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Edward C. Brown, III, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, General Practice
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 197 Piedmont Boulevard, Rock Hill, SC 29732
Clinical Interests: hip problems, elbow problems, shoulder problems ... (Read more)
Ronald W. Singer, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, General Practice
Average rating 3.29 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 197 Piedmont Boulevard, Rock Hill, SC 29732
Clinical Interests: hip problems, elbow problems, shoulder problems ... (Read more)
Barrett A. Little, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, General Practice
Address: 197 Piedmont Boulevard, Rock Hill, SC 29732
Glen T.  Feltham, M.D.
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 130 Cresthill Lane, Fort Mill, SC 29715
Smitha M. Ballyamanda M.D.
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Family Medicine
Average rating 4.95 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 515 Rivercrossing Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715
Olivia Forrest
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 701 Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29732
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What is Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine is the specialty that promotes physical fitness and activity while managing, treating, and preventing injuries that happen during exercise or participation in sports. Sports medicine fosters wellness and fitness and works to inhibit injury. A sports medicine specialist may work with professional athletes, school sports teams, individuals who participate in sports on the weekend for fun, or someone who is just beginning to exercise for the first time. Although their main focus is on musculoskeletal function, sports medicine specialists also care for patients' full medical and nutritional needs as they relate to their active lifestyle.

Some examples of the kinds of injuries and issues that a sports medicine specialist might see in their work include:
  • Acute sports injuries (sprains, fractures)
  • Overuse injuries (tendonitis, bursitis)
  • Head injuries (concussion)
  • Heat injuries (heat stroke)
  • Athletes with chronic illness (asthma, diabetes, heart disease) and how their illness is affected by exercise
  • Nutrition and the use of supplements
  • Developing a safe exercise plan for obese or sedentary patients
  • Substance abuse of performance-enhancing drugs
  • Teaching proper form and technique to reduce the chance of injury

Sports medicine specialists often work closely with orthopedic specialists, and the scope of their work can have some overlap. The main distinction is that orthopedic specialists can perform surgery when it is needed, while sports medicine specialists focus on non-surgical solutions for injuries.

Whether they are the team physicians making sure every professional player is performing safely and at their best, or community specialists getting you back in the game after a sprained ankle, sports medicine doctors are there to make sure you're in good condition to lead an active life.
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