Sports Injuries Specialist

Lynx Healthcare Services

Sports injuries don’t just affect competitive athletes. Everyone who enjoys an active lifestyle can end up with a sports injury, whether it happens while you work out at the gym or when you go out for an evening walk. The team at Lynx Healthcare specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as interventional pain medicine and regenerative medicine, the perfect combination of treatments for healing and recovering from sports injuries. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Spokane Valley, Kennewick, or Richland, Washington, or use the online booking feature today.

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Sports Injuries Specialist

Lynx Healthcare Services

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are the most common sports injuries?

Though more injuries occur while playing football, soccer, basketball, and baseball than any other sport, the fact is that anyone who is active can suffer a sports injury, whether it happens while exercising or taking a walk.

Your risk of sustaining a sports injury increases when you engage in activities without the proper training, when you use poor technique, and when you follow an intensive training schedule without taking enough time to rest. 

The most common sports injuries include:

  • Sprained ankle
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Runner’s knee
  • Fractures

Overuse injuries and inflammatory conditions like tendonitis also frequently occur in active people.

What symptoms develop due to sports injuries?

Sports injuries typically result in symptoms such as:

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

Sometimes a sports injury is so severe there’s no doubt that you need medical care. One of the challenges of minor to moderate injuries is deciding when to schedule an appointment to have it checked out.

If you have any doubts, it’s always best to have your injury examined. Continuing to use damaged muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones only leads to progressive damage and instability.

How are sports injuries treated?

The severity and type of injury determine the first line of treatment. Some injuries, such as complex fractures, ruptured ligaments, and some meniscus tears, need surgical repair.

Most sports injuries, however, are treated with rest or immobilization, modifying your activities, and using therapies to reduce the swelling and pain. In addition to standard care such as ice and heat, you may need therapeutic injections or anti-inflammatory medication.

At every stage of your recovery, physical therapy is a cornerstone of treatment. You need to engage in passive and active exercises to promote healing, reduce inflammation, rebuild your strength, and restore mobility.

As your healing progresses, your rehabilitation includes exercises and training specific to your sport, so you’re prepared to return to play.

Will I receive regenerative or interventional treatments for a sports injury?

The Lynx Healthcare team may recommend regenerative medicine or interventional pain management, depending on your healing and pain level. If your sports injury is severe or slow to heal, platelet-rich plasma and/or stem cell therapy can accelerate the healing process.

If your pain persists too long or prevents you from participating in your rehabilitation, interventional treatments may help. Options such as nerve blocks or epidural steroid injections can diminish your pain long enough to allow you to return to physical therapy.

When you need to rehabilitate from a sports injury, the team at Lynx Healthcare offers the therapy you need. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Health conditions that can be treated with Sports Injury care

Sports injuries can impact anyone who has an active lifestyle. Sports injuries can occur when you take your evening walk, play a pick-up soccer game, or in the middle of a basketball game. The Lynx Healthcare team focuses on offering rehabilitation and pain management for sports injuries.

Sprained ankle
Knee ligament injures
Meniscus Tear
Tennis Elbow
Golfers Elbow
Knee injuries
Back injuries
Runner’s knee

Conditions we treat.

You don’t have to live your life in pain. Let us help you get back to enjoying the things you love to do again.

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Facial Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Head Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Neuropathy
  • Post-Surgery Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Migraines
  • Herniated Disc

Treatments we provide.

We offer a variety of cutting-edge treatment options to treat a wide range of pain conditions.

  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Epidurals
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Opioid Therapy Management
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Telehealth
  • Behavioral Health

About Lynx Healthcare.

We are a multi-disciplinary group that is changing the face of in person and telehealth health care.

Lynx Healthcare is a multi-disciplinary group that is dedicated to building and linking health centers in a way that creates more in house services than other healthcare providers.

Lynx Healthcare currently consists of multiple treatment centers, providing the highest quality care throughout Washington, Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Lynx Healthcare covers a wide variety of specialties.

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