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Sports Medicine

Improve your well-being and athletic potential with state of the art regenerative medicine treatment by a double-board certified Sports Medicine Physician

Personalized care for your benefit.

As an avid weightlifter, mountain biker and swimmer, Dr. Hoffman can commiserate with injuries causing setbacks to training. Whether you’ve just injured yourself at the gym or you’ve had a painful joint for a few months, Dr. Hoffman can help to diagnose and treat you getting you back to your best self.

Our Services.

We work hand-in-hand with our patients to create care plans and objectives that improve their health.

Testosterone Optimization

At Skin & Bone Docs we strive to treat the athlete as a whole person, not just your aching joints or injuries. One way Dr. Hoffman works to do this is by offering hormone replacement therapy for the male athlete. Like the rest of his sports medicine practice, this aspect too is done concierge style. If you feel less energetic, fatigue sooner than your use to at the gym or are losing muscle mass and gaining unwanted fat, schedule your consultation for testosterone replacement therapy.

Amniotic Membrane Injections

Amniotic membrane is full of growth factors, similar to PRP, and can be used to treat similar problems.

Dry Needling

Muscles sometimes develop knotted areas called trigger points. These trigger points are highly sensitive and can be painful when touched. They are also often the cause of referred pain (or pain that affects another part of the body). Clinicians push thin solid needles through the skin into trigger points. The needles are used to stimulate the tissue, not to inject medication.

Steroid Injections

These are basic joint or tendon sheath injections using a corticosteroid plus lidocaine; this is often an initial option for pain relief before moving to one of the regenerative treatments such as PRP, prolo and amniotic fluid. It can help eliminate inflammation and pain but won’t heal torn tissues.

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

Platelets are the part of blood cells that initiate and facilitate healing. PRP creates a controlled inflammatory state within a damaged tissue that we want to heal. Utilizing the body’s own blood and cells and injecting them with ultrasound guidance into the damaged tissue, Dr. Hoffman can help your body heal itself. There are many innovative and exciting ways this is used, including strains and muscular tears.

Peptide Therapy

Along with TRT, Dr. Hoffman offers a variety of options for those interested in peptide therapy. The growth hormone secretagogues are not quite bio-identical to growth hormone releasing hormone, but they all act to help the body release more of its own growth hormone. In that respect these are safer than treatment with human growth hormone because the potential harm of acromegaly and internal organ growth is hampered by the body’s own feedback inhibition. Dr. Hoffman offers a host of peptide options from sermorelin or ipamorelin independently, to combinations of those secretagogues with GHRP2 and/or GHRP6. Schedule a consultation to learn more.

Diagnostic Ultrasound Exams

As part of your initial visit, the physician will examine the affected joint or limb using ultrasound, providing dynamic imaging and enabling the best treatment possible.

Prolotherapy

This is a minimally invasive treatment for injuries such as ankle sprains by facilitating an inflammatory response of the ligament to decrease healing time. Prolotherapy also can give tremendous relief for arthritis pain, for many patients.

How We Practice Sports Medicine

Every sports medicine injury consultation with Dr. Hoffman includes a musculoskeletal ultrasound examination of the affected joint or muscle. The initial consultation also includes an initial phone consultation to determine the nature of your injury and whether an x-ray will be needed prior to coming in.

Based upon the findings from the physical examination and diagnostic studies, you and Dr. Hoffman will then discuss the best options for getting you back into the activities you love, and at the level you were at prior to injury.

This sports medicine practice is different in that it is concierge style. What does that mean for you as a patient? One thing it means is that you’ll get 30 to 45 minutes face to face with Dr. Hoffman on your initial visit compared to the typical 5-10 minutes at a traditional practice. It also means that we include the diagnostic ultrasound exam with your initial visit. Beyond that, in this day of high deductible insurance plans, it often means you’ll spend less money out of pocket than you would at a traditional practice. Call for details on pricing and to schedule your visit.

Regenerative Treatments

We have a passion for regenerative medicine including prolotherapy and PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatments for injuries. We've seen first hand how effective these are while working with high-level athletes. These treatments also work for weekend warriors and the aging athlete.

Hormone Optimization

If you feel less energetic, fatigue sooner than normal at the gym, and have less energy for activities and relationships - hormone replacement therapy can help. Hormone replacement therapy also helps patients maintain the optimal muscle ratio.

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