Sports Medicine

Chad Stephens, DO -  - Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine Physician

Noble Pain Management & Sports Medicine

Chad Stephens, DO

Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine Physician located in Southlake, TX & Fort Worth, TX

When you have limited joint mobility, doing your best on the court or field becomes a challenge. Chad Stephens, DO, at Noble Pain Management & Sports Medicine in Southlake and Fort Worth, Texas, can improve your range of motion from sports injuries, as well as provide treatment for concussions through the latest minimally invasive treatments, including SphenoCath. For expert sports medicine treatment and therapies, call the office today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What types of sports injuries does a sports medicine doctor treat?

A sports medicine doctor specializes in treating nearly any condition that is associated with sports or physical activity injury. Dr. Stephens prides himself on using minimally invasive techniques to help treat bone fractures, knee injuries, tendon and ligament tears, neck injuries, spinal injuries, and many other kinds of injuries. TenJet is a relatively fast treatment Dr. Stephens uses to reduce chronic tendon pain.

Dr. Stephens can also help treat your concussion through the use of SphenoCath. This treatment helps nerve impulses be temporarily blocked, providing relief from various types of pain associated with your concussion.

Who can see a sports medicine doctor?

While many people believe that sports medicine doctors only treat professional athletes, it is actually a misconception. A sports medicine specialist treats many different people, including amateur athletes and people who aren't very athletic at all.

For example, a person can sustain a serious injury like a meniscus tear when they try to lift something much heavier than they are accustomed to. A sports medicine doctor treats certain injury types rather than certain types of people, so anyone is welcome to seek treatment from Dr. Stephens at Noble Pain Management & Sports Medicine today.

What are the indicators of common sports injuries?

The indicators of a sports injury will vary considerably based on the specific injury. It is common to see swelling and redness in the injured area, and this is often accompanied by either a dull pain or an intermittent sharp pain.

Some sports injuries are discovered when a person has muscle soreness that doesn't go away, even after rest. In some cases, a sports injury will be noticed by the clearly visible muscle spasms that may occur just beneath the skin. If an injury doesn't get better with a few days of rest, it is time to seek help, especially if the pain is persistent. Trying to walk on an injury, or trying to ignore the injury, will often result in it worsening.

If you believe you were injured playing sports or want to know how to prevent injuries while playing sports, call Noble Pain Management & Sports Medicine today.