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Sports-Related Injury Treatment & Orthopedic Exams – Greensburg, PA

Sports exams are crucial for many athletes, especially school-aged children, to ensure that they can safely participate in a sport at school. Dr. Jacob DiCesare is a sports medicine physician who specializes in orthopedics, and is highly experienced in performing sports-related orthopedic exams. 

At DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine, our team of specialists are thorough with orthopedic and sports-related examinations, taking into account every patient’s medical history, past surgeries, current lifestyle,  and future performance-related goals. Then, we develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your injury, and make recommendations on ways to continue your healing at-home through lifestyle adjustments.  

DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine is proud to have three locations in Western Pennsylvania, in Greensburg, Mount Pleasant, and North Huntingdon. If you have a recent or chronic sports injury and would like to be evaluated by a member of our orthopedic team, please request an appointment online at a location nearest you.

Ultrasound Therapy for Sports-Related Injuries near Pittsburgh, PA 

One of the leading-edge technologies offered at DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine is musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound, a non-invasive and painless imaging test. 

This type of ultrasound is capable of two things - first, it allows the doctor to clearly see the muscles and joints inside your body. This enables orthopedic specialists to help diagnose tears, sprains, strains, tendon/ligament damage, nerve damage, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal injuries. Secondly, MSK ultrasounds are utilized by Dr. DiCesare to guide joint injections to the appropriate target, ensuring an accurate delivery into the affected tissue. Moreover, an MSK ultrasound is non-invasive, completely painless, and does not expose patients to significant radiation. There is no special preparation required before getting this type of ultrasound.

Regenerative Medicine for Sport-Related Injuries Throughout Greater Pittsburgh

Dr. Jacob DiCesare is proud to offer his patients, whether they are athletes or weekend warriors, alternative treatment modalities for sports injuries. Our practice believes strongly in the power of regenerative medicine to health and regenerate tissue within the patient’s own body. 

We do not perform surgery at our practice. Instead, we develop personalized treatment plans that are based on the extent and location of your injury, and provide one or more of the following treatments to safely yet effectively accelerate the healing process:

  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Stem cell injections
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Prolotherapy
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Osteopathic manipulation

If you’re curious about exploring some of our regenerative medicine options like PRP, book an appointment online today!

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Frequently Asked Question

What Is A Sports Injury? 

A sports injury is simply an injury that is sustained as a result of training for or practicing a particular sport. All sports carry a risk of injury, however, high contact sports such as football carry the greatest risk. The most frequent types of sports injuries are sprains, strains, and stress fractures, which result from excessive stress on the tendons, joints, and muscles.

How Can I Prevent Sports Injuries?

There are a number of ways children and adults alike can train and practice sports in a way that will reduce their likelihood of sustaining preventable injuries. 

Follow these tips to help prevent sports injuries:

  • Wear the proper gear and protective equipment
  • Practice conditioning exercises
  • Stretch before and after practice
  • Rest when you need to take breaks
  • Never play through pain
  • Designate one or more days for resting per week
  • Stay hydrated, especially if outdoors during the summer

What Are The Most Common Sports Injuries?

The most common types of sports injuries include:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Golf elbow
  • Hamstring strain
  • Sciatica (slipped disc)
  • Shin splints
  • Groin pull
  • Concussion
  • ACL tear 
  • Hip flexor strain

When Should I See A Doctor For A Sports Injury? 

If one or more of the following applies to you, we strongly recommend making an appointment with Dr. DiCesare for a complete evaluation of your injuries:

  • Your symptoms do not subside after resting and treatment at home
  • The condition is affecting your training or performance
  • If you have not yet been given a diagnosis or received treatment
  • If your condition poses a risk to your teammates

Non Surgical Treatments for Sports-Related Injuries Greensburg

Western Pennsylvania’s #1 Sports Medicine Doctor

At DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine, our compassionate team of specialists are dedicated to treating virtually every type of orthopedic illness and injury. 

Conditions that we are equipped to diagnose and treat include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle, ligament and tendon damage
  • Sprains and strain
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Work injuries
  • Frozen shoulder

For all of the above listed conditions, we provide thorough examinations and develop personalized treatment plans for each patient. Although we do not perform surgery, we are able to refer a patient to an orthopedic specialist in the event that the injury requires surgical intervention. 

The cutting-edge treatments DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine provides include:

  • Regenerative medicine (PRP, Prolotherapy)
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Osteopathic manipulation
  • Joint Injections (Corticosteroid, Hyaluronic acid, Stem cell)