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What Is an Orthopedic Surgeon?

Orthopedic surgeons treat conditions in the knee, shoulder, elbow, back, hand, foot, and more. Learn more about orthopedic surgery and how you can find the best doctor near you. Elite has 12 highly skilled orthopedic surgeons in Nashville, TN.

May 9th, 2021
Back Doctor's Guide - What You Should Know

Do you need to see a back doctor in Nashville, TN? Our team of fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons include some of the best spine specialists near you. Learn about symptoms and prevention of back pain and back conditions.

May 5th, 2021
Hand Doctor's Guide - What You Should Know

Do you need to see a hand doctor in Nashville, TN? Our award-winning orthopedic surgeons include some of the best hand specialists near you. Check out this guide to see if you could live a lower pain lifestyle.

Apr 18th, 2021
Orthopedic Surgeon - Dr. Samuel Crosby

Dr. Samuel Crosby is an orthopedic hand specialist in Nashville, TN, and Franklin, TN, that treats injuries and conditions of the elbow, shoulder, wrist, and hand. He is known for his personable approach to patient care.

May 8th, 2021
Orthopedic Surgeon - Dr. Chris Glattes

Dr. Glattes is a spine specialist in Nashville, TN and Franklin, TN. He specializes in treating back pain, neck pain, tingling, numbness, and more. Learn more about his background, spine surgery, and experience at Elite.

May 5th, 2021
Big Toe Pain

Have you been experiencing big toe pain that limits your ability to get around? It may be time you visit a foot doctor near you. In this article, we outline potential causes for your big toe pain and recommend when you should see an orthopedic surgeon.

May 4th, 2021
Orthopedic Surgeon - Dr. Jeffrey Willers

Dr. Willers is an orthopedic surgeon in Nashville, TN that specializes in treating foot and ankle pain. With an extensive background in sports medicine and orthopedics, Dr. Willers is one of the best foot doctors in Nashville, TN. Learn more here.

May 3rd, 2021
Shoulder Doctor Testimonials

Elite Sports Medicine has several orthopedic doctors specialized in treating shoulder pain. Hear from our patients about what you can expect working with an orthopedic shoulder doctor in Nashville, TN.

May 2nd, 2021
Knee Doctor Testimonials

Elite is home to some of the best knee doctors in Nashville. Find out what it is like working with these orthopedic specialists from the patients they treat.

Apr 30th, 2021
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes hand and wrist pain and is often resolved with conservative or surgical treatment. Our hand doctors in Nashville, TN cover carpal tunnel syndrome and recommend when you should see a hand doctor near you.

Apr 25th, 2021
Knee Specialist Tips - ACL Reconstruction

An ACL reconstruction is a procedure performed by orthopedic surgeons to repair torn ACLs. If you have suffered an ACL tear, this guide will provide more info about the surgery. Request an appointment with one of our knee doctors in Nashville, TN today.

Apr 21st, 2021
Foot Doctor Testimonials: Sheryl

Sheryl came to Dr. Willers, a foot specialist in Nashville, TN, following nagging ankle pain. Sheryl received surgical treatment and physical therapy and has seen major progression in just four months. Learn more about her story in this article.

Apr 19th, 2021
Back Doctor Testimonials - Elaine

Elaine visited Dr. Glattes and reached an outcome other spine specialists said was impossible. Read about her incredible story with one of the best back doctors in Nashville, TN and Franklin, TN.

Apr 19th, 2021
What Does Back Pain and a Jelly Donut Have in Common?

Your spine and your favorite morning treat are more similar than you may think. A condition known as disc herniation resembles a jelly donut and causes back pain and neck pain. If you are in pain, book an appointment with a back doctor near you.

Apr 19th, 2021
Orthopedic Surgeon Testimonials: Eddie George and Dr. Elrod

Heisman award winning and four-time Pro Bowler, Eddie George, graciously shared his experience working with Dr. Burton Elrod - one of the best orthopedic surgeons in Nashville, TN. Learn more about Eddie's struggles with knee pain and other joint pain.

Apr 18th, 2021
Orthopedic Surgeon - Dr. Thomas Dovan

Dr. Thomas Dovan is an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in treating hand pain, wrist pain, shoulder pain, and elbow pain. Learn more about this hand doctor's background and approach to patient care.

Apr 15th, 2021
3 Questions to Ask Your Foot Doctor

If you have foot pain, you may consider speaking with an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot surgery. In this article, we lay out 3 questions you should ask your foot doctor. You can easily schedule an appointment with a foot doctor near you today!

Apr 15th, 2021
Hip Dysplasia – Is It Time to See a Hip Specialist?

Hip dysplasia is a condition that reduces stability in the hip, leaving you susceptible to dislocation and risk of severe hip pain. If you believe you may have this condition, you should request an appointment with a hip dysplasia specialist near you.

Apr 14th, 2021
Osteoarthritis - When to See an Orthopedic Specialist

Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of hip pain, hand pain, knee pain, and back pain, and a common reason people visit an orthopedic surgeon. While there is no cure for osteoarthritis, an orthopedic specialist can develop a treatment plan to help.

Apr 13th, 2021
Orthopedic Surgeon - Dr. David Moore

Dr. Moore is an orthopedic surgeon in Nashville, TN that specializes in treating knee pain, shoulder pain, and elbow pain. Learn more about his background, specialties, and patient success.

Apr 11th, 2021
Hip Doctor Testimonials - Kimberly

I recommend this practice and everyone in it to anyone that is suffering from joint pain. Dr. Brian Dierckman is a fellowship trained orthopedic specialist with significant experience treating hip pain, knee pain, and shoulder pain.

Apr 10th, 2021
5 Signs You Need to See a Hip Doctor

Hip pain is a debilitating condition that can limit your everyday life. If you are experiencing the symptoms in this article, you should likely visit a hip specialist. Elite is home to some of the best hip doctors in Nashville, TN and Franklin, TN.

Apr 10th, 2021
Back Doctor Testimonials - Christopher Lynch

Hear first-hand stories about our back doctors in Nashville, TN and Franklin, TN from the patients they serve. If you need to see a neck or back doctor for your pain, book an appointment at an Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics location near you.

Mar 31st, 2021
5 Signs You Need to See a Spine Doctor

Back pain is a common ailment for many desk job workers. If you are suffering from constant pain, it may be time to visit one of our orthopedic spine specialists in Nashville, TN and Franklin, TN. Book an appointment at the location nearest you.

Mar 31st, 2021
Avoid Back Pain with 5 Stretches From a Desk Chair

Stretching can help prevent back pain by improving posture, increasing range of motion, and reducing tension. If you are experiencing continued pain, it may be time to see one of our back doctors in Nashville, TN or Franklin, TN.

Mar 29th, 2021
Physical Therapy Testimonials - Rob Covington

Hear first-hand stories about our Nashville, TN and Franklin, TN physical therapists from the patients they serve. If you need to see a physical therapist for your pain, book an appointment at an Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics location near you.

Oct 20th, 2019
Physical Therapy Testimonials - Dave Briggs

Hear first-hand stories about our physical therapists in Nashville, TN from the patients they serve. If you need to see a physical therapist for your pain, book an appointment at an Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics location near you.

Oct 20th, 2019
Physical Therapy Testimonials: DeMarco Murray

Learn about the physical therapy experts near you directly from the people they serve. If you need to see a physical therapist for your joint pain, book an appointment with one of ours orthopedists in Nashville, TN.

Oct 20th, 2019
Back Doctor Testimonials: Amy Brown

Hear first-hand stories about our Nashville, TN and Franklin, TN spine specialists from the patients they serve. If you need to see a back doctor or neck doctor for your pain, book an appointment at an Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics location near you.

Oct 19th, 2019
Physical Therapy Tips - Static and Dynamic Stretches

Physical therapists often recommend incorporating a stretching routine prior to extraneous activity or even to bolster your daily life. Learn how you can incorporate static or dynamic stretches into daily life or your physical therapy program.

May 21st, 2019
Spine Specialist Tips - Improve Your Posture

Back doctors have told us for years about the importance of posture. Now, we're explaining how you can actually achieve good posture! Read more about improving posture. If you are still suffering from back pain, it may be time to visit a spine specialist.

May 13th, 2019
Foot Doctor Tips: The Importance of Good Shoes

Choosing your next pair of shoes comes down to more than just picking out the trendiest option. These shoes will be the foundation every step you take, affecting your feet, ankles, back, and more! This is why it is vital that you pick the right pair.

May 9th, 2019
ACL Tears - When to See a Knee Specialist

While ACL tears are associated with athletes, they can happen to just about anyone. Learn more about this injury, and if you think you may have suffered an ACL tear, visit an ACL specialist near you or an orthopedist near you.

Apr 24th, 2019
Sports Ortho and Spine Injuries

Spine injuries are unfortunately common in the sports medicine world. If your are experiencing back pain or neck pain following a sport injury, it may be time to visit one of our orthopedic spine specialists in Nashville, TN and Franklin, TN.

Mar 14th, 2019
Scoliosis - When Should You Consult a Spine Specialist?

Scoliosis is a spine condition that causes the spine to curve sideways, forming a C or S shape - leading to back pain or impaired movements. If you think you may have scoliosis, you should see one of our spine specialists in Nashville, TN or Franklin, TN.

Mar 5th, 2019
Return to Sport after Hip Replacement or Knee Replacement

After a joint replacement, you may want to return to the activities you love right away. However, your new joint may not be ready to handle that level of stress quite yet. Here’s what you can expect from your return to sport following a joint replacement.

Jan 17th, 2019
Hip Surgeon Tips: What Is a Joint Replacement?

Joint replacement is most frequent in the hip and knee. Other joints that may require replacement include ankle, elbow, parts of the hand and feet, spine, and wrists. Along with this, there are two major types of joint replacements: partial and total.

Dec 3rd, 2018
3 Tips to Decrease Your Risk of Golf Injury

Follow these 3 tips to avoid having to see a sports medicine or orthopedic specialist. If you do need attention from an orthopedist for conditions like back pain, knee pain, or tendinitis, you can visit one of our convenient locations in middle Tennessee.

Sep 12th, 2018
Orthopedic Specialist Tips: Fundamentals of a Safe Golf Swing

A poor golf swing can lead to back pain or other conditions that require attention from a spine specialist. In the unfortunate situation that you do get injured, you can visit one of our orthopedic specialists in Nashville, TN and Franklin, TN.

Sep 6th, 2018
Orthopedic Specialist Tips: 3 Injuries That Plague Golfers

Similar to other sports, golf has a list of its own common injuries. Conditions like back pain, knee pain, and tendinitis may require a visit to an orthopedic doctor. Elite has orthopedic specialists trained to help you manage these common ailments.

Aug 29th, 2018
Reduce Inflammation and Tension - Float Therapy

The primary benefits of float therapy are reducing inflammation in your muscles and joints and freeing your mind of distractions. As you float, the salt also acts as a detox for your cells with its magnesium base.

Jun 12th, 2018
5 Facts about Big Toe Pain

In this article, we lay out 5 facts about big toe pain. There are countless of reasons you could be experiencing big toe pain, so if your condition persists, you'll need to visit a foot doctor near you.

Feb 1st, 2018
UCL Tears and Tommy John Surgery (UCL Reconstruction)

As winter gives way to spring and the smell of fresh cut grass fills the air, people will emerge from their winter hibernation and begin the trek to baseball and softball parks.  The crack of a bat, the pop of a ball hitting a mitt, and the chant of...

Feb 18th, 2016
Orthopedic Surgeon Tips: Help Prevent Volleyball Injuries

In competitive volleyball, many points are won or lost at “the net”. The area at and under the net is the most common part of the volleyball court to see injuries, some minor but some potentially catastrophic to the young athlete.

Nov 22nd, 2015
Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement

Neck pain has a variety of causes. One treatment your orthopedic spine specialist may recommend is artificial cervical disc replacement. You can schedule an appointment with a neck doctor in Nashville, TN or Franklin, TN at Elite Sports Medicine + Ortho.

Nov 12th, 2015
Spine Doctor Tips: Prepare Your Spine For Golf

Although we are still in the grips of winter, the prospect of spring beckons us golfers to rush out on the first day of warmer weather and hit the links; however, playing golf with an unprepared or deconditioned spine makes us vulnerable to injuries.

Apr 21st, 2015
Hip Doctor Testimonial: Aaron Brill

Aaron Brill, Canadian American League baseball player, discovered that he had a torn labrum in his hip. He underwent Hip Labral Repair with Dr. Chad Price, and is on the road to full recovery.

Mar 24th, 2015
Hip Labral Tear - When Should You See a Hip Doctor?

Hip pain may be caused by an injury called a hip labral tear. If you are frequently in pain, it may be time to visit one of our orthopedic hip doctors in Nashville, TN and Franklin, TN. Book an appointment with a hip doctor at the location nearest you.

Feb 12th, 2015
Foot Doctor Tips: How to Treat a Sprained Ankle

Sprained ankles are a familiar condition to any foot doctor or sports medicine specialist. There are about 25,000 sprained ankles that occur an a given day. This article details how some of the best foot doctors in Nashville, TN treat sprained ankles.

Dec 12th, 2014
How to Prevent Injuries in CrossFit

CrossFit provides participants with cardiovascular and strength training while fostering a social experience with others. However, it can increase your risk for injury if you're not careful. Learn different ways that you can prevent CrossFit injuries.

Dec 3rd, 2014
Rotator Cuff Tear: When Is It Time to See a Shoulder Specialist?

Rotator cuff tears and other rotator cuff injuries require immediate attention. Early recognition from a shoulder specialist will help you treat your shoulder pain and regain range of motion. Elite has several fellowship-trained orthopedists in Tennessee.

Nov 26th, 2014
Do Sports Medicine Specialists Only Treat Athletes?

A Sports Medicine Specialist is a physician with significant specialized training in both the treatment and prevention of illness and injury. Come see one of our amazing sports medicine specialists located in Nashville, TN, and Franklin, TN.

Oct 29th, 2014
How Can I Treat Osteoarthritis?

The basic definition of arthritis is inflammation of a joint. There are many different types of arthritis, but the most common and the one treated primarily in sports medicine is osteoarthritis (OA).

Oct 21st, 2014
The Impact of Sports Injuries on Young Athletes

Due to the fact that these areas of growth are not ossified (have not turned to solid bone) in young and early adolescent children, they can be particularly vulnerable to injury. If your child has a sports related injury, come see us at a location near you

Oct 5th, 2014
Orthopedic Surgeon Explains Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is becoming a hot topic in sports medicine.  Professional athletes have been getting this type of treatment for the past several years. Come see us in Nashville, TN, or Franklin, TN, if you think stem cell therapy is right for you.

Sep 30th, 2014
Knee Doctor Tips: ACL Rehabilitation in Women

ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) tears have become a common injury among today’s athletes at any level (high school, collegiate, and professional), but is 4-6 times greater in females.

Sep 21st, 2014
Orthopedic Surgeon Tips: Prevent Football Injuries

Football injuries, especially concussion and spinal injuries, are extremely common and very concerning. Check out these tips to help prevent risk of football injuries so you can have a great season!

Sep 15th, 2014
Orthopedic Surgeon Tips: Prevent Volleyball Injuries

Learn about the anatomy of the shoulder and how players can protect themselves from injury. If you or your child is experiencing a volleyball injury, come see one of amazing orthopedic surgeons in Nashville, TN, or Franklin, TN.

Sep 3rd, 2014
Spine Surgeon Tips: Prevention for Baseball Injuries

Learn what baseball positions experience spine related injuries and back pain most often, the most common baseball injuries, ways to prevent injury, and more! If you or your child is experiencing a baseball injury, come see one of our orthopedic surgeons.

May 15th, 2014
Spine Surgeon Tips: Injury Prevention When Working Out

Injuries to the spine during intense works outs are common and these injuries seem to be increasing in frequency in our practice at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics. Luckily, the majority of spinal injuries can be treated without surgery.

Apr 30th, 2014