Know an Athlete? How Musculoskeletal Imaging Can Help

If you or a loved one are an avid athlete, then you know how much an injury can completely throw your routine off balance. Not only can an injury change your day-to-day routine but it can potentially impact the way your body functions for the rest of your life. However, with things like musculoskeletal imaging, sports doctors and surgeons can adequately determine where your injury is arising from and how it can properly be treated. Read on to learn more about musculoskeletal imaging.

What is Musculoskeletal Imaging?
By using radiology frequency and technology, musculoskeletal imaging allows sports doctors and surgeons to properly diagnose potential problems pertaining to bones, joints, soft tissues, and the spine. Through having this precise form of imaging, patients can rest assured that they will get the best treatment possible and that they can get back into the game as soon as possible.

Does Musculoskeletal Imaging Work?
The answer to this question is plain and simple, yes. Obviously there are rare and unique instances in which musculoskeletal imaging can’t pick up or identify a certain problem but for the most part, it is a very effective tool used primarily to help treat athletes with injuries.

Is it Painful?

Yes, visions of the Matrix might pop into your mind when researching musculoskeletal imaging, however, this sort of imaging is pain free and very procedural so you have virtually nothing to worry about. In fact, during the procedure you will only be asked to sit still so that the radiologist can pick up a proper image of the injured part of your body. If you do suffer from extreme anxiety, however, make sure to communicate this to the radiology tech before hand so that they can either speak with your doctor about giving you a sedative or so that they can try to calm you down during the entire procedure.

If you have a sports injury and would like to get to the root of the problem, consider speaking with your sports medicine doctor about musculoskeletal imaging. To learn more about this type of imaging or other radiology treatments, contact our office today!

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