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Orthopedic Sports Services

The Riverside Sports Medicine team specializes in diagnosing and treating injuries caused by physical activity — particularly sports and fitness. Whether you play on a structured team or for recreation, you may risk an injury that could limit how well you perform today and in the future.

Our team understands how important your sports are to you —we’re athletes, too. And we’re dedicated to helping you stay competitive and at the top of your game.

The Riverside Sports Medicine offers a team approach to preventing and treating injuries. Our comprehensive services provided by physicians, athletic trainers and physical therapists minimize your downtime and help you stay in the game.

Services We Offer

Our Sports Services to prevent injury include:

We offer these services to help you prevent injury and stay at the top of your game:

  • Athletic trainers assisting with injury prevention and acute care on the field, during practice and in the clinic
  • Comprehensive pre-season physical exams to assess all fitness readiness, including orthopedic concerns, cardiac issues and blood disorders, such as sickle cell anemia
  • Counseling on using supplements and ergogenic aids
  • Education on injury and illness prevention
  • Form analysis (running, pitching, throwing, golf swing) and training recommendations to improve performance and reduce injuries
  • Functional movement screens
  • Injury prevention exercise programs and return-to-play therapy with certified physical therapist team
  • Primary care with a fellowship-trained primary care sports medicine physician
  • Team physician support
  • Exercise prescriptions
  • Special counseling for women athletes
  • Sports nutrition counseling
  • Sports psychology
  • Strength and conditioning counseling

If you’ve been injured, our team is committed to getting you back in the game as safely and quickly as possible. We offer these injury care services:

  • Balance and vestibular training for post-concussion patients
  • Baseline and post-injury concussion screenings and evaluations
  • Chronic and acute illness management
  • Specialized care for hand/wrist and foot/ankle injuries
  • Specialized care for upper extremity joint injuries with fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons
  • Surgical and nonsurgical solutions for injuries with fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeons

Stay in the Game

The Riverside Health Systems Sports Medicine team is committed to helping athletes – from organized team players to weekend warriors. And that starts with education throughout our site.

Read up on our Team Support program and how our sports medicine professionals – from athletic trainers to board-certified sports medicine physicians – can become part of your team. We can work with you and your players on the sidelines, providing personalized rehabilitation and prevention programs. Riverside Sports Medicine has locations throughout the Virginia Peninsula, with offices in Newport News and Williamsburg.

Common Sports Injuries

Riverside Health Systems Sports Medicine specialists believe the best treatment is prevention. But when you find yourself injured, getting care right away is key.

To help you better understand some common sports injuries we’ve seen from athletes throughout Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg and the greater Hampton Roads region, we’ve compiled a list of common injuries by sport. We also have a list of injuries by where it hurts. These lists will help you navigate the vast array of sports medicine information available across the internet.

This list doesn’t include every injury that may occur while engaging in physical activity or sport. Rather, we built this resource for educational purposes only to help you identify the most common injuries you may face while participating in your sport. Please contact Riverside Health Systems Sports Medicine health professionals for all your athletic injury needs.

Head/Neck

Concussion
Brachial Plexus Neuropraxia ("Stinger" or "Burner")

Shoulder

Shoulder Dislocation
Rotator Cuff Injuries

Hip

Sacroiliac (SI) Dysfunction

Knee

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Ankle/Foot

Inversion "Lateral" Ankle Sprain

Back pain

Lumbar Strains
Sacroiliac (SI) Dysfunction

Wrist/Hand/Finger 

Wrist pain

Head

Concussions

Back pain

Sacroiliac (SI) Dysfunction

Knee

Patellar Tendonitis
Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Ankle

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) or "Shin Splints"
Inversion "Lateral" Ankle Sprain
Syndesmotic "Medial" Ankle Sprain or "High Ankle Sprain"
Plantar Fasciitis

Shoulder

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Ankle

Inversion "Lateral" Ankle Sprain

Head

Concussion

Knee

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Ankle/Foot

Inversion "Lateral" Ankle Sprain
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) or "Shin Splints"

Head

Concussion

Knee

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

Ankle/Foot

Inversion "Lateral" Ankle Sprain
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) or "Shin Splints"

Ankle

Inversion "Lateral" Ankle Sprain
Achilles Tendinitis
Achilles Tendon Rupture

Knee

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Knee

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

Ankle

Inversion "Lateral" Ankle Sprain

Head

Concussion
Brachial Plexus Neuropraxia ("Stinger" or "Burner")

Hip

Hip Injuries

Knee

Patellar Tendonitis - Cross Training

Shoulder

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Elbow

Lateral Epicondylitis ("Pitcher's Elbow")

Head

Concussion

Shoulder

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Knee

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

Ankle

Inversion "Lateral" Ankle Sprain

Head

Concussion

Shoulder

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Knee

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

Back pain

Strains
Sacroiliac (SI) Dysfunction

Ankle

Inversion "Lateral" Ankle Sprain
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) or "Shin Splints"

Head

Concussion

Knee

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

Ankle/Foot

Inversion "Lateral" Ankle Sprain
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) or "Shin Splints"
Plantar Fasciitis

Elbow

Lateral Epicondylitis ("Tennis elbow")

Ankle

Inversion "Lateral" Ankle Sprain
Plantar Fasciitis

Elbow

Medial Epicondylitis ("Javelin Thrower's Elbow")

Hip/Thigh

Sacroiliac (SI) Dysfunction

Knee

Patellar Tendonitis ("Jumper's Knee" or "Runner's Knee")
Stress Fracture
Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Ankle/Foot

Achilles Tendonitis
Ruptured Achilles Tendon
Morton's Neuroma

Hip

Sacroiliac (SI) Dysfunction

Head

Concussion

Shoulder

Shoulder Dislocations

Hip

Sacroiliac (SI) Dysfunction

Ankle/Foot/Toe

Inversion "Lateral" Ankle Sprain
Achilles Tendonitis
Ruptured Achilles Tendon

Head

Concussion

Shoulder

Shoulder Dislocations/Subluxations

Back pain

Lumbar Strains

Elbow

Medial Epicondylitis ("Golfer's Elbow")

Hip

Sacroiliac (SI) Dysfunction

Back pain