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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 Western North Carolina

When you come to us with a sports injury, we treat you fast so you can get back to the activities you love.

At Mission Health, our specialists treat and help you prevent sports-related issues. Our comprehensive sports medicine programs include services such as orthopedic surgery, pediatric sports medicine, concussion care and athletic training.

Injuries that need sports medicine care

Our specialists offer high-quality care for professional athletes and recreational players. We tailor your treatment plan and help restore you to peak performance. Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Acromioclavicular joint injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Bone spurs
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Golf elbow
  • Groin pulls
  • Growth plate injuries
  • Joint instability
  • Ligament tears and injuries
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-traumatic osteoarthritis
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Skier's thumb
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tennis elbow
  • Wear-and-tear injuries

Our sports medicine treatments and services

Our program brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts who provide care based entirely on your needs as an active sports enthusiast.

Athletic training services

Your athletic activities may be at the professional or recreational level. No matter your age or level of participation, our programs keep you doing the things that move you. Our skilled teams of nationally certified and state-licensed athletic trainers provide immediate, on-site evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation care. The team serves as liaisons to our sports medicine physicians and provide sideline care for athletes at all skill levels.

Orthopedic surgery

Our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeons diagnose and treat all bone, muscle, cartilage, tendon and ligament injuries. We offer specialized care for all injuries of the foot, ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, spine, elbow and hand and uses the latest in conservative care and minimally invasive surgery to maximize function and minimize time away from activity.

Youth sports medicine

Our pediatric sports medicine programs offer care for injuries and disorders of the arms, legs, hip and spine. We offer special expertise in treating growth plate fractures, ensuring bones heal and develop properly. We pride ourselves on creating a comfortable, friendly environment for children and families. We also take time with you to educate you about when your child can return to activities and answer any other questions you may have.

Concussion management

The sports medicine programs at our facilities provide comprehensive assessment and management of sports-related concussions to help patients recover safely and effectively. We offer community outreach and education on the importance of identifying and receiving proper care for traumatic brain injuries.

We're one of the premier sports concussion programs in Western North Carolina and are the first program in the area to partner with ImPact Applications, a cloud-based neurocognitive tool used to diagnose and assess recovery from a concussion. We also partner with local school systems to develop standards of care and protocols to meet the North Carolina Department of Instruction mandates and safely return athletes to play.

Additionally, we work to educate local emergency, urgent care and primary care providers. We offer information and instruction about concussion assessment and management best practices, as well as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's (NCHSAA) concussion regulations.

Rehabilitative services

We facilitate access to certified physical therapists and community partners who provide personalized recovery services. These partners provide a variety of other physical therapy and rehabilitation services to help restore function, increase strength and flexibility, decrease pain and prevent future reinjury.

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