At the Mercyhealth Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Centers, our focus is not only on active people and athletes of all levels, but on people of all ages who have experienced serious illnesses and injuries—strokes, arthritis, trauma, age-related diseases—that have placed limitations on their everyday living.
Our clinics in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois welcome patients of all ages and offer effective treatment methods to reduce or eliminate health concerns that limit everyday living.
You may be a professional athlete; you may be a weekend athlete.
You may be running your thousandth mile or your first. Either way, Mercyhealth wants to put you back in the game if a sports injury sidelines you.
We treat both acute and chronic injuries that befall athlete patients. A broken bone or sprained joint – an acute injury – will send you to our door immediately, but many patients try to play through chronic pain with less severe injuries when they should see an orthopedic specialist to stop further injury.
You can prevent sports injuries by stretching properly, knowing your body’s limits and not trying to do a week’s worth of working out in one day. Ask an expert for help when attempting a new sport or exercise.
However, if you are regularly experiencing aching, swelling and/or pain when you exercise or when you rest, you should visit Mercyhealth’s Sports Medicine department.
- Osteoarthritis caused by sports wear and tear on the joint
- Repetitive stress injury from sports, such as golfer’s elbow or tennis elbow
- Ruptured tendons and ligaments, such as the Achilles or ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) or PCL (posterior cruciate ligament)
- A sprain, dislocation or fracture
- Shin splints
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Tailbone injures
- Turf toe
Mercyhealth orthopedic experts offer a range of treatments from conservative to more invasive: physical therapy, orthopedic devices, injection therapies, arthroscopic surgery and reconstruction surgery.