Sports Medicine

Patient-Centered Sports Medicine Care Begins Here

At OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, our sports medicine doctors are dedicated, compassionate experts who are committed to providing excellence in patient-centered care. Our specialists, Dr. James Bailey, Dr. Mary Gilmer, Dr. Bradly Goodman, Dr. Srinivas Mallempati, Dr. Tyler Marshall, Dr. Scott OrrDr. Mark Rogers, and Dr. Lauren Savage, strive to treat each patient as an individual and each family like their own. No matter what sports-related injury or condition is ailing you, our sports medicine experts will work with you to find the treatment solution that is right for you and gets you back in the game.

Athletes who are injured through a sports-related traumatic accident or have exercise-induced pain can be treated by an orthopedic specialist trained in sports medicine. These orthopedic doctors, known as sports medicine doctors, specialize in providing bone, joint, and muscle care for patients ranging from professional athletes to weekend warriors who participate in sports or physical activities.

Our sports medicine doctors’ main focus is on your well-being. After carefully assessing and diagnosing your sports-related injury or condition, our specialists will use their vast experience and extensive training to create a comprehensive care plan that is focused on wellness, prevention, and education. Our sports medicine doctors are committed to treating each patient with the utmost care and medical professionalism as well as offering the latest and most advanced nonsurgical and surgical treatment options.

At OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, our sports medicine doctors specialize in a wide variety of nonsurgical and surgical treatment options to provide exceptional sports medicine care focused on you. This includes the following: 

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Cartilage repair
  • Joint replacement, including shoulder replacement and knee replacement 
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Meniscus repair
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Tendon repair
  • Ultrasound-guided peripheral joint injections

So, whether you need nonoperative care or orthopedic surgery, our sports medicine specialists will always deliver the highest level of specialized bone, joint, and muscle care you need and deserve.

Request an Appointment

To schedule a consultation with one of our sports medicine doctors, call (205) 228-7600 today or request an appointment online. 

Compare Your Symptoms

It’s important to be seen by a specialty-trained sports medicine doctor for a sports-related issue as soon as possible, especially before a problem worsens. The following signs and symptoms are common to sports-related injuries and conditions. If you recognize any of these issues, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with a sports medicine doctor:

 

  • Aching
  • Joint locks up
  • Joint tenderness 
  • Limited range of motion
  • Numbness
  • Pain is keeping you from playing a sport
  • Stiffness
  • Swollen knee
  • Weight-bearing activities, such as walking or running, cause hip or knee pain

 

One of our specialty-trained sports medicine doctors may diagnose you with one of the following injuries or conditions:

 

  • ACL tear
  • Ankle sprain
  • Dislocation
  • Fracture
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Labral tear
  • Meniscus tear
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Pulled hamstring
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

Providing Sports Medicine Care

At OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, we’ve built a team of fellowship-trained and specialty-trained orthopedic experts. This team includes our sports medicine doctors, who have dedicated their medical practices to assessing, diagnosing, and treating sports-related issues and provide exceptional sports medicine care focused on you and your needs.

Anyone who is active or participates in sports is vulnerable to bone, joint, and muscle injuries. These injuries can cause pain as well as limit the range of motion needed in order to continue playing a sport. Examples of common sports-related injuries include fractures, sprains, and rotator cuff tears. Additionally, players can suffer overuse injuries from repetitive stress as well as impact injuries by colliding with other players.

No matter the cause of the injury, a sports medicine doctor will always try to prescribe a nonoperative treatment option first before recommending surgery, such as joint replacement. These nonsurgical treatment plans might include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, or a steroid injection. However, if the injury is too severe or nonsurgical treatments fail to provide relief, a sports medicine surgeon may recommend a surgical procedure.

Request an Appointment

To schedule a consultation with one of our sports medicine doctors, call (205) 228-7600 today or request an appointment online. 

Orthopedic Urgent Care Available

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome. No appointment necessary.

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