From our homebase in Birmingham, AL, we are here for patients from our local community, from the state of Alabama, across the United States and from around the world. As respected industry leaders, we are here working hard for you. We are here utilizing the most-advanced technology, to develop ground-breaking surgical techniques in an effort to provide you with excellence in sports medicine, and orthopaedic patient care, excellence in research and education and excellence in sports injury prevention.
Our team of doctors specialize in a full-range of orthopaedic care, including:
In the Fall of 2019, I was a softball pitcher in my junior year at Oklahoma State University. I began experiencing numbness and tingling in my left elbow. Also, I could not grip the softball. My arm had been swollen for a couple of weeks and so I decided to get it evaluated by my athletic trainer. He said that I had a stress fracture in my ulna and recommended I take time off from softball for 6 weeks. I had gone home to Minnesota for the Christmas break...
My entire experience, from my initial office visit, surgery and post-op appointments were first class. I never felt like I was pressured to have surgery. I knew I needed surgery after Dr. Andrew Cordover vividly explained my situation and treatment options during my initial visit.
I am feeling great and would recommend Dr. James Flanagan to anyone needing hip replacements and Drs. Charles Carnel and Andrew Cordover for back issues. I recommend Andrews Sports Medicine to all my family and friends dealing with orthopedic issues! Before I visited Andrews Sports Medicine, I was experiencing all kinds of pain, but once I took the step to go I was able to focus on getting better.
In the spring of 2020, the Covid19 Pandemic shut down collegiate sports including baseball at James Madison University (JMU). I continued to stay in shape by maintaining my training regimen. I joined a county league in order to keep pitching. I threw only one inning. In the second to last pitch, I felt a pop in my elbow.
At the beginning of the pandemic, Spring 2020, the marathon that I had signed up for Fall 2020 was cancelled. I decided to do what any rational runner would do, and train harder, faster, and longer than ever so that when races returned I would be ready to crush them all. It didn’t work out that way. By late July/early August, I was having quite a bit of hamstring tightness and hip pain during my training runs.
My husband and I have always been very physically active. We have a large yard and find it very enjoyable and rewarding to work in our yard together and keep it well-maintained.
Way back in the spring of 2013, I put out 86 bags of mulch during a two-week period. I distinctly remember the 86 bags because that particular project brought on years of pain and discomfort in my left shoulder, which negatively impacted my quality of life.
Initially, I thought I had simply “overdone it” and that I’d strained my shoulder, which also started grinding more and more. I took it very easy the next few days hoping my shoulder would start feeling better, but it didn't.
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