Pain Management in Athletes: Neurophysiological, Biomechanical, and Psychosocial Considerations (209) Featured

3:45–4:45 pm Friday, March 8

Although pain is common in sport, it is not synonymous with injury. This session will present salient features of the first-ever consensus statement on pain management in athletes. The moderator is first author of this paper and serves as Chief Medical Officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Pain Management in Athletes Should be Based on the Physiological, Anatomical and Psychosocial Influences on the Individual’s Pain

Brian Hainline, MD

Rollin M. Gallagher, MD MPH

Ilya Igolnikov, MS MN

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify neurophysiologic, anatomic and psychosocial influencers of pain in athletes.
  • Distinguish pain from injury in sport.
  • Prescribe appropriate non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic strategies for managing pain in athletes.