis. Understanding your injury is critical to creating an effective, personalized treatment plan.

How are sports injuries treated?

Treatment depends on the site and severity of your sports injury as well as your general health. Dr. Burry provides customized treatment plans to relieve your pain and help your body heal. Some of the therapies that can be included in your program include:

  • Pain relieving medication
  • Immobilization
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Trigger point injections
  • Joint injections
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Prolotherapy
  • Nutraceuticals

Dr. Burry can also recommend physical therapy and lifestyle modifications to help you recover and reduce your risk of recurring injuries.

Dr. Burry helps all levels of athletes recover from sports injuries. Call the Pain Management Institute of Orlando or make an appointment online today.