Sports Medicine

Express Family Clinic

Family Practice located in Allen, TX

Participating in sports is a great way to stay physically fit. Many sports, however, also put you at increased risk of injury or developing chronic pain from repetitive motions and high-impact activities. At Express Medical Clinic in Allen, Texas, Pradeep Parihar, MD has received fellowship training in sports medicine and can diagnose and treat a variety of common sports injuries, using the latest advancements and technology. He focuses on alleviating your pain and getting you back in the game. Learn more about sports medicine by calling the office, booking an appointment online, or visiting the clinic as a walk-in for urgent care.

Sports Medicine Q & A

Express Family Clinic

Which sports medicine services do you offer?

Dr. Parihar offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to help athletes recover from injuries and prevent injury-related complications. As an experienced sports medicine doctor, he can treat casual athletes who play on the weekends or professional athletes who want to improve their performance.

At Express Medical Clinic, you can receive urgent care services for recent sports injuries on a walk-in basis.

What conditions does sports medicine address?

Dr. Parihar can diagnose and treat common sports injuries, including:

  • Deep tissue bruising
  • Sprains and strains
  • Bone fractures
  • Nerve injuries
  • Ligament and tendon tears

These injuries most often affect your feet and ankles due to the impact on your body from running and jumping. Arm and shoulder injuries are also common as the result of the repetitive motion from swinging a bat or a racquet. Many sprains and fractures occur from direct trauma or fall during play.

Which treatment options are available for sports injuries?

Once Dr. Parihar diagnoses your condition or identifies the cause of your pain, he customizes a treatment plan to address your pain and restore your functionality.

For sports injuries that result in a muscle strain or sprain, he may recommend plenty of rest and ice or heat therapy. To alleviate pain and swelling, Dr. Parihar may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories to keep you comfortable. He may also use a device to limit your movement in the affected area.

For fractures or breaks, you likely will need a surgical procedure to reset the bone into place. You may need to wear a cast for a period to allow your bones to heal correctly.

Dr. Parihar also offers joint injections to control inflammation and pain in joints damaged by injury or overuse. He can determine if injections are the right treatment option for you based on your specific needs and level of pain

Will I need physical therapy?

In many cases, sports injuries also require physical therapy to help you strengthen your muscles and improve your flexibility.

Dr. Parihar can recommend a qualified physical therapist to work with you on restoring functionality in the injured area. He may also suggest home exercises to keep your circulation moving and prepare you for getting back into your favorite sport.

To learn more about available sports medicine services, schedule a consultation online or by calling the office directly.