Conditions We Treat

We offer comprehensive orthopedic care, and the list of conditions treated by our medical team is extensive. However, we’ve listed a few of the more common conditions we treat in each of the categories shown here. If you don’t see your condition listed in your category of interest, please ask us about it. We welcome questions about your condition and look forward to discussing available treatments.

img_condition_imgThe ankle functions as a “hinge” where three bones and several ligaments join together, and the foot forms the foundation that supports the entire body. Because the lower leg and foot bear so much of the body’s weight, ankle and foot injuries can happen in an instant. Wearing shoes without good support and frequent walking or running on hard or uneven ground can aggravate the ankles and feet—one misstep can lead to injury. Foot pain can also be caused by diabetes. Therefore, it’s important to treat foot and ankle pain quickly and correctly to prevent any future complications.

Each case of ankle or foot pain is unique, so it’s important to treat the ankle and/or foot within the context of how it interacts with leg and knee. After an accurate diagnosis has been made, we can provide personalized treatment recommendations. Those treatments may be non-surgical or surgical.

Non-surgical techniques might include anti-inflammatories, custom-made footwear (orthotics), corticosteroid injections at the pain site, and physical therapy to help manage pain and restore stability.

Some ankle and foot conditions may require surgery. At OASIS, we employ only the latest surgical technology, such as minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery, which is intended to reduce healing time considerably and restore mobility faster than conventional open surgery. If more complex surgery is needed, such as an ankle replacement or revision of previously failed ankle or foot surgery, you can choose OASIS with confidence. Our medical staff includes Dr. Homam Badri, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon who specializes in complex ankle and foot cases and repair of previously failed ankle and foot surgery. Widely published in the medical literature and consistently at the forefront of ankle and foot medical innovation Dr. Badri is also educates other physicians at seminars globally.

A representative list of common conditions and treatments we offer is shown here, but we treat many other foot and ankle conditions as well. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, or to speak with a foot and ankle specialist.

For more detailed information on specific ankle and foot conditions and treatments, please visit
our Education page.

Conditions

  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Ankle and foot primary and revision surgery
  • Bunions
  • Clubfoot
  • Hammertoe
  • Neuromas and foot nerve pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis

Treatments

  • Ankle replacement
  • Arthritis treatment
  • Arthrodesis
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Bunion repair
  • Flat root reconstruction/li>
  • Fracture repair
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Mesenchymal stem cell therapy
  • Minimally-Invasive surgery
  • Plasma rich platelet (PRP) therapy
  • Reconstructive ankle and foot surgery

oasis-office-visit-300x189Is your injury automobile-related? Our medical and physical therapy teams have extensive experience helping patients with automobile-related injuries and our staff will help make the coordination between the medical practice, attorneys and insurance seamless for you. Because of our in-depth experience, we tend to be more aware of the many different types of injuries resulting from automobile accidents. Our team will ensure you understand any automobile-related injuries you may have incurred and will explain the different types of treatments available to you to help assist with your recovery. Start on your path to healing by calling us today at (844) 366-8800, or click here to submit your appointment request online.

20330187440_9163137fe4_k-300x214Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa, which is a small sac that acts as a protective cushion between moving structures, for example, between bones, muscles, or tendons. However, when a bursa is inflamed, it becomes very painful, even during rest.

Tendons are cord-like structures that attach tendon to bone. Tendonitis is usually caused by overuse. Tendonitis can become a chronic condition if left untreated, so it’s important to get it treated early.

Most often, tendonitis or bursitis involves the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. Onset of pain can be sudden and the pain it causes may be quite severe and can occur suddenly. For example, someone may always sleep on their side. However, one night they cannot sleep on their side because their hip is too painful. A possible cause for that could be bursitis. Because both bursitis and tendonitis are inflammatory conditions, immediate treatment usually includes RICE—Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Anti-inflammatory medications may also provide some relief. However, in some cases, bracing, physical therapy, or surgery are needed to provide relief.

At OASIS, we will conduct a careful examination on your affected area and will provide a specific diagnosis. We will also recommend treatment. Whether you require conservative or more advanced treatment, OASIS can help you every step of the way.

If you believe you might have bursitis or tendonitis, contact us today to arrange for a consultation and learn about all the treatment options available to you.

generalortho-e1446142973770-193x300Cartilage is the tough but flexible tissue that covers the ends of your bones at a joint. When cartilage is healthy, it helps you move by allowing your bones to glide over each other, and it protects your bones by preventing them from rubbing against each other.

When cartilage becomes inflamed or damaged, it can cause pain and restricted movement in the affected joint. If left untreated, it could lead to joint damage and deformity. Sports injuries are common causes of cartilage damage, although genetic factors can be a contributing factor, as can some types of arthritis. A breakdown of cartilage is what causes osteoarthritis.

Knees and shoulders are particularly vulnerable to cartilage tears. A misaligned knee joint can contribute to uneven pressure and cartilage tears, thereby causing a torn piece of cartilage that may move abnormally within a joint. When you hear a person say their knee frequently “gives out”, cartilage damage can be a common cause.

Because cartilage does not have a good blood supply and can’t repair itself, most cartilage tears require surgery for treatment. At OASIS, we treat a large number of cartilage tear cases by using minimally invasive, arthroscopic surgery. Incisions are small, and recovery time is faster than with open surgery.

When cartilage tears or injuries are left untreated, more permanent joint damage can occur. If you believe you may have damaged cartilage, contact us today to arrange for a consultation.

20696340611_58d1d75595_k-247x300Many daily and sports activities contribute to elbow injuries. Repetitive stress, sudden movements, and arthritis can irritate the joint and surrounding tendons. You may notice pain in the joint, nerves, or tendons around your elbow, and that pain might be just a minor annoyance, or extremely painful. Regardless of the severity, our team at OASIS can help.

With a careful examination our medical team can diagnose your elbow condition and discuss treatment options that are right for you. Treatment options may be non-surgical, such as physical therapy or corticosteroid injections, or they might be surgical. If surgery is needed, the latest minimally invasive arthroscopic technology is used whenever possible in order to reduce operative wound size and restore mobility faster.

Keep in mind, however, that an essential component of your elbow recovery will likely be physical therapy, whether you have elbow surgery or not. Depending on the severity of your condition, it may take a few months to heal from elbow surgery and regain your strength and range of motion.

Treating an elbow injury quickly is important in order to prevent further damage. However, we also treat older elbow injuries. A representative list of common elbow conditions and treatments we offer is shown here, but we treat several other conditions as well. If you’re experiencing elbow pain, contact us today to arrange for a consultation.

Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs & fragments
  • Bursitis
  • Distal biceps tendon injury
  • Elbow dislocations
  • Elbow fractures
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Injury to the ulnar nerve (‘funny bone’)
  • Radial tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow

Treatments

  • Bracing
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow fracture surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Plasma rich platelet (PRP) therapy
  • Mesenchymal stem cell therapy

20689577335_f6a73a5625_k-200x300The most common causes of bone fractures are traumatic injuries, prolonged stress from overuse, and bone weakening diseases, such as osteoporosis. Sometimes when a bone breaks, you might hear a snap or cracking sound, or you might feel sharp, deep, or intense pain along with numbness or tingling. Your skin may swell, bruise, or bleed.

There are many different types of fractures. Some fractures are small, such as hairline cracks (a simple fracture), to a bone that has been crushed and broken into several pieces (a complex fracture). Simple fractures may only require casting or splinting treatments, but more complex fractures may need surgical intervention and the installation of hardware to align the bones for proper healing.

Not all fractures are obvious. For example, some fractures are stress fractures, such as shin splints. These are tiny fractures that occur to bone from repetitive weight bearing motions, such as dancing and running. Stress fractures may give you a feeling of soreness in the bone. You may find yourself limping, and the bone might be tender to the touch. Sometimes stress fractures can lead to more serious fractures, so it’s important to listen to the pain signals your body is giving you and seek treatment before the issue escalates.

In addition to diagnosing your fracture, the doctors at OASIS will classify the type of fracture you have in order to plan an appropriate treatment. Fractures are classified by a combination of general terms used to describe their features. A list of fracture classifications and characteristics can be found on the Education page.

Non-surgical treatment of fractures includes immobilizing the affected bone by bracing, soft cast, hard cast, or a similar treatment.

Surgical treatment of fractures depends on the type, severity, and location of the fracture. It may involve the use of internal fixation hardware, such as metal screws, rods, and plates. In other cases, it may also involve the use of bone graft or external fixation devices.

The medical team at OASIS is experienced in treating all types of fractures. If you suspect or know you have a bone fracture, contact us immediately.

20680347062_7d0b247f8b_k-300x214The hands and wrists are vital to even the most basic activities of daily living, but their delicate bone structure and network of nerves make them very vulnerable to injury. OASIS offers treatment for trauma, repetitive stress, and congenital conditions of the bones, joints, tendons and nerves of the hand and wrist.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the many common hand and wrist conditions we treat. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) affects the wrist and hand when pressure builds up within the tunnel because of disease, injury, fluid retention during pregnancy, overuse, or repetitive motions. With carpal tunnel, you may experience tingling, numbness, or aching in your hand and/or wrist. Surgery isn’t always necessary. Conservative treatment using bracing, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory treatments may bring relief over time. If it is determined that surgery is required, minimally invasive surgical procedures are used when possible.

If you’re experiencing hand or wrist pain, we can help. Contact us today to arrange for a consultation.

Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Hand & finger tendon injuries
  • Hand fracture
  • Hand tumors
  • Trigger finger

20103577880_992014d506_k-300x225Hip pain can occur due to a variety of causes, and it is important to get to the bottom of your pain in order to receive the most effective hip pain treatment. Arthritis is a major cause of joint pain and stiffness in the hip. The protective soft tissue in the hip can start to wear away and cause pain. Soft tissue tears, such as labral tears, are also a major cause of hip pain. The labrum is a ring of cartilage that follows the outside rim of the hip socket (acetabulum). It works like a seal or gasket to help hold the ball at the top of your thighbone (femoral head) securely within your hip socket.

Athletes who participate in such sports as ice hockey, soccer, football, golfing and ballet are at higher risk of developing a hip labral tear, but structural abnormalities of the hip also can lead to a hip labral tear. When you have a labral tear, you may feel a locking, clicking or catching sensation in your hip joint. You may also feel pain in your hip or groin and have stiffness or a more restricted range of motion in your hip joint. At OASIS, we use the latest minimally invasive techniques to treat labral tears, and are continually investigating new technologies to treat labral injuries.

Any kind of hip pain that disrupts your daily activities or your sleep should be examined. Keep in mind that hip problems don’t always mean hip pain. Sometimes a hip problem can manifest as thigh or even back pain. If you suffer a fall that results in hip pain, we recommended you get a proper diagnosis to rule out a hip fracture.

If you’re experiencing hip pain, we offer many different therapies that can provide you with pain relief. Contact us today to arrange for a consultation.

Conditions

  • Hip arthritis
  • Hip bursitis
  • Hip impingement
  • Hip labral tear
  • Iliotibial band syndrome

Treatments

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Physical therapy

skiercutout-300x200The knee is a complex and easily injured joint. The femur, or thigh bone, has two round areas of bone (condyles) that articulate on a pad of cartilage called the meniscus. The meniscus is attached to the top of the tibia. The knee cap, or patella, is attached to a tendon that moves it along the patellar grove, which is an indentation in the top part of the lower thigh bone. The knee is stabilized by several ligaments, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the medial collateral ligament (MCL), the lateral collateral ligament (LCL), and the posterior collateral ligament (PCL).

Whether your knee pain is due to traumatic injury, daily wear and tear, or osteoarthritis, we can help treat your condition and get you back to your favorite activities as quickly as possible.

Many common knee injuries involve the ACL, MCL, and PCL. Meniscal tears and osteoarthritis are also found frequently in the knee. In osteoarthritis cases, sometimes only one of the two condyles is affected. In cases where the affected condyle does not respond to conservative treatment, a more bone sparing procedure called a partial knee replacement, or unicompartmental knee replacement, can be done.

If you’re experiencing any kind of knee pain or injury, the medical team at OASIS has the experience you need to help accurately diagnosis your condition, develop a treatment plan, and get you back in motion as quickly as possible. Contact us today to arrange for a consultation.

Conditions

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Chondromalacia
  • Kneecap dislocation
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury
  • Medial cruciate ligament (MCL) injury
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
  • Meniscal tears
  • Osteoarthritis

Treatments

  • ACL surgical reconstruction
  • Bracing
  • LCL surgical reconstruction
  • MCL surgical reconstruction
  • Mesenchymal stem cell therapy
  • Minimally invasive surgical repair
  • PCL surgical reconstruction
  • Physical therapy
  • Plasma rich platelet (PRP) therapy

20265276616_a8ba95a860_k-300x200Neurosurgeons are different from neurologists. When a patient has a neurological disorder requiring frequent care, such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis, a neurologist is often the main care provider. Neurologists don’t perform surgery. Neurosurgeons specialize in evaluating conditions involving the nerves (neural) and performing surgical treatments of the brain, spine, or nervous system.

A neurosurgeon can provide either surgical or non-surgical care depending on the type of injury or illness. They have extensive training in the diagnosis of all neurological diseases, so they often consult with emergency room doctors, neurologists, internists, and orthopedists on more complex cases and perform or assist in procedures involving the delicate neural structures of the body, particularly those of the spine.

The OASIS medical staff includes Dr. Rajnik Raab, a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in in non-surgical and surgical restoration of the cervical and lumbar spine. His particular focus is on the technically precise work involving the delicate neural structures of the spine. Dr. Raab commonly treats degenerative conditions of the spine and has extensive experience performing complex spine surgery, including failed spine surgery revision and spinal cord tumors. Dr. Raab also is well-accustomed to treating cases of traumatic spinal cord injury caused by work, automobile, sports, and daily activity accidents.

A representative list of the more commonly experienced conditions aided by neurosurgical intervention is is shown here, but we treat other neurosurgical conditions as well. Contact us today with any questions you may have about neurosurgical treatment options, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Raab.

Conditions Treated

  • Birth defects of the spine
  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Cranial (skull) base tumors
  • Chronic cervical pain
  • Chronic lumbar pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Peripheral nerve disorders (face, arms, legs, hands, feet)
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spinal tumors (benign and malignant)
  • Spine trauma
  • Stenosis

19706694239_7dfc0812e6_k-300x200Osteoarthritis, sometimes called OA, is a degenerative joint condition that affects the joints. It’s an inflammatory condition that causes the cartilage in the joints to breakdown, and that loss of cartilage can lead to pain. It’s also the most common type of arthritis. Although osteoarthritis is often thought to be an older person’s disease, people in their 20s and 30s can develop osteoarthritis due to joint damage or excessive wear and tear on the joint, and some older people may not develop it at all.

Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease; signs and symptoms gradually worsen over time. Although there is no cure, there are many therapies available that can reduce pain and swelling and allow patients to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. Active management of osteoarthritis is the key to keeping it under control.

Although any joint in the body is susceptible to osteoarthritis, it occurs most commonly in the hips, knees, lower back, and neck.

No two cases of osteoarthritis are alike, so it’s important to be evaluated to better define each person’s situation. Once that is determined, you and your doctor will work together to determine a treatment plan that best fits your needs and lifestyle.

At OASIS, we have extensive experience in treating osteoarthritis, and we stay current with the latest treatment trends and technologies. Take control of your osteoarthritis and make a move toward a pain-free life today by contacting us today to arrange for a consultation.

Osteoarthritis Symptoms

  • Bony enlargements in the middle and end joints of the fingers
  • Joint aching and soreness, especially with movement
  • Joint swelling
  • Pain after overuse
  • Pain after long periods of inactivity
  • Stiffness after periods of rest

20103531058_d88472dc71_k-300x240If your child experiences a bone injury or has a developmental condition of the bones, muscles or spine, you need to be confident they’re receiving corrective treatment from a highly experienced medical team. At OASIS, we have years of experience treating pediatric patients, and we offer gentle and compassionate care to our young patients and their families for a wide range of pediatric conditions. We start with a thorough examination and obtain an exact diagnosis. Next, we work with you and your child to create a personalized treatment plan. That plan may include physical therapy, bracing, splinting or surgery to help your child’s bones and muscles grow as strong and healthy as possible.

In the medical team at OASIS, you will find encouraging and supportive partners who answer your and your child’s questions in patient clear, logical ways that help your child understand the treatment they’re receiving, why they need to have it, and how their body will feel during and after treatment.

Click here to learn more about preparing your child for surgery.

Some of the pediatric conditions we treat are shown here, but this list is not comprehensive.

Contact us today, and start on the path to healing.

Conditions

  • Bone fractures
  • Benign tumors
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Clubfoot
  • Flat foot
  • Dislocated forearm bone
  • Sports injuries, including sprains and strains
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) (displacement of the head of the thighbone)
  • Spine fractures & abnormalities
  • Kyphosis – rounding of the back
  • Lordosis – inward curving of the lower spine
  • Scoliosis – sideways curving of the spine
  • Spinal trauma
  • Tailbone injury

20460674975_dde7d88e1c_k-300x200No one expects to have a traumatic personal injury. But, when it happens, the last thing you need to worry about is finding skilled and caring physicians who can help restore your health. Our medical and physical therapy teams will ensure you understand your condition thoroughly and will provide you with options for treatment that work well with your lifestyle. Start your path to recovery by calling us today at (844) 366-8800, or click here to submit your appointment request online.

oasis-shoulder-187x300The shoulder joint is the body’s most mobile joint. It’s composed of three bones, the humerus (upper arm), which connects into the scapula (shoulder blade) and the clavicle (collar bone). Oasis ShoulderThe shoulder joint is held in place by a system of muscles and tendons called the rotator cuff. A fluid-filled sac (bursa) acts like a cushion for the rotator cuff, and this allows for easy, smooth movement of the shoulder bones.

Injury to the shoulder joint and rotator cuff is often caused by repetitive overhead motions, for example, sports activities such as pitching, tennis, swimming, and weightlifting. However, occupations involving repetitive overhead motions, such as painting, carpentry, stocking shelves, etc. can also lead to rotator cuff and shoulder injuries.

Shoulder injury pain can often result in pain around the entire shoulder area. That includes pain radiating up the neck, through the upper back, as well as down the arm. However, with the accurate diagnosis and treatment from our medical team at OASIS, you can experience a great deal of shoulder pain relief. Because many shoulder injuries are sports injuries, and because our medical team stays up-to-date with the latest surgery techniques, including shoulder arthroscopy, which dramatically reduces recovery and rehab time, we can help get you back in action again more quickly.

If you’re experiencing any kind of shoulder pain or injury, the medical team at OASIS has the experience you need to help accurately diagnosis your condition, develop a treatment plan, and get you back in motion as quickly as possible. Contact us today to arrange for a consultation.

Conditions

  • Collarbone fracture
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder labral tear
  • Shoulder tendonitis
  • Unstable shoulder

Treatments

  • Labral tears
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Posterosuperior rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder surgery rehabilitation

19838040524_04fec1fb0d_k-300x200Back and neck pain can cause limited mobility, disability, and significant decrease in quality of life. Whether your spine condition is due to traumatic injury, overuse, or a congenital birth defect or deformity, we can help. This starts with an accurate diagnosis. Once the origin of pain is accurately diagnosed, an appropriate treatment program can begin.

Back and neck pain does not always require

surgery. Non-surgical treatments, such as the use of anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, bracing, and a daily exercise routine may help some conditions resolve. However, if use of non-surgical options has been exhausted and pain relief has not been satisfactorily achieved, surgery may be required.

Our medical team of board-certified spine and neurosurgeons includes Dr. Bryan J. Massoud and Dr. Rajnik Raab. Dr. Massoud is a leader and instructor in the field of minimally invasive spine and neck surgery and Dr. Raab is a leader and instructor in neurosurgery with a specialization in spine surgery. Both Dr. Massoud and Dr. Raab have been chosen as two of the Top 100 Spine Surgeons and Specialists in America by Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review and by NJ Top Docs as well as receiving other top doctor citations.

Unlike open back surgery, minimally-invasive spine surgery is a muscle- and tissue-sparing procedure developed to reduce pain and produce a quicker recovery time than open back surgery while also reducing risk to the patient. Because the procedure is technically demanding, it’s important to have it performed by a surgeon who has extensive experience in minimally invasive spine surgery.

We treat many other spine conditions in addition to those shown here. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, or to speak with a spine specialist.

For more detailed information on specific spine conditions and treatments, please visit our Education page.

Conditions

  • Bone spurs
  • Bulging disc
  • Disc degeneration
  • Disc tear
  • Facet joint disease
  • Failed back and neck surgery
  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Pinched nerve
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Slipped disc
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

Treatments

  • Cervical endoscopic discectomy
  • Cervical endoscopic foraminotomy
  • Endoscopic facet rhizotomy
  • Endoscopic fusion
  • Endoscopic spine surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar endoscopic discectomy
  • Lumbar endoscopic foraminotomy
  • Radio frequency facet rhizotomy
  • Spinal fusion
  • XLIF

20451983932_1fc4451709_k-200x300With medical staff fellowship-trained and board-certified in orthopedic surgery with additional subspecialty certification in orthopedic sports medicine, OASIS is an excellent choice for all your sports medicine needs. We help people of all ages and athletic abilities recover from sports-related injuries and get back to active lifestyles as quickly as possible and keep you competing at your absolute best.

We treat athletes of all ages and all abilities:

  • Children
  • Adolescents and Teenagers
  • College Athletes
  • Weekend Warriors
  • Masters/Seniors
  • Professionals

We treat a wide variety of sports-related conditions. To learn more about the sports-related conditions we treat and the treatments we offer, click here to find out more.

Many of us are athletes ourselves, and we know you want to get back in the game as quickly as possible. Contact us today for a consultation.

20509416002_39cbe1a376_k-300x200If you’ve sprained your ankle, you know what severe pain is. But how can you tell if it is a strain, a sprain, or a break? The pain is often the same, which is why you need to see the medical team at OASIS.

Sprains occur when a ligament is

overstretched or torn.Ligaments are the soft tissue that connects bone to bone. They stabilize and support the body’s joints. For example, ligaments in the knee connect the upper leg with the lower leg, and this allows you to walk and run. If a sprain is mild, the joint remains stable. A moderate sprain partially tears the ligament, making the joint unstable. When a sprain is severe, the ligaments tear away from the bone, and this affects the function of the joint. Sprained ankles are the most common type of sprain, and a previously sprained ankle is more likely to sprain again.

Strains are a twist, pull and/or tear of a muscle and/or tendon. Tendons are soft tissue that connects muscle to bone. Acute strains, ones that occur suddenly, are caused by stretching or pulling a muscle or tendon. Chronic strains, ones that last over time, are the result of overuse of muscles and tendons, through prolonged, repetitive movement. Not getting enough rest during intense training can cause a strain. With a mild strain, the muscle or tendon is stretched or pulled slightly but not torn. With a moderate strain, the muscle/tendon is overstretched and slightly torn. In a severe strain, there is a serious partial or complete rupture of the muscle and/or tendon, and this requires immediate medical care.

The back, hamstring, and elbow are common strain locations.

Although it’s always wise immediately after an injury to apply RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) to the injury, medical care should be sought as soon as possible to determine the type and severity of the injury and prevent any permanent damage to the joint.

The experienced medical team at OASIS can quickly diagnosis your condition and get you started you on the correct therapy. Time is important when treating sprains and strains (as well as fractures), so obtain care as quickly as possible. Contact us today for a consultation.

20291535035_761cf34956_k-200x300Were you injured on the job? We treat many patients with occupational-related injuries and work with your employer to ensure you have the care you need. Our medical and physical therapy teams have extensive experience helping patients understand and manage their occupational-related injuries. We can help you understand your condition more thoroughly and will work with you to design a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle. Start your path to recovery by calling us today at (844) 366-8800, or click here to submit your appointment request online.

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