Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

A sports medicine doctor has specialized training in assessing and treating musculoskeletal problems in all aspects. Our sports medicine service provides medical care to athletes and non-athletes of all ages.

What We Treat

We treat a wide range of non-surgical orthopedic issues, so you can be seen for anything from osteoarthritis to sprains and strains to fractures.

  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Ankle sprains
  • Cartilage injuries in the knee (meniscus tears and articular cartilage defects)
  • Golfer's and tennis elbow
  • Ligament injuries to the knee (ACL, PCL, MCL, and LCL injuries)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Peroneal tendon injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder instability, tendonitis and bursitis
  • Throwing injuries of the shoulder and elbow
  • Torn ligaments
  • Turf toe

In addition, our sports medicine team offers orthopedic surgery to treat conditions caused by sports injuries.

Our Services

Our fracture care includes the option of waterproof casting material. We are fully stocked with splints, slings, braces, crutches, and walking boots.

We also perform soft-tissue and joint injections, including ultrasound-guided injections and hyaluronan (Synvisc, Supartz, Orthovisc) and viscosupplements for knee osteoarthritis.

Working Together

Our comprehensive treatment of non-surgical orthopedic conditions allows patients to be seen in one location for a variety of issues. Everything from imaging to rehabilitation is available at The Center. We work with X-ray and musculoskeletal radiologists at Memorial Hospital on a daily basis. In addition, our sports injury doctors work with physical therapy to accommodate patients and pain management to help control our patients’ pain.

Why Choose Us

By focusing on patient education, we help ensure that you understand your diagnosis and what treatment options are available. We’ll also review your imaging tests and provide additional materials to help you make the best choice for your care.

Our Team

The Sports Medicine group includes team physician Dr. Michael Hughes and a group of certified athletic trainers. They evaluate athletic injuries and help get patients the treatment and rehabilitation they need.

Dr. Michael Hughes is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who serves as the head team physician and medical director for Lindenwood University – Belleville and an assistant team physician for McKendree University. Dr. Hughes completed fellowship certification in sports medicine and completed an American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) fellowship at Washington University. While at Washington University, he was able to participate in the care of the St. Louis Rams and St. Louis Blues. Dr. Hughes also proudly serves as the head team physician for Belleville West High School.

Team Support

We proudly supports these schools and teams.

Gateway Grizzlies Baseball Club
Head Team Physician and Medical Director,
Dr. Michael Hughes

Fire & Ice Soccer Club
Head Team Physician, 
Dr. Michael Hughes
Lindenwood University Belleville
Head Team Physician and Medical Director, 
Dr. Michael Hughes
McKendree University
Team Physician, 
Dr. Michael Hughes
Belleville East High School
Head Team Physician, 
Dr. Michael Hughes

Belleville West High School
Head Team Physician, 
Dr. Michael Hughes

Cahokia High School
Head Team Physician, 
Dr. Michael Hughes
Nashville High School
Head Team Physician, 
Dr. Michael Hughes

Student Care

BJC Medical Group of Illinois is here to provide quality healthcare for students in the Metro East from physicials to after-hours injury care to sports medicine.


If your insurance requires it, please ask your doctor to refer you to The Orthopedic and Neurosciences Center. Self-referrals are also welcome in Sports Medicine.

To schedule appointments with The Center’s physicians, call (618) 767-7000. Call between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and The Center’s team can match you with the physician you should see for your condition.