How are overuse injuries diagnosed and treated?
Dr. Heshmat is a highly trained pain management specialist and has treated numerous patients with overuse injuries. The diagnosis usually begins with a physical examination of the affected part, followed by a DEXA scan if necessary. It also helps to rule out the possibility of bone-related injuries that may be causing the pain.
Physiotherapy is proven to be highly effective against overuse injuries. Trigger point treatments, micro-current therapy, Ultra-sound, ESWT, MyACT therapies, and stretching help reduce inflammation and promote cellular repair. Oftentimes, chiropractic adjustments also help relieve the pain, as the proper alignment of the bones, nerves, and the spine can help the body speed up recovery.
Post-treatment, one must take care not to strain the injured area or put too much pressure on it. Rest and icing are essential for recovery from such injuries as the soft tissues need time to heal. Dr. Heshmat is always up for solving the hard challenging cases.
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