Pain management in sport: therapeutic injections

Nathan P. Olafsen, Stanley A. Herring

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Corticosteroid, hyaluronic acid, and platelet-rich plasma injections are commonly utilized when managing pain and injury in the athlete. Although there is ample scientific literature on these injection types, there is a paucity of evidence guiding the use of any of these modalities in a younger, athletic population. Injection strategies should be used as just one aspect of a detailed and athlete-specific return to sport and rehabilitation plan. More high-quality research is needed to determine the most appropriate and optimum injection use in the management of painful musculoskeletal conditions, including patient factors and injection formulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Clinical Neurology
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Publication series

NameHandbook of Clinical Neurology
ISSN (Print)0072-9752
ISSN (Electronic)2212-4152


  • comprehensive care
  • corticosteroid
  • evidence-based
  • hyaluronic acid
  • platelet-rich plasma


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