Types of Sports Medicine Specialists

Many AnMed doctors are former athletes, so they understand your need to stay active. Expect empathetic care from our:

  • Primary care doctors who specialize in nonsurgical sports medicine
  • Orthopedic surgeons who specialize in sports medicine, especially treatment of torn rotator cuffs and anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs)

Make an appointment with a doctor as soon as you start to feel pain, stiffness or other changes in a bone, joint or muscle. Early treatment improves your long-term outcome. 

Make An Appointment

Call 864-716-6140 to schedule your appointment at AnMed Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Anderson.

Injuries We Treat

Find a diagnosis and treatment for almost any orthopedic condition, including:

  • Cartilage injury – Damage to a joint’s soft cushioning, such as the meniscus in your knee or the labrum in your hip or shoulder
  • Dislocations – Bone that’s forced out of the joint due to a fall or impact
  • Fracture – Bone that breaks after an impact or develops a small crack (stress fracture) after repetitive force, such as long-distance running
  • Ligament tear – Injury to soft tissue, such as the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which stabilizes and supports your knee 
  • Sprains and strains – Overstretched soft tissue, such as a sports hernia or pulled hamstring
  • Tendon injury – Inflammation (tendinitis) or a tear (rupture) in the tissue that connects muscle to bone
    • Includes Achilles tendinitis, golfer's elbow, jumper's knee, rotator cuff tear, swimmer's shoulder and tennis elbow

Concussion Care

Recover sooner after a traumatic brain injury with help from our sports medicine doctors and physical therapists, who have extensive training in concussion care. You may benefit from:

  • Vision therapy, including eye-tracking training to reduce headaches, dizziness, coordination and vision problems 
  • Balance therapy to help prevent a fall
  • Prescription medications that treat concussion symptoms
  • Education on safely returning to physical activities 
  • Proper supervision to make sure your return to activity is as safe as possible

Nonsurgical Treatments

Your injury will likely improve with nonsurgical treatments that:

  • Cost less than surgery
  • Require less downtime, so you can stick to more of your daily routine 
  • Carry a lower risk of complications (unexpected problems)
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injections

    In contrast to medications you take by mouth, injections deliver treatment straight to the site of your injury. You’ll get the most benefit from your therapy because AnMed uses guidance from ultrasound imaging to make sure the injection precisely targets the right place. You’ll be in good hands since we do thousands of ultrasound-guided procedures each year—more than any other organization in upstate South Carolina. 

    Ask your doctor about injections that use:

    • Cortisone or another pain-relieving steroid
    • Hyaluronic acid, a gel that lubricates a joint with cartilage damage 
    • Prolotherapy (sugar water) to trigger inflammation that strengthens weak ligaments and tendons 
    • Platelet-rich plasma to heal an injured area 
    • Cellular therapies that support healthy tissue restoration 


  • Rehabilitation

    Safely regain your abilities and reduce pain with rehabilitation at AnMed, home to Anderson’s largest physical therapy program. You have access to therapists who specialize in almost any area of care you need, including vestibular (balance) therapy. While working with you one-on-one, your therapist will:

    • Teach exercises you can do at home to improve your strength and mobility
    • Treat stiff, achy joints or muscles with hands-on techniques
    • Educate you on your condition and explain how to prevent further injury
  • Hand Therapy

    If your condition affects your wrist or arm, you may benefit from a certified hand therapist. This professional has years of experience helping people like you recover after an injury and do daily tasks more easily and comfortably.

  • Running Medicine

    If you feel pain while running, ask Charles Edsall, M.D., to perform gait analysis as you run on a treadmill. He’ll watch and film how your body moves, and then show you the video in slow motion. You’ll learn how the way you run affects how your joints feel, and you’ll discover how to prevent injuries and improve your performance.

Caring For Student Athletes

You or your child who’s involved in athletics may receive care at a local game or meet from an AnMed sports medicine specialist. Our physicians treat athletes at Anderson high schools, Anderson University and Clemson University. AnMed also funds PlaySafe, which sends athletic trainers to area schools to help prevent and treat injuries. 

Enjoy athletic events knowing we’re helping keep your family and community safe. 

Surgery For Sports Injuries

If you need orthopedic surgery, your AnMed surgeon will perform your procedure through the smallest possible incisions. By taking the least invasive approach, the doctor reduces your pain, scarring and recovery time after surgery. 

Learn about minimally invasive surgical procedures and other treatments for the knee and hip or hand and wrist at AnMed.

Convenient Care, All In One Place

It’s as easy as possible to get sports medicine care in Anderson because almost all the services you need are in one building—our Cardiac and Orthopaedic Center. This includes:

  • Appointments with your sports medicine specialist
  • Hand clinic
  • Imaging 
  • Physical and occupational therapy