Having participated in a variety of sports from a young age, Dr. Chong’s passion for setting and exceeding physical goals started early in life. After discovering his love of powerlifting, he began entering and winning various competitions throughout the state.
As an athlete, Dr. Chong’s goal has always been to better himself by maximizing his performance. As a doctor caring for athletes with similar goals, his treatment of his patients reflects that.
From regenerative medicine therapy to ultrasounds, Dr. Chong’s skills in evaluating and treating sports injuries are only matched by his passion for improving both physically and mentally.
Always seeking ways to maximize athletic performance and rehabilitate sports-related injuries, Dr. Chong has developed his expertise in delivering PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections.
Iovera is an FDA-cleared treatment used to help relieve pain. This treatment can be done in our office and lasts up to 90 days. By using extreme cold on targeted nerves, Iovera stops pain signals without damaging or destroying surrounding tissues. For more information, visit the Iovera website or contact our office.
Red Light Therapy is a new and upcoming form of treatment that can be used to accelerate recovery, reduce chronic pain and inflammation, increase collagen production, and aid in weight loss. We recently introduced this treatment form into our practice to be used as a continued form of treatment or in conjunction with our other services. For more information, please reach out to our office.
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is a form of therapy that uses your body’s inherent healing abilities to help chronic injuries. By collecting blood and spinning it in the centrifuge, we are concentrating the amount of healing factors in a sample. We then inject this plasma into an injury. The healing factors promote the healing cascade thereby providing some relief and rejuvenation.
Extracorporeal Pulse Activated Technology is a form of shockwave therapy used in musculoskeletal injuries. This treatment uses sound waves to penetrate tissue and target injuries without being as invasive as injections or surgery. The sound waves initiate the healing process by increasing vascularization to the injury.
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging
Ultrasound imaging can be used for a number of different things. Dr. Chong specializes in the use of ultrasound to examine musculoskeletal injuries. This form of imaging provides a better examination than x-rays, which only show a snapshot of skeletal complexes. Ultrasound imaging provides a real time, in office view of bone, muscle, cartilage, and even nerves. In comparison to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), ultrasound imaging is more accessible and requires less time.
Dr. Chong frequently completes procedures including platelet rich plasma injections, corticosteroid injections, hyaluronic acid injections, hydrodilatation, and aspiration to joint injuries. Ultrasound guidance of these procedures ensures the treatment goes directly into the injured area.
Regenerative Medicine Therapy
In the vein of regenerative medicine, our office is proud to offer PRP (platelet-rich plasma) to eligible patients. This regenerative medicine therapy harnesses the body’s inherent ability to heal itself by using the body’s own cellular components to accelerate the healing process.
Little To No Downtime
The PRP procedure is done 100% in-office, and takes no more than an hour.
Once complete, the majority of patients are able to resume normal activity within weeks.
Studies have shown that when compared to similar procedures such as cortisone injections and hyaluronic acid, the pain and inflammation-reducing effects of PRP has been seen to outlast those experienced by cortisone injections alone.
More information about each of these types of treatment can be found in our monthly newsletter: Doctor’s Order
We have experienced great success treating the following common conditions:
Osteoarthritis of the thumb
Tennis & Golfer’s elbow
Partial tears of the rotator cuff
Tendonitis of the hand & wrist
Carpal tunnel trigger finger
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