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Sports Medicine


You don’t have to be a member of the practice to be seen for a sports or musculoskeletal type consultation and you will receive the same caring, thorough approach. People from all over the country visit Dr. Niedfeldt for diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, exercise prescriptions, and medical care of active individuals.

As part of the treatment program offered by Dr. Niedfeldt, therapeutic injections are administered for chronic ligament and tendon injuries. These injections may include prolotherapy or platelet-rich plasma therapy.

Prolotherapy is a type of therapy that involves injecting a solution of dextrose, which is essentially sugar water, into the attachment point of the tendon or ligament to the bone. This localized injection results in inflammation, which in turn enhances the supply of blood and nutrients to the affected tissue. As a result, the damaged tissue is stimulated to repair itself in weak areas. This therapy is beneficial for a wide range of musculoskeletal pain conditions, such as sports injuries, arthritis, partially torn tendons, chronic tendonitis, and ligament and cartilage injuries.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment for sports and musculoskeletal injuries is gaining popularity due to its excellent results, backed by research and experience. The procedure involves concentrating the healing elements present in our blood (found in the platelets) and injecting them directly into the affected tissue. This technique is beneficial for sports injuries, chronic ligament and tendon strains that have not responded well to other conservative treatments, and osteoarthritis.

These injection techniques can be useful for:
• Shoulder pain
• Elbow pain – lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
• Hip pain, hip arthritis
• Sports hernias/groin pain
• Hamstring strains
• Knee pain, knee arthritis
• Ankle sprains
• Achilles tendinitis
• Plantar fasciitis
• SI joint/low back pain
• Other chronic tendon or ligament problems

Dr. Niedfeldt will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for you. If you do need surgery, he will help direct you to an excellent surgeon for your particular problem. Call 262.643.4720 or request more information.

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