Sports Medicine Specialist

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Interventional Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine located in West Des Moines, IA
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Sports Medicine services offered in West Des Moines, IA

Do you have a sports injury that causes ongoing pain, but you’d like to avoid surgery and other invasive procedures? If so, see the experts at Regenerative Medicine of Iowa, PC, in West Des Moines, Iowa. Board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Michael D. Jackson, MD, FAAPMR, offers holistic sports medicine treatments to restore musculoskeletal function without any downtime. Call the office to learn more about your options or use the online scheduler today.

Sports Medicine Q&A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine at Regenerative Medicine of Iowa, PC, uses interventional physical medicine and rehabilitation to care for patients suffering from sports injuries. Common types of sports injuries include sprains, strains, fractures, tendonitis, knee problems, shoulder injuries, and more.

Dr. Jackson diagnoses the problem and tailors each treatment to help you get back out on the court, field, or rink as quick as possible.

What are the symptoms of sports injuries?

The common symptoms of sports injuries include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Bruising
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Weakness
  • Limited mobility
  • Tenderness
  • Visible tissue deformities
  • Pain

Discomfort associated with sports injuries could be mild, moderate, or severe. It may get worse over time without treatment or come and go. Sometimes, sports injuries heal on their own or with home remedies.

Common reasons for sports injuries include improper training, overtraining, playing contact sports, and not warming up properly or stretching.

Which sports medicine treatment is right for me?

Dr. Jackson determines which sports injury you have using various methods. He discusses your symptoms, lifestyle habits, and medical history. Dr. Jackson completes a physical exam, checks your vital signs, orders blood tests if needed, and may recommend imaging procedures like X-rays or musculoskeletal ultrasounds.

What are my sports medicine options?

Regenerative Medicine of Iowa, PC, offers the following sports medicine treatments to speed up healing and diminish pain:

Home remedies

Things you can do at home to reduce pain caused by sports injuries include resting the injured body part, using ice or heat packs, trying compression, or wearing a brace, splint, or cast.

Physical therapy

Regenerative Medicine of Iowa, PC, offers physical therapy to stimulate healing after an injury. It strengthens affected tissues, reduces pain, and lessens your risk of reinjury. Dr. Jackson helps you complete injury-specific strength exercises and stretches.

Autologous orthobiologics 

Autologous orthobiologics uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or other cells sourced from your own body to stimulate new cell growth and accelerate healing naturally.

Ultrasound-guided injections

Dr. Jackson offers ultrasound-guided injections containing corticosteroids or other substances that reduce inflammation and pain after a sports injury.

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)

ESWT uses noninvasive, painless, acoustic shockwave energy to promote the natural healing of sports-related injuries.


TenJet technology uses a needlelike device and high-velocity saline to remove diseased tissues without affecting surrounding healthy cells.

To learn more about sports medicine at Regenerative Medicine of Iowa, PC, call or schedule an appointment online today.

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