If you’re a baseball player you probably know that America’s pastime, while fun, also carries with it an extremely high risk for injury. Whether you’re tagging from second or sliding into third, baseball can be rough on the body, possibly requiring treatment for herniated discs or other conditions. It’s important to recognize the various types of injuries that can occur in order to know how to prevent them and treat them properly.
Herniated disc. This happens when there is a tear in the disc’s outer layer. Discs are the spine’s “shock absorbers” – layers of material between the vertebrae that protect the spine from day-to-day stresses. Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda missed several games in 2009 for a herniated disc. Our Herniated disc treatments can help with the pain, numbness, or weakness in the back, neck, legs or arms.
Torn meniscus. A torn meniscus is a common but very painful baseball injury. The meniscus is the cartilage in the knee that provides cushion and absorbs the shock of stress to that joint. Alex Rodriguez missed a few games in the Yankee’s 2011 season from a torn meniscus. A minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure in the knee can be a low risk solution for this condition.
Tennis elbow. This doesn’t just happen to tennis players; it’s actually common among pitchers as well. In fact, people who have jobs where they have to repeatedly perform the same motion with their arm can suffer from tennis elbow. The tendons joining the forearm muscles on the outer part of the elbow get the brunt of any repetitive motions, resulting in painful damage to the area stemming from overuse. Depending on the injury, we can do a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure in the elbow with little down time.
Treatment for Herniated Discs and Other Injuries
If you’re an avid baseball player, you’re likely to come across one or more of these injuries at least once in your lifetime. The right minimally invasive treatment can not only make you feel better, but also give you back the strength and flexibility necessary to enjoy the game once again.
The key to getting better quickly is finding professionals who understand the full scope of these types of injuries so patients can heal and get back on the field. MISI specialists are ACGME fellowship-trained with the knowledge and expertise to diagnose and treat a wide range of sports-related injuries.
Offering state-of-the-art solutions such innovative pain mapping and minimally invasive procedures with small incisions and faster recovery times, MISI is ahead of the curve when it comes to treating the most common baseball injuries. Our highly qualified doctors can get to the root of the problem so that you can get back on the field. Call MISI today at 855-466-6741 to set up your appointment and get back in the game!