Sports Medicine

Stacey D. McClure, MD, PLLC

Sports Medicine Physician & Orthopedic Surgeon located in Phoenix, AZ

Sports medicine care requires a special approach: You need a doctor who truly understands the origin of your injury so they can plan an optimal recovery. Stacey D. McClure, MD, PLLC, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine specialist serving patients in the Phoenix area. Dr. McClure works with you to help you get back to normal in a healthy way. Book now by phone or through the online scheduler.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine focuses on musculoskeletal conditions and injuries in athletes and others who simply enjoy sports as a hobby. The sports medicine approach can include a variety of therapies, including physical therapy, injections, and other noninvasive and minimally invasive treatments.

Dr. McClure, a sports medicine specialist and an orthopedic surgeon who has worked with professional athletes, customizes your treatment based on your specific needs and can perform surgery if sports medicine treatments don't fully alleviate your issue.

What conditions can sports medicine treat?

Playing sports and exercising are, of course, healthy activities, but accidents and overuse injuries do occur. Sports medicine treatments can help with many conditions, including:

  • Rotator cuff tendinitis
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Elbow tendinitis
  • Meniscal tears
  • Bursitis
  • Hip flexor tendinitis
  • Shin splints
  • Stress fractures

Discuss your specific symptoms and needs with Dr. McClure so he can design a customized solution for you.

What does my sports medicine treatment include?

It depends on your particular injury, your symptoms, and your needs. Dr. McClure designs customized sports medicine treatment plans for each patient.

Most patients have physical therapy for a couple of reasons. Physical therapy techniques can relieve your pain while it focuses on rebuilding the damaged tissue until you feel up to full force again. You may also need other pain relief treatments. Steroid injections are an effective option, with no downtime needed.

How can I prevent a recurrence of my sports injury?

Dr. McClure doesn't just work to help you heal; he also helps you grow stronger and better so you can avoid a similar injury in the future. He believes strongly in the power of physical therapy. When you work with a highly trained physical therapist, you can gradually build strength in a safe and effective way.

Under Dr. McClure’s care, you also learn new safety precautions, slight changes in your form, for example, that can help minimize impact on your body while you're playing sports.

For the best in sports medicine and orthopedic treatment, use online booking or call the office of Stacey D. McClure, MD, PLLC, today.