We recognize that weekend warriors deserve the same level of medical attention as professional athletes. That’s why we offer world-class sports medicine services. We’ll get you back to your favorite activity quickly and safely.
BJC HealthCare works with Washington University physicians, BJC Medical Group, and providers across the region to deliver extraordinary care. Any injury can be devastating when you enjoy an active lifestyle. We can help, whether you’ve suffered an on-field injury or pain is keeping you from fully participating in everyday activities. We offer:
- Expertise: Orthopedists with advanced training in sports medicine guide your care. You also have access to specialists in hand and wrist, shoulder and elbow, hip and knee, and foot and ankle conditions. We are at the leading edge of sports medicine care helping people with complex injuries get back in the game.
- Elite-level sports medicine: We are the team doctors for the NHL’s St. Louis Blues and the St. Louis CITY SC. We also prevent and treat injuries at the high school and college levels. You can expect the same high-quality care we provide these teams.
- Team mindset: Sports medicine doctors collaborate with physiatrists (physical medicine doctors), physical therapists, athletic trainers and rehabilitation specialists. We coordinate all the services you need so you have a seamless experience.
- Easy access: You won’t have to wait long to feel better when you're hurt. Some of our specialists offer virtual visits. They are also available in after-hours orthopedic injury clinics. We see patients age 5 and older with concerns such as sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures.
Common sports-related conditions we treat include:
- Achilles tendonitisThe thick band of tissue connecting the calf muscle and heel bone gets injured or becomes inflamed.
- ACL tearAnterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a band of tissue that helps stabilize the knee joint. ACL tears commonly happen during sports that involve jumping or sudden stops and pivots, like basketball, soccer and skiing.
- BursitisFluid-filled sacs (bursae) that cushion your muscles and tendons become swollen. It occurs when repetitive motions irritate the bursae.
- Golfer's elbowRepetitive twisting motions in the finger and wrist cause Inflammation and small tendon tears on the inner part of the elbow.
- Labral tearsA tear in the ring of cartilage along the outer rim of the hip or shoulder joint. It may be due to congenital issues, repetitive motions or trauma.
- Plantar fasciitisInflammation and unusual tightness develop in the thick band tissue connecting the heel to the toes. It's a common cause of heel pain.
- Tennis elbowRepetitive motions cause inflammation and small tears in the tendons near the forearm. It causes pain on the outside of the elbow.
- Throwing injuriesShoulder and elbow injuries, like bursitis, ligament tears and tendonitis, occur with activities requiring regular throwing.