Sports Medicine Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
Individuals of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds deserve the highest quality of orthopedic care. At DCPP, we understand how important movement is to our patients to maintain physical and mental health.
Dr. Emily Scott, a board-certified family medicine and sports medicine physician, is here to evaluate and treat orthopedic conditions of all joints, bone, muscle, ligament, and tendon disorders with non-surgical treatments. As a Pittsburgh-area sports medicine specialist, she offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for athletes of all levels. Our goal is to provide effective, individualized care for each patient.
If you’re ready to get back to the activities you love, please contact us today for an appointment. We look forward to helping you get back to the sport you love!
Sports-Related Injury Care | Pittsburgh
Comprehensive Sports Medicine Treatment
At DCPP, we treat a range of sports-related injuries and conditions, including:
- Neck and back pain
- Occipital neuralgia
- Rotator cuff tendinosis
- Subacromial bursitis
- Biceps tendinitis
- Tennis elbow/golfer's elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
- Labral tear
- Greater trochanteric bursitis
- IT band syndrome
- Baker's cyst
- Jumper's/runner's knee
- Patellofemoral syndrome
- Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Morton's neuroma
Dr. Scott offers a number of treatment options for athletes, including:
Dry needling: Thin needles are inserted into tight muscles and trigger points to decrease tightness, increase blood flow, and reduce local and referred pain. This technique is called "dry" because nothing is injected.
Trigger point injections: A small amount of anesthetic (numbing medicine) is injected into tight muscles and trigger points to decrease tightness, increase blood flow, and reduce local and referred pain.
Ultrasound-guided injections (joint, soft tissue): Ultrasound guidance allows the physician to visualize the targeted area ensuring safety and confirmation of injection into the correct site.
Corticosteroid injections: Steroid injections may be used to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling, and improve function.
Prolotherapy: Dextrose solution (sugar water) is injected into an area of injury to promote inflammation and healing
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): A small amount of blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to separate the components of blood, and the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is isolated. PRP has a high concentration of healing factors and is used for injection into an area of injury to promote healing.
Nerve blocks: Anesthetic (numbing medicine) is injected around a nerve to disrupt pain signals and improve pain.