Sports medicine conditions and injuries

At the Emory Sports Medicine Center, we treat all major forms of sports and athletic injuries in all kinds of athletes.

The most common types sports injuries among athletes

Learn more about the major types of athletic injuries, including:

  • Anatomical description of key musculoskeletal areas prone to injury
  • Types of sports-related injury common to an area
  • Results of sustaining an athletic injury to an area
  • Symptoms
  • Diagnosis
  • Injury treatment options
  • Recovery therapy

Elbow problems

You may not realize how hard your elbows work until it hurts to reach for the phone or lift a fork. Elbow injuries are common among tennis, golf and baseball players. The elbow is a complex joint that includes:

  • The humerus (upper arm bone)
  • The ulna (larger of the lower arm bones)
  • The radius (the smaller in bone in the lower arm)
  • A delicate intersection of muscles, tendons and ligaments

Some activities place a lot of strain on this important joint.

Learn More about elbow conditions

Foot & ankle problems

Your feet and ankles bear your body's full weight every day. They also transmit all the power of your legs. The tremendous demands we put on our feet are sometimes more than they can bear. Emory offers an orthopaedic one-stop shop for foot and ankle problems that includes:

  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment (surgical and non-surgical)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Expertise from foot and ankle specialists.

Learn more about foot & ankle conditions

Hand & wrist problems

We use our wrists, hands and fingers in hundreds of ways, every day. They are an intricate collection of muscles and joints we often take for granted. Until there’s an injury or a painful condition develops. Hand and wrist problems can be frustrating.

Learn more about hand & wrist conditions

Head injuries

All athletes run the risk of suffering a head injury. Concussions happen more than you may realize. A stray ball. A helmet-to-helmet collision. Even an awkward fall. You don’t even have to hit your head to get a concussion —a jolt to the body can do it.

Learn more about head injuries

Knee problems

Knee injuries can be scary. It can start with a twist. You might hear a pop. Feel pain and swelling, or even feel the knee shift out of joint. We know knee injuries. It’s possible to fully recover from an ACL injury, patella dislocation or cartilage damage. Let us help.

Learn more about knee conditions

Shoulder problems

We specialize in treating shoulder injuries. Our doctors are recognized leaders in their field. They even design the latest shoulder-injury procedures.

Learn more about shoulder conditions

Sports Cardiology Program

The Sports Cardiology Program works with athletes of all ages and levels. That means pros to average Joes. We test, diagnose and treat athletes at risk for or who have cardiovascular disease.

Learn more about the Sports Cardiology Program

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Need help? We will be delighted to assist you today, so please call us at 404-778-3350. We look forward to hearing from you.