As summer begins to draw to a close and high school sports practices increase in number, the staff at the Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Orthopedic Center Walk-In Clinic is prepared to treat various sports injuries. Statistically, teens who are engaged in school sports activities have a higher overall rate of injuries than those who do not. Bones, muscles, and tendons grow at different rates, especially in teens, making them more prone to orthopedic injuries.

When both adults and adolescents experience injuries such as sprains, strains, shin splints, dislocated joints, stress fractures and more, the PMC Walk-In Orthopedic Clinic offers care without having to wait days or even weeks for an appointment. Jamie Varney, MD, is a PMC physician who specializes in sports medicine, and is the exclusive provider for the PMC Walk-In Orthopedic Clinic.

In addition to treating sports injuries that happen both on and off the playing field, Dr. Varney also provides sports physicals, which are required before students can participate in many school sports. Any patient, regardless of age, who experiences an acute sports injury is encouraged to visit the PMC Orthopedic Walk-In Clinic Monday through Friday between 8am and 9am on the 6th floor of the PMC Clinic building.

For more information, call 606-430-2206.