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Sports medicine

Physicians specializing in sports medicine help with injuries related to athletics, fitness and exercise. They can diagnose and treat damage to the muscle, ligament, bone and tendon. Common reasons to see them include concussions, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, shin splints and muscle strains.

Sports medicine physicians in Asheville, North Carolina

Whether your sport involves the field, the court or the trail, we work to keep you out there.

Staying active can enrich your health in a big way. Mission Hospital understands the importance of this, so we created a sports medicine program that aims to mend injuries and return you to peak performance.

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Conditions we treat with orthopedic sports medicine

Sports and exercise injuries can happen when you least expect it, and the complications can affect you in a variety of ways. We are equipped to treat a range of these conditions, including:

  • Athletic injuries
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Neurological damage
  • Orthopedic issues
  • Pediatric sports issues

Sports medicine services we offer

Our hospital features dedicated equipment and a committed team of sports medicine specialists who work with athletes of all ages and skill levels. Regardless of how you came to us, your treatment will be tailored to your specific injury, condition and needs.

Treatments for sports injuries

Our priority is restoring your health and keeping you in the lifestyle you choose. If you are an active athlete or someone that likes to exercise, we believe that's what you should be doing.

When you come to us for treatment, we begin every relationship with a thorough diagnosis so we can get to the core of your issue. This can be through a physical exam or diagnostic and imaging services. Once a diagnosis has been reached, our sports physical therapists begin a personalized program that targets your problem areas, including muscles, bones and joints.

Our sports physical therapy program is rooted in athletic training and medically-supervised endurance exercises, including back stabilization, core strengthening and limb mobilization techniques. These strategies aim to restore your function and return you to maximum movement.

If these types of sports medicine training and rehabilitation therapies prove ineffective, we can consider surgery as a viable option.

Sports medicine surgery

If we find that surgery is necessary to improve your condition, our sports medicine orthopedic surgeons will review surgical options for your age and current overall health. Once a surgical plan of action has been established, we will discuss returning to the dedicated facilities at our sports injury facility so that you can engage in postoperative rehabilitation.

Whenever possible, we prioritize minimally invasive surgical techniques for sports and exercise injuries. These techniques use tiny incisions, rather than one large incision, which offers you minimal scarring and, most importantly, a faster recovery and shorter hospital stay.

Community partnerships

As a community-focused hospital, we believe in the importance of engaging with the people we serve. We proudly share our sports medicine expertise by educating and supplying trainers for local schools and sports programs.

Sports and athletic organizations we work with

By providing certified athletic trainers to the Asheville community, we can help ensure that our schools and sports organizations operate as safely as possible, with a trained professional always present. By having already established relationships with our hospital, we can remain in close contact with the teams our trainers serve, which will give athletes faster access to recovery programs and strategies, should they need it.

In the immediate Asheville area, we work with the following schools and organizations:

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