Start the New Year without Nagging Pain FAST!

Many are starting their New Years resolutions regime, which almost always includes getting in better shape and losing weight.   But for some athletes, they would just like to start the year without nagging tendon pain.  Bright McConnell, III M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with Charleston Sports Medicine, treats athletes that suffer from injuries that may prevent them from their training.   He states, “Tendon pain is a serious issue for athletes.  While the traditional rehabilitation works for many, about thirty percent still have some discomfort, these patients are excellent candidates for the FAST procedure.”

The FAST procedure, or focused aspiration of soft tissue, is a minimally invasive procedure that requires no incisions and minimal downtime post procedure.   Dr. McConnell explains, “This procedure uses the probe the size of a toothpick guided by an ultrasound.  We can achieve the same results as open surgery for patients suffering from tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, swimmer’s shoulder, plantar fasciitis, Achilles strain and general tendon pain.  The response to this procedure from local athletes has been overwhelmingly positive.”

A clinical evaluation is used to determine if an athlete is a good candidate for the FAST procedure.  Dr. McConnell is the only orthopedic surgeon locally performing the FAST procedure.  To learn more, Click Here  or call 843-284-5200 to schedule a consultation.