Summer is the time for being outside and enjoying your favorite activities. But for those of you suffering from a sports injury, it can be a frustrating time as you search for answers and a solution to your pain.
In a popular sport like rowing, athletes put a unique kind of strain on their bodies. If you watch from the shore it looks as though they are gliding across the water, but get in the boat and you’ll see exactly the kind of precise, one-sided, repetitive movement that can lead to full-blown injury. Dr. Erik Brand, a sports medicine specialist, treats a lot of athletes with rowing injuries. From the shoulder to the knee, the rib or the low back, his goal is to diagnose the pain, treat it, and get his patients back to the sport they love. Here’s how he says rowers can get the answers they need to get back out on the water:
Have a nagging sports injury? Click here to find out what our experts have to say about when you should ignore the pain and when it’s time to ask for help.
At Center for Diagnostic Imaging we offer evening and weekend appointments so you can get in quickly, receive the right diagnosis and work with your doctor to plan a road map to recovery. Learn more at myCDI.com/WA.
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