Sports Medicine at UnityPoint Health - Meriter

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UnityPoint Health - Madison

Sports Medicine

Our sports medicine physician is a fellowship trained expert that treats and works to prevent future injuries. They specialize in the health management of athletes and other physically active individuals from weekend warriors to professional athletes.

Sports medicine physicians have extensive education in musculoskeletal system and care for injuries of the muscle, ligament, tendon and bone.

Injuries that are treated include:

  • Arthritis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Female athlete triad
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle Strains
  • Rotator cuff
  • Shin Splints
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow

To help patients heal from injuries, they perform a variety of procedures including ultrasound-guided injections and compartment pressure testing.

Chronic Tendon Pain

We are very pleased to announce a new ultrasound guided technology to relieve your chronic tendon pain. When you try to run, swing a golf club, climb the stairs or just take a step – do you feel pain? Has the pain been there for months or even years? Most likely it’s tendonitis also known as tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, Achilles pain or plantar fasciitis.

You have probably tried many ways to feel better such as physical therapy, cortisone injections, medication or taking time off to rest. They may have provided temporary relief but your pain always comes back. If the constant pain is keeping you from doing what you love, we now have a solution.

It’s a new ultrasound guided technology from Tenex Health. It’s a minimally invasive outpatient treatment to remove only the painful tendon tissue without damaging the healthy tissue. It uses only a local anesthetic and there are no stitches or sutures required with a shorter recovery time. You can now return to the activities you love.


Each patient receives a specialized treatment plan from start to finish. Once a diagnosis has been determined, the options are presented to treat the individual’s concerns. This allows the patient to be an active player in choosing their treatment path. The plan is configured with the patient’s end goal in mind, whether they want to simply walk or run a marathon.

It is recommended that physical exercise will promote lifelong fitness and wellness, and prevent injuries. Exercise can also help control or prevent diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, falls, fractures, depression and other diseases.

Anyone who is physically active can benefit from working with a sports medicine physician to implement a proactive approach for increasing mobility and being healthy. Our goal is to help you get active or stay active, particularly if you’ve been sidelined by injury.

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