Sports Medicine

New Jersey Sports Medicine

As an athlete, nothing keeps you off the court or the track – except an injury. If you’ve hurt your neck, back, or shoulder or aren’t sure what’s causing your pain, Bergen Pain Management can help you return to the gym or the playing field as soon as possible. Dr. Ragukonis provides patients throughout Bergen, Hudson, Union, Morris, Essex, and Passaic Counties in New Jersey with advanced nonsurgical treatments to support healthy recovery, relieve pain, and restore function.

What is Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine encompasses a wide range of conditions and treatments. Not just for professional athletes, sports medicine care is available for any person who sustains an injury playing sports or working out, as well as those injured in the performance of physically demanding work.

Dr. Thomas Ragukonis, a double board-certified physician, provides treatment for patients suffering from a sports related injury, offering personalized treatment plans for every individual he sees. By consulting with physical therapists, neurosurgeons, and orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Ragukonis helps achieve proper healing to get you back to an active lifestyle and the activities you love.

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Conditions We Treat

Bergen Pain Management’s sports medicine services cover a broad range of sports-related injuries and other conditions you might struggle with. Some of the most common issues we treat include, but are not limited to:

  • Herniated Disc: When the outer wall of a vertebral disc tears, the soft material inside begins to leak and compress nearby nerves. We treat cervical, lumbar, and thoracic
  • Muscle Spasm: These sudden, involuntary muscle movements are often the result of stress, excessive exercise, or dehydration. We can help you regain control and get back on your feet.
  • Achilles Tendinitis: Common in runners and middle-aged athletes, Achilles tendinitis occurs as a result of overuse. We can treat every level of tendinitis, from mild pain to a full tendon tear.
  • Little League Elbow: This is a common overuse injury that is often seen in baseball players and other athletes who frequently throw. Our treatments include rest, rehabilitation, and therapy.
  • Ankle Ligament Damage: If you have recently injured the ligaments in your ankle, Bergen Pain Management can help with a range of proven treatments to get you back on the field.
  • Knee Injuries: Knee injuries are common, especially in basketball, soccer, football, and other sports that require sharp turns or cutting movements. The most frequently seen include meniscus tears, which are caused by sudden twists, and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, a result of sudden stops and directional changes. Medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears occur after a sharp blow to the knee.
  • Shoulder Injuries: Throwing, reaching, falling, and lifting can all cause shoulder injuries leading to lost function and discomfort. Common among them are rotator cuff tears due to repetitive overhead movements during exercise, sports, and work.

Trusted Sports Medicine Care

While some patients with sports injuries require surgery, this isn’t always the case. At Bergen Pain Management, Dr. Ragukonis provides a variety of noninvasive and minimally invasive treatments to restore functionality with reduced recovery time. With a combination of rehabilitation, pain management, and other advanced techniques, you can eliminate discomfort and improve mobility without the need for surgical intervention.

To learn more about treatment at Bergen Pain Management, contact us today. Our convenient locations in Paramus, West New York, and Union, NJ, are easily accessible for residents of Bergen, Hudson, Union, Morris, Essex, and Passaic Counties, ensuring you can receive the quality care you deserve.