Sports Medicine Physicians in Hermitage, TN
Sports medicine is a subspecialty within the field of orthopedics that focuses on the treatment of injuries related to exercise or sports. It combines a broad knowledge of general orthopedics with advanced training in sports medicine and athletic rehabilitation.
Physicians trained in sports medicine, like Dr. Sean Kaminsky, provide expertise in ways to improve fitness, enhance performance, and minimize sprains and strains. When you experience pain from your sports- and fitness-related activities, Dr. Kaminsky can offer conservative treatment options and rapid healing therapies to keep you game ready.
Shoulder, elbow, and hand injuries are common among athletes who play tennis, golf, and baseball. The overhead motion of a tennis serve, a pitching motion, and golf swing all serve to aggravate the shoulder joint and tendons surrounding it. The same motion can lead to inflammation inside the elbow joint.
Common shoulder, elbow, and hand conditions treated by Dr. Kaminsky include:
- Dislocated shoulder
- Frozen shoulder
- Labral tears
- Elbow spurs
Knee injuries occur frequently in athletes who participate in sports that involve contact, running, jumping, or aggressive pivoting, such as soccer, football, basketball, or track and field.
Common knee and lower leg injuries Dr. Kaminsky treats includes:
Many sports medicine conditions are soft tissue injuries, which can be diagnosed and treated arthroscopically. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that requires only 2 or 3 tiny incisions, through which Dr. Kaminsky inserts a scope equipped with a small camera and surgical tools to simultaneously evaluate and repair joint damage. The procedure is very effective and can drastically reduce post-surgical recovery time.
Arthroscopy can be used on virtually any joint. It is commonly performed to:
- Repair a torn rotator cuff, meniscus (knee cartilage), or shoulder cartilage
- Reconstruct a torn ACL or PCL (knee ligament)
- Remove loose bone or cartilage in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, or ankle
- Relieve pressure on nerves that cause tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome
Do you suffer from chronic tennis elbow that hasn’t responded to conservative treatment? Dr. Kaminsky is one of only a few surgeons in the Nashville metro area to treat painful tennis elbow with minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. Make an appointment with him to find out if you might be a candidate for minimally invasive surgery for tennis elbow.
Don’t go another day without a solution for your pain. Call Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics at (615) 885-2778 to plan your visit with our sports medicine specialist, Dr. Kaminsky, or use our online appointment request form. We are conveniently located on the campus of TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee.