Sports Medicine Specialist

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Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute

Spine & Orthopedics located in Stockbridge, GA & Griffin, GA

If you suffer a sports injury and want fast healing and pain relief, turn to the expert team at Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute in Stockbridge and Griffin, Georgia. They offer comprehensive sports medicine evaluations and treatments to get you back on the court, field, or rink. Call the office nearest you to schedule an appointment or request one using the online booking tool today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine at Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute includes medical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of sports injuries you or a loved one can suffer. You might get injured because of normal wear-and-tear, jumping, tackling other players, abruptly changing directions, or playing sports on uneven surfaces.

Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute staff members help you improve your athletic performance and recover as quickly as possible after an injury.

What are common sports injuries?

The Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute team can help you recover after suffering any of the following common sports injuries:

  • Knee, foot, elbow, or shoulder injuries
  • Back or neck injuries
  • Tendon or ligament tears
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Shin splints
  • Fractures
  • Tendinitis
  • Joint inflammation
  • Joint dislocations
  • Concussions

While minor sports injuries can sometimes heal on their own with at-home care, other injuries require medical treatment for you to make a full recovery.

What are the symptoms of a sports injury?

The most common symptom of a sports injury is severe or ongoing pain. Other symptoms you can experience include swelling, tissue deformities, bruising, redness, and warmth, decreased range of motion, weakness, and instability. At the time of the injury, you might hear crunching or popping sounds.

How does my doctor diagnose a sports injury?

To determine the kind of sports injury you have and come up with the right treatment, your doctor discusses your symptoms and medical history with you. They examine the injured areas of your body and will likely recommend an X-ray, MRI, CT scan, or another imaging procedure.

What sports medicine treatments are available?

Depending on the sports injury you’ve suffered and how severe it is, your orthopedic specialist will recommend one or more of the following treatments:

Home remedies

Home remedies that often speed up healing include icing or elevating the injured part of your body, resting it, and wearing a compression bandage, brace, or splint.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy includes stretches and exercises that strengthen tissues, stimulate blood flow, speed up healing, and reduce pain after a sports injury or surgical procedure.


Anti-inflammatory and epidural injections can reduce the pain and inflammation that comes with a  sports injury.

Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine injections at Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute include stem cells taken from amniotic fluid or fat cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood. These procedures use the growth factors found in these substances to stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities. 


Surgery can remove, repair, or replace damaged tissue after a sports injury. Your specialist might recommend surgery if you have a severe injury or ongoing pain, and conservative treatments haven’t helped.

To heal quickly after a sports injury and receive top-quality sports medicine care in a friendly environment, call the Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute office nearest you or book an appointment online today.