Sports Injuries Specialist

Amer M. Kazi, M.D. -  - Neurology

Indiana Pain & Spine Clinic

Amer M. Kazi, M.D.

Neurology & Pain Medicine located in Granger, IN

Sports injuries can leave you with persistent pain in your joints or muscle tissues, but board-certified neurologist and pain management specialist Amer Kazi, MD, can help. Dr. Kazi offers innovative treatments for sports injuries, such as PRP and stem cell injections, at Indiana Pain & Spine Clinic in Granger, Indiana. To find relief from the pain of sports injuries, call or book an appointment online today.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries occur while engaging in any kind of physical activity, from playing sports to taking a hike. Though it’s possible to injure any part of your body while exercising, sports injuries most often refer to musculoskeletal injuries.

The most common sports injuries include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Knee injuries such as ACL tear
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Shin splints

Frequent or recurrent sports injuries can lead to persistent pain. Dr. Kazi offers the most advanced treatments for sports injuries to relieve pain and restore function to your body.

How do you diagnose and treat sports injuries?

First, Dr. Kazi performs a physical exam and reviews your symptoms and medical history. He may also take tests, such as an X-ray or MRI, to evaluate your bones and soft tissues. Sometimes, sports injuries occur from an isolated accident or fall, while others gradually develop from repetitive movements.

Once Dr. Kazi diagnoses your sports injury, he develops a customized treatment plan based on your needs. Dr. Kazi practices modern techniques to help you recover from sports injuries without surgery or habit-forming medications. He may recommend one or more of the following treatments:

  • Muscle or ligament injections
  • Nerve or epidural blocks
  • PRP or stem cell therapy

Dr. Kazi injects medication into targeted areas to relieve pain. Some injections, such as nerve or epidural blocks, disrupt the transmission of pain signals from the injury site.

What are PRP and stem cell therapies for sports injuries?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy are two separate approaches to regenerative medicine, though they both stimulate your body’s natural process of healing and tissue rebuilding.

PRP is a concentrated solution of growth factors from your own blood. When Dr. Kazi injects PRP into an injury site, the growth factors promote healing.

Stem cells also come from your body, but from bone marrow or fat (adipose tissue). Stem cells are special because they can develop into a variety of other cells, such as cartilage or muscle cells. Injecting stem cells into your injury site helps your body build new, healthy tissue.

To learn more about the best treatments for sports injuries, call Indiana Pain & Spine Clinic or book an appointment online today.