Sports Injuries

Frank Y. Wei, MD -  - Physical Medicine

Frank Y. Wei, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in the greater Minneapolis area in Edina

Sports injuries are extremely common among Americans today, but far too many sufferers put their long-term health at risk by failing to get the expert care they need. In the greater Minneapolis area in Edina, you can get the expert treatment you need at Frank Y. Wei, M.D., PLLC. Board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, Frank Wei, MD, employs a whole-body approach to healing your sports injury with cutting-edge nonsurgical care. Get back to 100% and be pain-free fast by calling the office or clicking the online scheduler now.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are sports injuries?

A sports injury is any kind of injury that happens while you’re participating in sports or exercise. Some common sports injuries include sprains, strains, fractures, and joint dislocations. 

There are many possible causes, but many sports injuries are tied to overtraining, inadequate conditioning, or poor technique. Of course, sometimes sports injuries are simply accidents, like landing badly after a jump or colliding with another player. 

The most important thing to know about sports injuries is that they’re genuine injuries requiring immediate care. Don’t dismiss a sports injury as “just a pulled muscle” if you’re not certain what you’re dealing with. Continuing your daily routine without getting treatment could easily worsen the injury and potentially cause long-term health repercussions. 

When should I see a physiatrist for a sports injury?

If you have a sports injury involving your muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, nerves, or joints, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist (also known as a physiatrist) like Dr. Wei can get you back to full function. Dr. Wei takes a highly personalized approach to sports medicine treatment that takes your individual needs into account. 

Dr. Wei understands that you want to get back to full health as safely and quickly as possible, and that's why he emphasizes nonsurgical approaches. Dr. Wei focuses on not just healing your injury but also improving your quality of life and whole-body wellness. This whole-body approach means that Dr. Wei can get to the bottom of your injury and make sure it's properly addressed rather than just treating it with a quick-fix solution.

How do you treat sports injuries?

Sports injury treatment often includes several different types of care. At Frank Y. Wei, M.D., PLLC, your sports injury treatment may include:

  • Prescribed physical therapy and exercises
  • Medication
  • Spine, joint, trigger point, or other injections
  • Assistive devices, such as ankle braces or custom orthotics
  • Moist heat therapy 
  • Cryotherapy (cold therapy)
  • Biofeedback
  • Electrotherapy

Dr. Wei coordinates your sports injury treatment, including working with other specialists, where needed, to help you achieve full function once again.

Book your appointment with Minnesota’s leading physical medicine and rehab doctor by calling Frank Y. Wei, M.D., PLLC, today or clicking the online appointment maker anytime. 

 

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