• Activity modification. Avoid positions and activities that make the symptoms worse.
  • Ice and heat application
  • Physical therapy. Your provider might refer you to physical therapy for exercises. The last part of therapy may include sport-specific rehabilitation for athletes.   


Steroid injections (epidural steroid injection) may be considered for severe pain or pain that does not respond well to more conservative treatments.

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