Sports Medicine

Athletic activities keep you healthy, but can also lead to injury. When you need help getting back in the game, turn to the sports medicine specialists at Owensboro Health.

Conditions We Treat

Trust us for an accurate diagnosis and precise treatment of many sports-related injuries, including:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures (Broken Bones)
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner’s Knee
  • SLAP tears and other Shoulder Labrum Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Torn ACL or other damaged Knee Ligaments
  • Torn Meniscus

Sports Medicine Treatments & Services

When appropriate, your treatment at Owensboro Health will begin with conservative, nonsurgical care. To immobilize and protect injured bones and joints as they heal, your doctor may recommend a splint, brace or another orthotic, such as a custom-fitted cast made of lightweight material that’s more comfortable than a traditional cast. You also may benefit from physical therapy, which uses specially designed exercises to help you feel better and move more easily.

Walk-in Clinics

Visit our walk-in clinics, Monday through Friday, 8 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary, just walk in, and you will be seen by one of our skilled providers.

Orthopedic Surgery

If you need surgery, you’ll get care from doctors who are board certified or eligible for board certification in orthopedic surgery. Whenever possible, your surgeon will perform your procedure using arthroscopy or another minimally invasive technique that reduces pain, scarring and recovery time. Take advantage of procedures such as:

  • Fracture Repair
  • Ligament Repair, including ACL Reconstruction
  • Radial Head Replacement for Traumatic Elbow Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Tendon Repair

Muhlenberg County

Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital provides Sports Medicine Program to our local high school athletes free of charge.

This program provides athletic training coverage at designated Muhlenberg County High and Middle School games and practices. This coverage allows immediate medical evaluation and first line treatment of athletic injuries. Athletic trainers work closely with physicians, orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists to care for injured athletes.

Our Sports Medicine Program strives to prevent injuries by educating coaches and athletes in preventative strategies, strengthening and conditioning programs.

Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, along with local physicians, provide free annual physicals to high school athletes.

Who Are Athletic Trainers?

Athletic trainers are college-educated professionals. Most athletic trainers hold a master's degree. All athletic trainers must pass a national examination. The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure and the National Athletic Trainers Association certify athletic trainers.