conditions & treatments

Common sports injuries and conditions that Sports Medicine physicians treat include:

knee pain

Many athletes suffer from knee pain, usually due to a torn ACL or a torn meniscus. These cartilage tears hinder smooth movement in the knee joint and can cause knee pain.

shoulder pain

Shoulder pain can be caused by a torn rotator cuff or from shoulder instability. Steriod injections or arthroscopic surgery can usually eliminate the shoulder pain.

hip pain

Hip pain in athletes can be caused by torn cartiliage, or by impingement in the joint. Minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques now can be used in the hip to smooth the joint surfaces and reduce hip pain.


sports injury treatments

Common treatments for sports injuries include:


Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that can remove debris from joints and smooth the joint surfaces to eliminate pain and instability. Arthroscopic techniques also can be used to repain torn ligaments, like the ACL.

  • Arthroscopy of the Shoulder, Knee, Hip, Wrist and Ankle
  • ACL Repair
  • Ligament Repair and Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Repair

  Watch an ACL Repair Procedure!

         ACL Surgery Video

conservative treatments for sports injuries

Often, Sports Medicine specialists start treating sports injuries with medication, injections and/or physical therapy. Many times, these measures alone can greatly reduce knee pain, shoulder pain, and hip pain. If pain and instability persist, sports surgery may be required.

St. Francis Sports Medicine

131 Commonwealth Drive
Suite 390
Greenville, SC 29615


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