Sports Medicine Specialist

Center for Pain Management and Rehab -  - Pain & Regenerative Medicine

Center for Pain Management and Rehab

Pain & Regenerative Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Peoria, IL

There’s only one thing that’s more important than getting back in the game after an injury, and that’s returning to play just as strong as you were before the injury. Yibing Li, MD, and the team at the Center for Pain Management and Rehab in Peoria, Illinois, have extensive experience in sports medicine. They work closely with athletes, using cutting-edge regenerative therapies and physical rehabilitation to ensure you heal and regain optimal strength. You can depend on Dr. Li, an expert actively researching and publishing cutting-edge studies in regenerative medicine. To schedule an appointment, call or connect through online booking today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What injuries do sports medicine specialists treat?

Sports medicine specialists treat any injury suffered during athletic activity. Though competitive athletes have the highest risk, anyone can end up with a sports injury.

The most common sports injuries include:

  • Sprained ankle
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Runner’s knee

When you want to heal and recover quickly, nothing works better than regenerative medicine. Dr. Li’s research shows that regenerative therapies offer a safe and effective option for sports injuries. 

What symptoms do sports medicine specialists treat?

Sports injuries cause symptoms such as: 

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Joint instability
  • Limited mobility
  • Muscle weakness
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Inability to use the affected limb

Even if your symptoms are mild, you should have your injury examined. Continuing to use damaged muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones only leads to progressive damage and joint instability. 

How do sports medicine specialists treat injuries?

Your provider at the Center for Pain Management and Rehab offers holistic care. They combine regenerative therapies with physical therapy and rehabilitation that’s customized for your sport. Their goal is to have you quickly return to play, resume your previous activities, and enjoy life. 

What type of regenerative medicine might I receive for a sports injury?

Regenerative therapies are noninvasive (you don’t need surgery) and you won’t need long-term pain medications. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) injections
  • Amniotic stem cell therapy
  • Adult stem cell therapy
  • Fluid Flow™ amniotic fluid allograft
  • Umbilical cord Wharton’s jelly biocellular allograft therapy
  • Prolotherapy

PRP and PRF are both produced from a sample of your blood. They contain platelets that release growth factors, but PRF also has other healing cells from your blood. 

Both treatments accelerate healing, regulate inflammation, and recruit stem cells that regenerate new tissues to fully heal your injury.

Your provider obtains adult stem cells, called mesenchymal stem cells, from your bone marrow. These stem cells offer exceptional healing power for sports injuries because they regenerate ligaments, tendons, cartilage, muscles, and bones.

Amniotic and umbilical treatments also promote healing. They come from tissues donated by mothers after a healthy delivery. The tissues are examined and processed to ensure they’re safe for your treatment. 

Prolotherapy is an injection containing dextrose, which triggers your body’s healing response. In some cases, the sugar solution is combined with PRP or other regenerative cells.

If you need to rehabilitate from a sports injury, call the Center for Pain Management and Rehab or book an appointment online today.

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