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Sports Injuries Specialist

Pain & Anesthesia Care

Pain Management Physician & Physical Therapy Specialist located in New Brunswick, NJ

Garen Gajian, MD, and the team at Pain & Anesthesia Care have an in-depth understanding of sports injuries, the resulting pain, and finding the best path for getting back into the game. At their office in New Brunswick, New Jersey, they offer many possible interventional treatments to patients suffering from the pain related to a sports injury. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.

Sports Injuries Q&A

What are the most common sports injuries?

Many athletes injure themselves while playing sports or engaging in athletic activities. But your risk of a sports injury is higher if you don’t get the right training, have improper technique, or don’t give your muscles enough time to rest and recover.

The professionals at Pain & Anesthesia Care often help patients find relief from sports injuries such as:

  • ACL tears
  • Meniscal tears
  • Labral tears
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Joint dislocations
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tendon injuries
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis 

Whether your pain is acute or chronic, the experts at Pain & Anesthesia Care can help provide relief.

What symptoms develop due to sports injuries?

Muscle, ligament, tendon, and bone injuries cause a cluster of symptoms such as:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Joint instability
  • Limited movement
  • Muscle weakness
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Inability to use the affected limb

When you experience any of these symptoms, don’t wait to get a thorough medical assessment. Continuing to use the injured tissues can cause severe damage that may not allow them to regain their full strength.

What treatments will I receive for sports injuries?

Pain & Anesthesia Care customizes your treatment based on the severity of your pain and the underlying injury. These are a few examples of your pain-relieving options:

Regenerative medicine

Regenerative treatments include platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections. PRP accelerates healing and supports new tissue growth. Stem cells actively regenerate and repair your injury, creating new cells that develop into the type of tissue needed for healing.

Your Pain & Anesthesia Care physician injects regenerative treatments directly at the site of your injury, significantly boosting the healing process and providing pain relief.

Epidural injections

Epidural injections contain a local anesthetic and a steroid that reduces inflammation for long-lasting pain relief. The medications go into the epidural space along your spinal cord, allowing them to flow around damaged and inflamed nerves.

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency (RF) ablation stops pain signals before they get to your brain. After determining the nerve that’s transmitting pain signals from the site of your sports injury, the team at Pain & Anesthesia Care uses a needle-like probe to deliver controlled RF waves precisely to the targeted nerve. 

The energy creates a wound on the nerve that blocks pain signals and provides pain relief for nine months to two years. 

Spinal cord stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation also stops the brain from receiving pain messages, but it does the job using mild electrical stimulation to block spinal nerve impulses.

If you need help recovering from a sports injury, schedule an appointment at Pain & Anesthesia Care. Call the office to speak with a team member, or book a consultation online today.