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Our board-certified sports medicine physicians and surgeons at EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Division consistently deliver exceptional sports medicine care to the residents of Asheville, Arden/Fletcher, Hendersonville, and the surrounding communities. 

Pain from a new or old sports-related injury or condition can dramatically impact your daily life and may require the specialized care from a sports medicine physician. As a specialized area of medical care, the practice of sports medicine focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related ailments in athletes and active individuals. Primary care physicians and orthopedic surgeons may undergo additional training referred to as fellowships for greater expertise and experience in the injuries and conditions that can occur when living an active lifestyle.

At EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Division, our sports medicine physicians are medical experts and orthopedic surgeons who are dedicated to helping our patients with their sports-related injuries and conditions by using their advanced training and education to assess, diagnose, and treat simple and complex injuries and conditions. Whether your pain is the result of a traumatic event or an overuse condition, the expertise of an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine is often sought out by patients. At our practice, we pride ourselves on having the most fellowship-trained doctors in Asheville, many of which have fellowship training in sports medicine. It is with this advanced education, training, and experience to assess and diagnose sports ailments that make them the sports medicine specialists to see to provide you with the best treatment options for your needs. Treatments for sports-related pain vary greatly from physical therapy to minimally invasive procedures, such as knee arthroscopy, and are largely dependent on your injury or condition.

The symptoms of your ailment can indicate if you need to see a specialist, the type of condition you may have, or how severe your injury may be. Take note of symptoms you are experiencing, especially if they are similar to those listed below. This will be valuable information to share with your physician or surgeon since it can help to properly diagnose your ailment and find the best treatment for you to return to full health.

  • Bone-on-bone rubbing sensation
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Dizziness or confusion
  • Limping
  • Locked knee/cannot bend
  • Pain in upper arm and shoulder
  • Pain on one side of the knee
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling and pain in the groin
  • Tingling or numbness

These symptoms could indicate that you have sustained one of the following injuries or conditions that can be treated by our sports medicine experts at one of our four convenient locations in Asheville – McDowell, Asheville – LivingstonArden/Fletcher, or Hendersonville. Treatments for the sports-related injury or condition may be conservative or require surgery. 

  • Adductor (groin) tendonitis
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries 
  • Cartilage damage
  • Concussion
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Knee or shoulder dislocation
  • Meniscus tear
  • Patella (knee) tendonitis
  • Swimmer’s shoulder
  • Tennis elbow

Excellence & Exceptional Sports Medicine Care in Asheville

At EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Division, we understand that choosing the best doctor to treat your pain is an important decision. It requires you to consider several things; most notably, the doctor’s knowledge and experience in treating conditions and injuries, which is why we are proud to have the Asheville region’s greatest number of doctors and surgeons with extensive specialty training.

Dr. Robert Boykin, Dr. Werner Brooks, Dr. Craig Burnworth, Dr. Tally Eddings, Dr. Judson Garbarino, Dr. Mark Hedrick, Dr. Jay Jansen, Dr. Edward Lilly, Dr. Peter Mangone, Dr. Pamela Meliski, and Dr. Michael Shea are our orthopedic surgeons who have extensive experience or additional training through a fellowship specifically in sports medicine. Our doctors intimately understand how to treat your sports medicine issue and will help guide you to a better quality of life through reduced or eliminated pain. They also benefit from the collective knowledge of our entire staff of orthopedic experts in conservative care, surgery, and therapy, which allows them to discuss cases, share knowledge, and bring the best treatment options to you. Regardless of your diagnosis and the treatment you receive, our doctors are committed to working with you every step along your journey to reduce or eliminate pain, and they always recommend conservative medicine first before offering surgery options. 

If you feel the time is right for you to meet with an expert to discuss your issue, you can make an appointment online or call us at (828) 258-8800. We also offer an orthopedic urgent care for injuries or conditions that can't wait for an appointment. Please click here for the availability of our Orthopedic Urgent Care locations in Asheville, Arden/Fletcher, and Hendersonville.

For more information on injuries and conditions, view our Patient Education section or visit our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine to learn about treatment options for sports-related concerns. 

Our sports medicine physicians and surgeons are the proud medical providers and team physicians for the following schools: 

  • Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association
  • Asheville School
  • Brevard High School Girls Basketball
  • Christ School
  • Clyde A. Erwin High School
  • Clyde A. Erwin Middle School
  • Madison High School
  • Mars Hill University
  • North Buncombe High School
  • North Buncombe Middle School
  • T.C. Roberson High School
  • University of North Carolina Asheville
  • Valley Springs Middle School
  • Warren Wilson College