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Sports Medicine | Carolina Regional Orthopaedics


Sports medicine doctors and physical therapists focus on helping you return to your sports or occupational practice as soon as possible while also helping you to incorporate new techniques and lifestyle choices toward preventing future issues.

In addition to being well-versed in all aspects of sports medicine, our Sports Medicine Doctors can provide comprehensive medical care to non-athletes and can be an invaluable resource for those looking to start a physical activity program. If you have already sustained an injury, get help with a quicker recovery, and return to full function. If you have recently been injured, make sure to contact us today. Our team can also diagnose and treat any underlying medical conditions that could prevent you from fully utilizing your body.

We have a full complement of treatment options for sports/work-related injuries or problems that include:

  • Sports Medicine Clinic

  • A Full Complement of Bracing and Non-surgical Management

  • Integrated Physical Therapy at Both our Offices

  • Surgical Treatment includes advanced arthroscopic shoulder and knee procedures

  • Certified Athletic Trainer Program

  • Lab Services in the Office

  • Injection Therapy

Who Do Sports Medicine Doctors Work With?

Professional and Dedicated Athletes

Athletes of all ages can benefit from working with a sports medicine practitioner - including children, teens, and adults.

Amateur Athletes

Additionally, you don’t need to be a professional athlete to work with a professional practitioner - sports medicine specialists also work with amateur athletes on both acute issues and injury prevention.

Professionals from High-Risk Occupations

Anyone who faces physically demanding or physically repetitive work in the course of their occupation may also benefit from consulting with a sports medicine doctor or therapist. For example, construction workers, roofers, garbage collectors, firefighters, police officers, and delivery drivers are just some of the occupations that result in heightened physical stress on the body.

People with Disabilities

Sports medicine doctors and therapists also work with people with disabilities toward helping them to increase their physical capabilities and mobility.


Carolina Regional Orthopaedics sports medicine and sports injury treatment are headed by Dr. Robert Martin.

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Dr. Robert C. Martin

Director of Sports Medicine Services

Dr. Martin specializes in advanced minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery for shoulder injuries, knee injuries, and ankle injuries with particular emphasis on:

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Dr. Hardayal Singh

Dr. Hardayal Singh is a board-certified shoulder surgery and sports medicine fellowship-trained specialist.

His areas of expertise in treating the shoulder include:

  • Degenerative Conditions

  • Soft-tissue Injuries

  • Dislocations

  • Fractures

Sports Injury

What Types of Injuries Can Be Aided by Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine as a field covers the full array of potential injuries, with a focus on restoration of mobility.

Both acute and chronic conditions can benefit from treatment.

Acute sports injuries often occur suddenly while playing, training, or exercising. Symptoms of acute sports injuries may be sudden pain and swelling, as well as redness and tenderness. Sometimes the affected area may be unable to bear weight, and there may be a visible broken bone. It is important to visit a doctor immediately after an injury to ensure the best possible recovery and prevent further injury. You should also avoid returning to play too soon.

Whether you need surgery to repair a ligament or cartilage, it will depend on the severity of your injury. A light sprain can heal fairly quickly, while a ruptured or torn ligament might require surgery. Your doctor will discuss all of your treatment options with you, and you can ask questions about the procedure.  The goal of sports medicine for injury rehabilitation is to restore the athlete's strength and mobility to a high level. Surgical procedures may be necessary to repair damaged tissue, but there are also non-surgical options.

Within our practice, our trained surgeons, doctors, physicians, and therapists can cover a full array of injuries, such as:

  • Repetitive stress fractures and sprains

  • Acute ankle sprains and fractures

  • Hand and wrist injuries

  • Neck and spine pain

  • Shoulder injuries

  • Knee sprains

  • Elbow pain

  • Hip pain

  • Tendonitis


While not everyone requires surgery, our team has deep experience with a full range of corrective surgeries.

Our Experience Includes:

  • Ligament and tendon corrections

  • Shoulder and hip surgeries

  • Spine fractures

  • Broken bone surgery

  • ACL reconstruction

  • Anthroscopic techniques


Our full-service sports medicine practice also features physical therapy and rehabilitation services to round out your treatment plan. Sometimes rehabilitation will be needed either before or after your surgery, or possibly both. We have a full team of staff in-house to assist with the full process as needed.


CRO is in partnership with UNC Nash Healthcare to provide sports medicine care to all public schools in Nash County with a certified athletic trainer at the schools. You may need to see one of our practitioners if your child gets injured during exercise or while participating on their sports team.

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