The experts at UPMC Sports Medicine treat a full range of chronic and acute sports-related injuries. Search our library to find more information about these injuries and how they're treated.
Achilles tendinitis is a common condition that causes pain along the back of the leg near the heel.
An injury to to the Acromioclavicular (AC) joint is a shoulder separation.
When the ACL tears, restraint disappears and your knee can become unstable and lose stability.
Avascular necrosis (AVN) occurs when bone dies because it doesn't get enough blood flow.
Bicep tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons connecting the biceps muscle and the elbow.
Burners and stingers are injuries to the nerves of your upper arm, at either the neck or shoulder.
The most common cause of a broken collarbone is direct impact to the shoulder or a direct injury.
The most common wrist fracture type is a Colles' fracture, which involves the two larger wrist bones.
Dislocated shoulders occur when the upper arm bone (humerus) is forced out of its socket (scapula).
Hand and finger injuries can include carpal tunnel syndrome, skiers' thumb, arthritis, and more.
FAI occurs when one or more bits of the femur's head have deformities.
Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder.
Golfer's elbow is a painful injury that causes muscle inflammation on the inside of the elbow.
IT band syndrome — or hip bursitis — happens when the IT band becomes too tight.
A Jones fracture is a fracture of the bone on the pinky toe side of your foot.
Labral tears damage the tissue that holds the ball and socket together of the hip or shoulder.
Lisfranc injuries occur when bones in the midfoot break or the ligaments supporting the midfoot tear.
The lower back can be affected by problems with the muscles, nerves, bones, discs, or tendons.
Knee sprains affect the medial and lateral collateral ligaments (MCLs and LCLs).
Meniscus tears are very common knee injuries usually caused by sudden twisting.
Neck pain can result from a muscle strain, arthritis, or a more serious trauma.
Necrotizing fasciitis is a bacterial infection that affects soft tissue (or fascia).
Osgood-Schlatter is an inflammatory disease of the growth plate at the top of the shin.
A damaged patellar tendon causes the kneecap to separate from the shinbone.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome affects the front of the kneecap (patella), around the kneecap.
Plantar fasciitis occurs when you strain the ligament and cause tiny tears.
During an injury to the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), the ligament is stretched or torn.
It is difficult to raise and move your arm when you have a partial or complete rotator cuff tear.
Scaphoid fractures occur when one of the small bones in the wrist, near the thumb, breaks.
Sever's disease is a painful condition that occurs in growing children, affecting the heel.
Shin splints refer to the pain and tenderness along or just behind the large bone in the lower leg.
Overhead movements can irritate the shoulder tendons or bursa, causing shoulder impingement.
Muscle strains happen when the muscle stretches beyond its normal range of motion or is overloaded.
Sprains occur when muscles or ligaments are torn.
Tennis elbow is a painful condition caused by overuse of the forearm muscles.
Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of the sac of fluid that surrounds your hip's outside bone.
Turf toe occurs when the ligament underneath your big toe hyperextends.