Sports Medicine Injuries We Treat
Doctors at our Sports Medicine Center are dedicated to treating orthopedic injuries of all types, with a special focus on the knee and shoulder.
Knee Injuries We Treat
Your knee supports up to seven times your body’s weight, so it’s highly vulnerable to injury—whether it’s from a direct hit while playing contact sports, the stress of repeatedly going up and down the stairs, or the effects of osteoarthritis.
We provide treatment for injuries and conditions that affect the knee, including the following:
- bursitis and tendinitis in the knee
- anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
- iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome
- patellar tendinitis, also called jumper’s knee
- knee sprain
- meniscal tear
- patellofemoral pain syndrome, or runner’s knee
- posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
- medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury
- cartilage injuries
- knee dislocations
- knee cap dislocations
- revision knee surgeries
- complex knee injuries
- quadriceps and patella tendon tears
Shoulder, Elbow, and Arm Injuries We Treat
Injuries to ligaments, muscles, and tendons that make up the shoulder can limit your ability to move and lift your arms, and can also cause chronic pain.
We offer treatment for injuries and conditions that specifically affect the shoulder and arm, including the following:
- biceps and triceps tendon tears
- lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow
- medial epicondylitis, or golfer’s elbow
- rotator cuff tendinitis
- ulnar collateral ligament tears, or Tommy John injury
- lateral ligament tears of elbow
- rotator cuff tears
- shoulder instability
- labral tears
- complex shoulder and elbow injuries
Other Injuries We Treat
Often, activities that require the same motion over and over, such as long-distance running, can lead to injury. These types of conditions can affect various parts of the body, including the calf, elbow, groin, hamstring, or quadriceps.
“I was barely able to walk because of compartment syndrome and a torn Achilles tendon. After surgery, I am back in the gym exercising again.”
—James, Age 52; Read All Sports Medicine Patient Stories
Some of the repetitive-use conditions we treat include the following:
- Achilles tendinitis and Achilles tendon rupture
- bursitis of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and hip
- compartment syndrome, which can cause pain, swelling, numbness and tingling in the arms, hands, legs, feet, or buttocks
- hamstring tears
- muscle strain or pulled muscle
- osteoarthritis of the hip, knee, shoulder, or spine
- sprains in the ankle, elbow, knee, or shoulder
- tendinopathy in the heel, knee, shoulder, ankle, or elbow
We also provide treatment for injuries and conditions that specifically affect the hips, shins, and feet and ankles, including hip labral tears, shin splints, and plantar fasciitis.
To make an appointment at NYU Langone’s Sports Medicine Center, please call 646-501-7223.