MINNEAPOLIS, July 18, 2014 – With the 2014 MLB All-Star Game™ taking Minneapolis by storm this past Tuesday, Consulting Radiologists, Ltd. (CRL) is reminded of the dangers of the game, and is here to offer state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and therapeutic services for your Major Leaguer (or Little Leaguer) today.
Great pitchers can throw 90-100 mile per hour fastballs repetitively, leaving them at risk for shoulder injury due to the high stress involved in the overhead throwing motion. CRL provides low-cost MRI services at multiple locations to aid in the diagnosis of the throwing athlete’s shoulder pain, limited range of motion, or decreased throwing velocity. CRL’s cutting edge MRI facilities produce high resolution images that allow our subspecialty radiologists to provide specific and timely diagnoses.
Concussions are another common injury in sports. For example, this past May, Minnesota Twins centerfielder Aaron Hicks was placed on the seven-day disabled list after showing signs of concussion following a collision with the centerfield wall during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers (AP).
Most concussions can be diagnosed and treated without the use of MRI or CT, but if the injury is severe or the patient displays certain symptoms such as vision changes or loss of coordination, imaging may be indicated to exclude a more serious condition.
Our board-certified radiologists are also available to provide therapeutic injections to treat underlying pain. Elbow pain? Knee pain? Wrist pain? CRL is here to help.
When determining which imaging services are on the roster for the athlete in your family, make your first appointment at CRL. Our top-notch physicians, technologists, nurses, and staff are here to provide quality care to you and your family at an affordable price, so you can be back on the field or cheering in the stands in no time.
Associated Press (2014, May 9). Twins reinstate Hicks from 7-day DL. ESPN. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10909151/minnesota-twins-reinstate-aaron-hicks-7-day-dl)