Sports Medicine

Amaro Integrative Medicine

Family Medicine & Integrative Medicine located in Amarillo, TX

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, any sports-related injury can put you out of the game. At Amaro Integrative Medicine in Amarillo, Texas, Justin Amaro, DO, and his medical team offer a variety of sports medicine services, including innovative laser and Prolozone therapies, to lessen your pain and help you recover faster. Dr. Amaro and his dedicated staff help you get back out on the field or court healthier than before. Learn more about available sports medicine services by calling the office directly or using the convenient online booking feature.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What sports medicine services are available?

The team at Amaro Integrative Medicine offers a variety of innovative services to help you recover from sports-related injuries in muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. Depending on your injury, Dr. Amaro can recommend services like MLS Laser Therapy for acute and chronic pain. He also offers:

  • Prolozone treatments
  • Trigger point injections
  • Osteopathic manipulation

With a goal to alleviate your pain and increase your mobility, Dr. Amaro creates a treatment plan, customizing services to meet your needs. He offers comprehensive, non-narcotic medical care for both children and adults.

How does MLS Laser Therapy treat pain?

Dr. Amaro offers this cutting-edge therapy to treat pain and promote faster healing of your injury. MLS Laser Therapy uses laser energy that travels deep within your tissues to trigger your body’s natural healing ability.

Laser energy encourages your body to produce healthy, new cells. Treatment also helps your body repair damaged tissue in your muscles, tendons, and ligaments, ensuring your injury heals faster and more efficiently, without surgery.

What are trigger point injections?

A trigger point injection is a procedure that can relieve pain in your muscles that result when small knots, known as trigger points, form in your back, neck, and limbs.

These painful knots develop when muscles have difficulty relaxing. To address the knots, Dr. Amaro injects small amounts of a steroid and local anesthetic into muscle, reducing tension and pain.

Dr. Amaro performs the injections on an outpatient basis. This type of treatment doesn’t require downtime and you should feel an immediate improvement in your pain and muscle functionality.

How does osteopathic manipulation help with sports injuries?

As a specialist in osteopathic medicine, Dr. Amaro is experienced in using certain hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat a number of muscle and joint-related sports injuries. He uses specialized techniques to move your muscles, including gentle pressure movements and stretching.

These movements can help relieve dysfunction and pain in your muscles and joints. They can also:

  • Improve circulation
  • Address tissue abnormalities
  • Restore balance to muscles
  • Improve range of motion in the joints

Additionally, osteopathic techniques can be highly effective in alleviating chronic pain resulting from sports-related injuries. This helps reduce your dependence on over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers.

For a thorough evaluation of your sports-related injury, schedule an appointment online or call the Amarillo office.