Sports Medicine

L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group

Jonathan Levin, MD

Pain Medicine located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA

Sports injuries are common. About 8.6 million episodes occur annually. Don’t let a sports injury sideline you. Seeking treatment right away increases your chance of a full recovery. At L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group in the Beverly Grove area in Los Angeles, Jonathan Levin, MD, is very knowledgeable about sports injuries and offers the most innovative treatments for sports injuries to get you quickly on the road to recovery and back to your sports activity. Call L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group at the first sign of a sports injury or use the online scheduler today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine involves the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of sports-related injuries by a qualified healthcare provider. 

Sports medicine physicians at L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group have specialized training to help you restore muscle and joint function after an injury, ease pain, and get you back out on the field or court quickly.

What are sports injuries?

If you’re training hard or participating in intense sports with lots of jumping and cutting, you might be prone to sports-related injuries. Examples include:

  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon ruptures
  • Concussions
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Joint injuries
  • MCL and ACL tears
  • Dislocations
  • Swollen and torn muscles

Surgery is sometimes necessary to fully restore muscles, bones, and joints to their original structure and function, but not all sports injuries require invasive treatment.

How are sports injuries treated?

The sports medicine physician at L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group reviews your symptoms and medical history. 

He examines the affected area and can use imaging tests like X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs to determine the type and severity of your injury. Your doctor could recommend one or more of the following sports medicine treatments:

Casts and braces

For some sports-related injuries, wearing a cast or a brace while the injury heals is all that’s necessary to restore full joint and/or muscle function.

RICE therapy

Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) can often help you recover from a sports injury without further intervention.

Holistic treatments

Physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, and yoga are examples of noninvasive, holistic treatments that can enhance your recovery.

Shock wave therapy

Your physician might recommend revolutionary OrthoPulse® shock wave therapy, an innovative procedure that uses acoustic sound waves to stimulate new tissue growth, increase circulation, speed up your recovery, and ease the pain.

Stem cell treatment

Stem cell treatment can help your injury heal without medication or invasive surgery. Your provider injects stem cells from umbilical cord blood sources into the injury site to stimulate new tissue growth and healing.

Medications

Oral medications and injections help reduce inflammation and ease pain associated with sports injuries while they heal.

If you’re looking for treatment from the most qualified sports medicine practitioners in the Beverly Grove area in Los Angeles, call L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group today or use the online booking tool.