Sports Injuries Specialist

Joseph Cabaret, MD

Interventional Pain Specialist & Addiction Medicine Specialist located in Camarillo, CA

Your sports injury could be healing faster than you thought with the help of regenerative medicine. Triple board-certified Joseph A. Cabaret, MD in Camarillo, California is an interventional pain specialist using innovative regenerative therapies to heal and repair sports-related injuries. Call Dr. Cabaret or schedule an appointment online to learn more today.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What is a sports injury?

Sports injuries occur when the fibers, tendons, or muscles connecting your bones and joints are injured. Sports injuries are common, and a few examples include:

  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Pulled groin
  • Tennis elbow
  • Strained hamstring
  • Knee injury
  • Ankle sprain

When left untreated, sports-related injuries can lead to long-term or chronic pain and increase your risk of reinjury.

What causes a sports injury?

Sports injuries are often the result of poor training practices. Increasing your exercise duration or intensity too quickly, or exercising through pain, can easily result in an injury.

In addition to trauma from high-impact sports, common causes of sports injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Overuse: often seen in long-distance running
  • Body architecture: high arches, flat feet, uneven legs, or bowlegs can cause an uneven gait while running, leading to strain
  • Pronation: stress can be placed unevenly on leg ligaments and muscles if your foot rolls inward after your heel hits the ground
  • Racquet sports: can cause injuries to the elbow and wrist

Diagnosing the cause and extent of your sports injury is critical to receiving proper pain management treatment.

How are sports injuries treated?

While Dr. Cabaret provides care for all types of sports injuries, for milder injuries, he recommends following the PRICE approach in combination with over-the-counter pain relievers:

  • Protect the area from further injury
  • Rest the injury by reducing activity
  • Ice the injury to reduce inflammation
  • Compress the injury with an elastic bandage to reduce swelling
  • Elevate the injury above the heart to reduce swelling

For more serious sports injuries, Dr. Cabaret offers regenerative medicine therapy. Regenerative medicine focuses on using your body’s healthy cells to repair and heal damaged tissue at your injury site.

The type of tissue damage sustained from sports injuries responds positively to these minimally-invasive treatments and reduces the need for pain medication. A few examples of these treatments include:

  • Stem cell therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma treatments
  • Lumbar and cervical facet injections and ablation

Used in combination with a comprehensive pain management strategy, Dr. Cabaret’s combination of regenerative and integrative medicine heal your injury quickly and reduce the likelihood of reinjury in the future.

If you’ve sustained a sports injury, call Dr. Cabaret or make an appointment online today.