Sports Injuries Specialist

Mikhail Solomonov, MD -  - Pain Management Specialist

Pain Management and Anesthesiology of NJ

Mikhail Solomonov, MD

Pain Management Specialist located in Cedar Knolls, NJ

If a rotator cuff or other sports injury have sidelined you from your favorite activities, Dr. Mikhail Solomonov of Pain Management and Anesthesiology of NJ, in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey offers surgery-free treatments, including stem cell and platelet rich plasma therapies, trigger point injections, epidural injections, and facet joint injections. He’s helped numerous men and women from throughout Tri-State Area overcome rotator cuff and other sports injury pain and get back in the game.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are Common Sports Injuries?

Dr. Solomonov helps patients who suffer from the full spectrum of painful sports injuries. This includes repetitive stress ailments that have developed over time, such tennis elbow, runner’s knee, or lower back pain, to sprains and fractures resulting from a sudden accident. Among the common sports injuries Dr. Solomonov frequently treats are:

  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Knee tendonitis
  • ACL and meniscus tears  
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Dislocations
  • Joint pain

What are the Most Common Reasons for Sports Injuries?

Sports injuries can result from a variety of issues. These include:

  • Accidents
  • Poor training practices
  • Improper gear
  • Being out of shape (weekend warriors)
  • Not warming up properly
  • Structural abnormalities or muscle weakness

How Does Dr. Solomonov Treat Rotator Cuff and Other Sports Injuries?

Dr. Solomonov offers customized treatment plans to address the specific needs of each of patient. Pain relief regimens may be as simple as rest, cryotherapy, or physical therapy. Other injuries may require more advanced treatments, such as precise, guided by live X-ray or/and ultrasound injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cell therapy.

How is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Used in Treating Sports Injuries?

PRP injections can be an effective treatment for rotator cuff and joint, tendon, and muscle injuries. Dr. Solomonov uses your own platelets and plasma to deliver a concentrated dose of the biologically active proteins that support and dramatically enhance your body’s healing process. In addition, the injections, guided for accuracy by either ultrasound or fluoroscopy (a real-time X-ray), stimulate an immunologic response where your body sends oxygen and nutrients to the injured tissue which aids in the healing process as well as the growth of new cells in the muscles and tendons.  

How is Stem Cell Therapy Used in Treating Sports Injuries?

As with PRP injections, Dr. Solomonov uses image guidance for accuracy and precision, as he injects the mesenchymal stem cells into the injured area to encourage regenerate damaged tissue, tendons, ligaments, or cartilage. Professional athletes have been enjoying the amazing healing benefits of both PRP and stem cell therapy for over a decade. These well-researched and extremely safe treatments are now widely used to facilitate recovery from an assortment of sports injuries.