Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine is a sub-specialty branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of  sports and fitness injuries.  Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine offers an interdisciplinary approach to treatment that addresses the unique relationship between Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R), Regenerative Medicine and Physical Therapy.

Every member of the Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine team has experience in treating all levels of athletes from the “weekend warrior” to advanced athlete. Our physicians are Board Certified in Sports Medicine and Fellowship trained in PM&R.  Our team of physicians and therapists are committed to providing all of our patient-athletes with a thorough medical examination and a prompt diagnosis. In our shared decision-making model of care, each patient will receive a detailed explanation of their condition and treatment options, as well as the physician’s recommendation of how to return the athlete to their sport or activity as soon as possible.

If you are an athlete or exercise enthusiast and have been injured, or are frustrated with your current medical care, contact our Patient Care Coordinator today to make an appointment for a consultation.  We can be reached at 908-754-1960 or you may contact us online.

Achilles Injury & Achilles Tendon Rupture Treatment

The Achilles tendon is a strong fibrous cord that connects the muscles in the back of your calf to your heel bone.  If you overstretch your Achilles tendon, it can tear (rupture) partially or completely.  Symptoms include pain, possibly severe, and swelling near your heel, an inability to bend your foot downward or “push off” the injured leg when you walk, an inability to stand on your toes on the injured leg, and a popping or snapping sound when the injury occurs.

Ankle Fraction (Post Surgical) Treatment

This injury is also known as a broken ankle.  This means that one or more of the bones that make up the ankle joint are broken.  A fractured ankle can range from a simple break in one bone, to several fractures, which forces your ankle out of place and may require that you not put weight on it for a few months. The more bones that are broken, the more unstable the ankle becomes.  Symptoms include immediate and severe pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness when touched, inability to put any weight on the injured foot, or deformity, particularly if there is a dislocation as well as a fracture.

Biceps Tendon Tear Treatment

The biceps muscle is located between the shoulder and the elbow on the front of the upper arm.  A tear in this muscle can be partial or complete, either at the shoulder or the elbow.  Symptoms include sudden, sharp pain in the upper arm, sometimes an audible pop or snap, cramping of the biceps muscle with strenuous use of the arm, bruising from the middle of the upper arm down toward the elbow, pain or tenderness at the shoulder and the elbow, weakness in the shoulder and the elbow, and difficulty turning the arm palm up or palm down

Knee Ligament Injuries- ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL Treatment

A ligament is a short band of tough fibrous connective tissue. Ligaments connect bones to other bones in and around joints. Ligaments limit the amount of mobility of a joint, or prevent certain movements altogether. You can injure a knee ligament through a sharp change in direction, landing wrong from a jump, or the most common a blunt force hit to the joint. Commonly, this type of injury is called a sprain. The sprain can be an overstretch, a partial tear, or a complete tear. Symptoms include pain (often sudden and severe), a loud pop or snap during the injury, swelling within the first 24 hours after the injury, a feeling of looseness in the joint, and inability to put weight on the joint without pain, or any weight at all.

Lower Back Pain Treatment

Low Back Pain is a nonspecific, general pain/discomfort in your lower back. While this sounds fairly straightforward, it is anything but. Sources of pain can include disc pathology, joint restriction/fixation, muscular restriction, spasm, and inflammation.

Meniscus Tear Treatment

The meniscus is a fibrocartilage structure located inside the knee joint that functions in providing cushioning for your knee. Furthermore, this cushioning functions in distributing synovial fluid in your knee to keep it moving properly as well as distributing the weight bearing forces throughout your knee. Symptoms can include feeling pain, buckling, instability, locking, and catching.