Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine is the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports, exercise, and recreational-related injuries, as well as athletic performance enhancement and injury prevention.  Over 95% of sports medicine injuries are non-surgical and can be diagnosed and treated by a primary care physician.  

Fellowship trained sports medicine physicians receive additional education beyond residency and are an excellent resource for common or complex sports and activity-related injury, illness, or other performance challenges.  They also commonly provide care to university, amateur, and professional athletes, teams, and clubs.  

If injuries or illnesses remain undiagnosed, untreated, or unrehabilitated, negative consequences can result, including: deformity, muscle imbalances, arthritis, chronic pain, insomnia, depression, anxiety, poor performance, and increased risk of new injury or re-injury.

But don’t worry: if you have a sports or activity-related injury or would like to prevent injuries from occurring, Dr. Craig Phelps and Kimberly Brabentz are here to help you.  Problems that may benefit from seeing a sports medicine trained physician include:

  • Muscle injuries
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Joint injuries
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Wrist and hand pain
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Asthma
  • Hypertension
  • Fatigue
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Poor exercise/sports performance
  • Simple fractures
  • Poor nutrition
  • Performance enhancement
  • Over or under weight
  • Concussion
  • And additional medical or orthopedic conditions common with active patients