SPORTS INJURIES

 We evaluate and treat a variety of sports injuries from youth, club, varsity, college, elite, and masters levels.  They typically involve issues with the tendons, ligaments, and muscles with occasional fractures.

Tendons - is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscle to bone and is capable of withstanding tension. Tendons are similar to ligaments and fasciae as they are all made of collagen except that ligaments join one bone to another bone, and fasciae connect muscles to other muscles. A tendon usually starts with a bony attachment, turns into muscle, changes back to tendon and attaches to another bone

Ligaments -  is a fibrous tissue that connects bones to other bones

Muscles (skeletal) - is a contractile tissue of animals and is derived from the mesodermal layer of embryonic germ cells. Muscle cells contain contractile filaments that move past each other and change the size of the cell.  Their function is to produce force and cause motion

Fascia - is a layer of fibrous tissue that permeates the human body. A fascia is a connective tissue that surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, and nerves, binding those structures together in much the same manner as plastic wrap can  be used to hold the contents of sandwiches together

 

TYPICAL INJURIES

Injuries to the soft tissues usually occur from two mechanisms, either high force of short duration or repetitive low forces that the body does not adapt to.

Tendons that is stretched beyonds its usual length or weakens/degenerates over time from forces are named strains.

Ligaments stretched beyond normal are sprains and grades as 1, 2, or 3 (mild, moderate, or complete disconnection).

Muscles may receive direct force called contusions and may develop a hematoma (collection of clotted blood) within the muscle.  The muscle can also be excessively stretched are are named strains.

 

TREATMENT OPTIONS

MEAT vs. (P)RICE Treatment
Traditional modern medical treatment for acute injuries, such as those that occur during active sports, usually receive the RICE protocol. In fact, it's become a standard practice. RICE stands for Relative Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A "P" is occasionally added (PRICE). It stands for Protection and consists of bracing or taping the area. In addition, many individuals take anti-inflammatory medications.  However, these medications (Motrin, ibuprofen, Aleve, Naprosyn, Celebrex, etc.) in the first four days inhibit the healing response and may lead to incomplete recovery.  The MEAT (Movement, Exercise, Analgesics and Treatments) protocol has been proposed to facilitate healing. 

 

Ozone and Prolozone® Therapy

   

The YANN TRUST

IN LOVING MEMORY OF YASMIN ALGARIN

Yasmin was, and always will be, a shining example of a how a person can achieve anything with hard work and a life-affirming attitude. She gave more than she took, she loved more than she feared, and she nurtured her family and friends at every opportunity. We will always remember Yasmin as a woman of strength, courage and compassion. 

Due to her untimely passing from brain cancer, we have set up a trust fund for her two children, Niles and Nylah. Please make your checks payable to: The YANN Trust (Yasmin Algarin Niles Nylah), 197 Ridgedale Ave., Suite 210, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927.

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