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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 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. OrthoAtlanta physicians evaluate both non-surgical and surgical treatment options in the treatment of sport injuries and degenerative conditions.

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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

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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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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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