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Sports medicine is a health care field where doctors target and treat a range of injuries and conditions particular to athletes and people who lead a heavily active lifestyle. The assistance of a sports physician is essential to maintain physical safety while you push yourself during training. Personalized treatment plans for athletes who have been injured are best understood by physicians who practice sports medicine.

That’s why the Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta sports medicine specialists are some of the best in Atlanta. Our team works hard to ensure that you stay safe, protected, and healthy whenever you practice and play sports or engage in a rigorous exercise program. Preventing injury and illness, recovering from injuries, and being smart in your performance goals function together to create a healthier active lifestyle.

Educational videos below highlight conditions and treatments for some of the most common sports injuries. You may also view additional conditions and treatments within other specialty areas of this web site, including:

Common Conditions & Treatments

Learn about common sports medicine injuries and illnesses that can negatively impact an active lifestyle, including the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of common conditions. Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta physicians evaluate both non-surgical and surgical treatment options in the treatment of sport injuries and degenerative conditions.

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Orthopedic doctor with patient in knee brace

Common Reasons to Visit an Orthopedic Doctor

Learn some common reasons people visit an orthopedic doctor.

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Man with shoulder pain

All You Should Know about a Labral Tear of the Shoulder

Learn about labral tear of the shoulder, including SLAP tears and Bankart tears, and treatment options.

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Orthopedic HealthTips

Simple Tips to Improve Your Orthopedic Health for Life

Keep your bones and joints healthy with these easy tips from OrthoAtlanta.

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Outdoor Basketball Game Player Dribbling

Five Most Common Basketball Injuries

Read here to find out which 5 injuries are most common in basketball players.

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Avoiding Strains in Summer Sports

Discover a few tips to help you prevent strains while playing sports this summer.

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Things to Know about Common Cheerleading Injuries

Read here to learn about some of the most common cheerleading injuries.

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5 Easy Stretches to Prevent Shin Splints

Do you suffer from shin splints? Here are 5 easy stretches to prevent shin splints.

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Exercise and Hydration

The Correlation between Dehydration and Orthopedic Injuries

Read about the connection between dehydration and orthopedic injuries.

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Playing pickleball

Joint Strengthening Exercises for Pickleball

Joint exercises can keep you safe while playing pickleball!

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Throwing Arm Injuries in Young Athletes

Throwing Arm Injuries in Young Adults

Dr. Christopher M. Burket discusses throwing arm injuries and prevention tips for young athletes, including baseball players.

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Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Joseph Wilkes

When “Break A Leg” Means More Than Good Luck

Georgia’s film and television production industry is booming. See how the physicians and staff of OrthoAtlanta help serve the burgeoning entertainment industry in Georgia. 

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Fall is Football | NorthFulton.com Herald Newspapers | Health & Wellness | September 2016

Dr. Richard Johnston offers football safety tips and is mentioned as sideline physician of the 2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.

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Dr. Timothy Ghattas, Orthopedic Surgeon

GHATTAS: Understanding common fall sports-related injuries

Dr. Timothy Ghattas shares insights into common fall season sports injuries.

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Biking Across America Four Months After Knee Surgery

Dr. Sharrona Williams discusses her experience with biking across America, four months after knee surgery.

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knee pain

When Are Knee Braces Helpful?

Dr. Michael Behr discusses two main reasons to wear a knee brace.

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ice pack

When to Treat Pain with Ice vs Heat

Dr. Michael Behr discusses when to treat pain with ice vs. heat.

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Running shoes

How to Choose the Best Running Shoes

Dr. Peter Symbas shares tips on choosing the right running shoes and the importance to your feet and running performance.

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Sharrona Williams, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Sharrona Williams, OrthoAtlanta Orthopedic Surgeon, Race Participant in 2016 Race Across America After Recent Total Knee Replacement

OrthoAtlanta orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Sharrona Williams will race in the 2016 Race Across America (RAAM) on Saturday, June 18 after receiving a total knee replacement surgery just 4.5 months prior.

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When “Break A Leg” Means More Than Good Luck, OrthoAtlanta Role in the Georgia Entertainment Industry

Dr. Michael Behr and Dr. Joseph Wilkes discuss how the physicians and staff at OrthoAtlanta serve an active role in supporting the burgeoning entertainment industry in Georgia.

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Josh Day MotoAmerica

Josh Day Undergoes Successful Surgery On Broken Thumb, Will Try To Ride At Next MotoAmerica Round

Dr. Michael Slutzky and Dr. Keith Lamberson are mentioned as surgeons in MotoAmerica driver Josh Day's hand surgery.

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