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Sports Medicine

As primary care providers, we work with hundreds of active families. Our team brings a wealth of expertise in sports medicine, from both a preventive perspective and on the treatment side.

Whether you or your family needs help managing a minor injury or diagnosing and treating exercise, work-related or sports injuries, our physicians are here to help.

Common Sports Medicine Conditions

  • Tendonitis: Inflammation of the tendons is common and can cause serious pain in a number of areas including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle.
  • Impingement Syndrome: This condition affects the shoulder and causes pain when reaching above the back or overhead.
  • Osteoarthritis: This common type of arthritis is caused by the breakdown of cartilage in your joints and impacts more than 20 million Americans.
  • Back Injury: Many sports injuries impact the upper or lower back, causing acute or chronic pain.
  • Shin Splints: Often caused by running, dancing or athletic activity, shin splints occur when there is an overload of stress on the shinbone and surrounding connective tissues.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: This condition is caused by painful inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the connective tissue near the arch of your foot.

These conditions and many other sports medicine-related conditions and injuries can cause serious discomfort for our patients. Preventing injury is the best approach to sports medicine. Our physicians can provide valuable advice for avoiding sports injury for both kids and adults who live an active lifestyle.

If you suffer from these or any other work, exercise-related or sports injuries, please schedule an appointment. Our sports medicine specialists can provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment, and can also refer you to either a rehabilitation specialist or orthopaedic doctor if necessary.

Our Sports Medicine Partners
As part of the WakeMed Health & Hospitals network, we partner with both Wake Orthopaedics and WakeMed Outpatient Rehab. Should you need further evaluation or treatment for your sports injuries, we are happy to refer you to either of these specialists.

Wake Orthopaedics
The team at Wake Orthopaedics provides a wide range of orthopaedic services including: general orthopaedics, sports medicine, trauma services, arthroscopic surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, joint replacement surgery, fracture care and reconstruction, and physical therapy. The practice features experts in foot and ankle, hip and knee, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, spine, occupational hand surgery and peripheral nerve surgery. 

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WakeMed Outpatient Rehab
Our partners at WakeMed Outpatient Rehab provide outpatient programs in physical, occupational and speech therapies. They are leaders in treating orthopaedic conditions, sports injuries, and work-related injuries and issues, using advanced equipment and facilities to accelerate a patient's ability to return to work, sports and life.


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