Manhattan Sports & Exercise Injury Specialist
Consult a Board-Certified Sports Medicine Doctor
The painful and debilitating effects of a sports injury or exercise injury can plague everyone, from regular exercisers to weekend warriors and aggressive athletes. Our approach to sports medicine addresses exercise injuries that stem from long-term wear and tear damage to soft tissues and joints. Often, acute sports and exercise injuries are caused by a weakening of these same tissues, resulting in posture imbalances and instability.
At Manhattan Sports Therapy, our comprehensive sports medicine program diagnoses and treats exercise injuries such as:
- Achilles tendon injury
- Any type of tendonitis or tendonosis
- Back pain and neck pain
- Bone spurs
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
- Frozen shoulder or shoulder instability
- Groin injury
- Hip flexor strain
- Knee injury
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shin splints and stress fractures
- Sprain/strain of ligament, muscle, joint or tendon
- Tennis elbow and golf elbow
- …and many more
Sports Medicine & Exercise Injury Types
Athletic injuries or exercise injuries are typically categorized in two ways:
- Traumatic — An acute exercise injury that occurs suddenly; causes severe pain that inhibits the movement or weight-bearing ability of a certain part of the body.
- Overuse — An exercise injury of repetitive motion and strain; usually a constant, dull pain while playing or exercising, or before and after activity.
Overuse Syndrome in Sports Medicine
For most adults, overuse and general wear and tear are to blame for a sports injury or exercise injury. Sports medicine therapies repair soft tissue and joint inflammation caused by repetitive motion and constant strain. The demands we place on our musculoskeletal system through sports and exercise can be more difficult to absorb as we age. Over a prolonged period of time, the damage from poor conditioning or constant strain may go unnoticed until pain symptoms present.
- Phase 1: Pain or discomfort felt after activity
- Phase 2: Pain or weakening toward the end of an activity
- Phase 3: Impaired performance
- Phase 4: Pain during all activity
Without proper treatment, an overuse injury becomes a debilitating cycle from which our bodies are not given a chance to recover. As a Manhattan sports medicine specialist, Dr. Nemirovsky is adept at diagnosing the root of an exercise injury and integrating the most effective and conservative treatments for recovery and pain relief.
- The benefit of sports medicine is the treatment of muscular or skeletal injury alongside your sports participation. This means you don’t necessarily need to stop playing in order to heal; our board-certified Manhattan sports medicine doctor can help you recover without completely pausing your active lifestyle.
In sports medicine, traumatic injuries are classified based on severity:
- First Degree/Mild: Can bear weight, no pain when involved tissue is in a neutral position
- Second Degree/Moderate: Pain when bearing weight, neutral position requires support
- Third Degree/Severe: Usually requires hospitalization or surgery due to extensive damage to soft tissues, joints, or bones
Treating Exercise Injury with Sports Medicine
It is important to seek diagnosis and treatment from a sports medicine specialist immediately following your exercise injury. The care you receive at Manhattan Sports Therapy will reduce the duration of your injury and restore pain-free function.
Dr. Nemirovsky will establish whether your exercise injury is the result of a traumatic event, overuse, or a combination of the two. Often strength and muscle imbalances, general inflexibility, or poor fitness and conditioning are the root of both types of injuries.
General exercise injury recovery schedule with conservative sports medicine:
- Acute Inflammatory Phase: 48 to 72 hours
- Repair and Regeneration Phase: 48 hours to 6 weeks
- Remolding and Rehabilitation Phase: 3 weeks to 12 months
Integrating the latest advancements, Dr. Nemirovsky combines Active Release Technique® (ART), Cold-Laser Light Therapy, and Cox Flexion Distraction Technique for correction and restoration. This layered approach to sports medicine, physical therapy, and chiropractic care start with the manipulation and mobilization of soft tissues and joints to repair musculoskeletal problems.
Using Sports Medicine to Prevent Exercise Injury
Athletes and active adults also benefit from Dr. Nemirovsky’s musculoskeletal analysis prior to an injury. Sports medicine prevention strategies are elevated by his expert assessment of any dysfunctions that could lead to an exercise injury and pain in the future. His preventative treatments and advice can significantly optimize your performance and reduce your risk of exercise injury.
- You also play a critical role in your rehabilitation and prevention of injury:
- Always follow a routine of a proper warm-up, hydration, nutrition, and cool-down
- Spread your athletic participation throughout the week to avoid excessive strain on the weekends
- Consult with Dr. Nemirovsky on the proper exercise injury prevention techniques for your sport of choice
- Always use the proper safety equipment and protective gear
- Know your limits and build your participation in a new sport gradually
- Support your athletic participation with proper strength and cardio training
- Avoid repetitive strain of soft tissues and joints by varying the activities you participate in
- Don’t ignore an exercise injury or pain; seek proper diagnosis and treatment immediately
Treating Athletes & Patients Throughout NY
Meet Dr. Rolland Nemirovsky
Dr. Nemirovsky proudly treats elite athletes, celebrities, and patients throughout the New York area. Even if you consider yourself as an everyday exercise enthusiast, our Board Certified therapist understands your goals, and most importantly, understands your fitness level. Dr. Rolland Nemirovsky has undergone all the necessary hours of training needed to performance the most cutting-edge practices in sports injury treatment and prevention.