The vast majority of sports injuries can be treated conservatively with one or more of these:
- Medication: In many cases, you can reduce swelling and pain at home with an anti-inflammatory medication. Your doctor will work with you to find the most effective medication with the fewest side effects for your specific case.
- Rest: Some injuries heal in a matter of weeks, while others take more time—and returning to your sport too soon may cause more extensive damage. You may work with your doctor, a coach, or a physical therapist to determine what level of rest you need, and for how long.
- Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation: At UR Medicine Sports Medicine’s Sports and Spine Rehabilitation Centers in Brighton, Greece, Brockport, and Penfield, you will work with physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, and strength and conditioning specialists who are trained in sports rehabilitation. Find out more about our Rehabilitation Centers.