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Sports Medicine

No matter how active you may be, a sports injury requires treatment to get back on track.

Sports injuries can quickly disrupt your life, whether you’re a professional athlete or a once-in-a-while warrior. No matter how active you may be, a sports injury requires treatment to get you back to your regular life. At Hassan Spine & Sports Medicine, with locations in Old Bridge, Jersey City, and South Plainfield, leading sports medicine physician Shady Hassan, MD, offers the best in cutting-edge innovations for sports injuries. Let Dr. Hassan and his team help you recover faster and better by calling the office or booking a consultation online now.

Sports Medicine Q&A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine doctors like Dr. Hassan treat athletes from all walks of life, from elite professionals to collegians and casual players. As a sports medicine physician, Dr. Hassan focuses on helping you heal after injuries — but it doesn't stop there. He also helps if you want to increase your athletic performance, prevent injuries, bounce back from fatigue faster, or improve your whole-body conditioning.

What injuries does a sports medicine doctor treat?

Sports injuries can range from fairly mild to very serious, and Dr. Hassan covers them all at Hassan Spine & Sports Medicine. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Ligament sprains

  • Muscle strains

  • Tendon strains

  • Tennis elbow

  • Tendinitis

  • Tendon rupture

  • Joint dislocation

  • Rotator cuff injuries

  • Concussions

Most of these injuries occur suddenly, usually while you're training or playing, but some injuries start slowly and then worsen with continued exercise.

What does sports medicine injury treatment include?

At Hassan Spine & Sports Medicine, Dr. Hassan uses an integrative approach. He offers a wide variety of nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatments, including:

  • Epidural injections

  • Facet joint injections

  • Radiofrequency ablation

  • Intradiscal steroid injections

  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint injection

  • Peripheral joint injections

Dr. Hassan is also an expert in the area of cutting-edge regenerative medicine procedures. He regularly administers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell treatments, both of which use only natural substances from your own body to help you regenerate tissue and recover rapidly. For injections, Dr. Hassan uses X-ray or ultrasound guidance to position the medication or regenerative medicine substances precisely where it’s needed to stimulate healing.

Do sports medicine injuries require surgery?

In most cases, sports injuries don’t require surgery when you use the integrative interventional pain management approach. Dr. Hassan specializes in cutting-edge procedures and treatment protocols that can restore your mobility and help you return to your sport both quickly and safely. In the rare event that conservative and minimally invasive nonsurgical procedures don’t help with your sports injury, Dr. Hassan can perform minimally invasive surgery using very small incisions. Hassan Spine & Sports Medicine is here to help you recover from injury, live without pain, and achieve your full potential as an athlete. To learn more about the sports medicine treatments available, call the office nearest you or click on the online appointment booking tool now.

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