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Knee pain? Hamstring strain? When pain or an injury strikes, you deserve the best possible care so you can get back to your normal activities, ache-free – whether that’s gardening or running marathons.

The sports medicine doctors at Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute are renowned for their nonsurgical treatments and internationally recognized for their expertise. They offer advanced care to people of all ages and activity levels for a wide range of injuries and conditions involving the musculoskeletal system (the bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and other connective tissue).

And when you receive our care, you get more than just injury-specific treatment. Our doctors take the time to get to know you and treat the whole you, considering your lifestyle, your goals, and the rest of your body that may be impacted by your injury or condition. This approach leads to maximum healing and a fuller recovery.

Why choose us for sports medicine care?

  • Always seen by a board-certified, fellowship-trained sports medicine doctor
  • Same-day appointments available
  • Access to advanced treatments and technologies pioneered through research
  • Connected to the most comprehensive care through Charlotte’s only Musculoskeletal Institute, including the region’s top-rated orthopedic program according to U.S. News & World Report
  • Part of SpineFirst, the region's leading spine care program.

Injuries and conditions we treat

We treat musculoskeletal injuries and conditions caused by age, everyday activities, work-related movements, competitive sports, intense workouts and more.

Here are some of the most common injuries and conditions we treat:
  • Back and neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Foot pain
  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Ligament sprains (twists), like an ankle sprain, knee sprain or shoulder sprain
  • Muscle or tendon strains (tears or overstretching), like a groin strain, hamstring strain or sports hernia
  • Osteoarthritis (wearing down of cartilage)
  • Pediatric sports injuries and repetitive (overuse) injuries, like little league elbow (repetitive stress to the elbow ligament), Sever’s disease (repetitive stress to the heel), Osgood-Schlatter disease (repetitive stress to the knee) or spondylolysis (a crack in the spinal column)
  • Repetitive (overuse) injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive stress to a nerve in the forearm), plantar fasciitis (repetitive stress to a ligament in the foot) or tendinitis (repetitive stress to a tendon)
  • Sciatica (inflammation or injury to a major nerve of the back and legs)
  • Sports injuries or conditions, which can include any of the above injuries as well as sports concussions (injury to the brain), rhabdomyolysis (muscle injury), heat illness, stress fractures or sports performance concerns
  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports concussion

Sports Partnerships

We take care of athletes at all levels, from those in recreational sports to pros in the Carolinas and beyond. They rely on us to provide them with the best sports medicine care on the sidelines, in the athletic training room and in our facilities.

We are the official health care provider for the:

And we’re proud to partner with NC and SC high schools and are committed to keeping student-athletes safe on the field, on the court and in everyday life. Our athletic trainers and doctors provide preventative services, clinical diagnoses, sports injury treatments and more:

Frequently asked questions

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