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Sports Medicine Specialist

Pinnacle Pain and Spine

Interventional Pain Medicine Physician & Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine Physician located in Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, & Chandler, AZ

Whether you're an Olympian athlete or just enjoy a game with your local team, sports medicine provides valuable support to keep you fit and performing at your best. Matthew Crooks, MD, Jessica Byrd, FNP-C, AP-PMN, and Emma Dambi, FNP-C, at Pinnacle Pain and Spine deliver expert sports medicine services. At their locations in Scottsdale, Chandler, and Fountain Hills, Arizona, you can benefit from cutting-edge therapies like CBD, IV therapy, and regenerative medicine. Call the office nearest you to find out more or book an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q&A

Who can benefit from sports medicine?

Pinnacle Pain and Spine offers specialized sports medicine services to anyone who plays sports or takes part in athletic activities at any level. World-class football players and people who simply enjoy regular exercise can benefit from their expertise in sports medicine.

Dr. Crooks can help you improve your fitness and performance and show you how to avoid injuries as much as possible. If you suffer an injury, he has the specialist knowledge to get you fit and back on the field without losing too much time.

When might I need to see a sports medicine expert?

You can consult with Dr. Crooks about any aspect of your fitness and performance. However, the time when most people need a sports medicine expert is when they incur an injury. 

Common sports injuries include:

  • Meniscal tears
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • ACL tears
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Bicep tendinitis
  • Groin strain
  • Shin splints

With expert treatment from Dr. Crooks, you can regain your fitness without losing your athletic abilities as a result of your injury.

What treatments are used in sports medicine?

There are numerous treatments that provide benefits to those seeking sports medicine. These include medications, braces and orthotics, steroid and viscosupplementation injections, and advanced procedures like radiofrequency ablation.

At Pinnacle Pain and Spine, Dr. Crooks specializes in:

Physical therapy

Physical therapy treatments offered at Pinnacle Pain and Spine include:

  • Sports massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Stretching
  • Injury massage
  • Cupping
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Graston Technique® (GT) therapy

Physical therapies such as these typically form the foundation of your rehabilitation from a sports injury.

CBD

CBD is a chemical extracted from cannabis plants. CBD has no psychoactive effects and isn't prohibited by doping rules in sport. CBD has a variety of benefits, including physiological and biochemical effects that can improve physical sports performance. It's available from Pinnacle Pain and Spine as a salve or capsules.

IV therapy

IV therapy delivers vitamins, minerals, and other substances that address a variety of health issues. 

The Performance Hydration IV for athletes is the perfect option for anyone involved in intense physical activity. It provides essential nutrients, amino acids, and Vitamin C.

Find out how you can benefit from sports medicine by calling Pinnacle Pain and Spine or booking an appointment online today.