Sports Medicine

Sprains and strains. Groin pulls. Shin splints. Knee injuries. Tennis-golfer's-thrower's elbow. You name it, if you are actively engaged in your sport and on your field of play, you've heard of or have even experienced some of these common sports injuries.

Riverside's Sports Medicine Specialists believe the best treatment is prevention, but when you find yourself injured, getting prompt care 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, and to help you navigate the vast array of sports medicine information available on the web, we've compiled this list.

These injuries do not include every injury that may occur while engaging in physical activity or sport. This resource is intended for educational purposes only and to serve as a guideline of the most common injuries that can occur to the body while participating in athletic activity. Please contact Riverside Sports Medicine health professionals for all of 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

Back pain

Elbow
Medial Epicondylitis ("Golfer's Elbow")

Hip

Sacroiliac (SI) Dysfunction

Back pain

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