Dr. Chappell has extensive experience and expertise in taking care of professional, elite and amateur athletes.
Prior to coming home to Utah, Dr. Chappell was the team physician for Ohio University where he provided care to all athletes and performing artists on campus.
Sports coverage included swimming, track, cross country, endurance events, football, basketball, soccer, field hockey, ice hockey, baseball, and softball. He also covered the PRCA rodeo with the Justin Sports Medicine Team (find out about sports medicine).
At In2it Medical we integrate the science of sports and the performing arts for the mutual benefit of both.
Common Sports Injuries
The most common sports injuries are sprains and strains. Sprains are injuries to ligaments, the tough bands connecting bones to bones. Sudden stretching of ligaments past their limits deforms or tears them.
Oftentimes these injuries are mild and just require a little ice or downtime. But, when more significant could lead to instability, re-injury or chronic pain, all of which can be effectively treated at In2it Medical.
Patellofemoral syndrome - injury resulting from the repetitive movement of your kneecap against your thigh bone, causing pain in the underlying bone. Repetitive physical activity, changes in physical activity or abnormal tracking of the kneecap are common causes.
Meniscus tears- injury to the cartilage that acts as a cushion between thigh bone and shin bone. Activities involving forceful twisting, rotation or pressure can cause a tear in the cartilage, resulting in instability, stiffness, swelling and pain.
Collateral Ligament Injuries- Damage to the medial and lateral collateral ligament injuries can be caused by a force pushing the knee sideways, usually by direct contact to the knee.
Injury of tissue, tendons or muscle around the tibia, or shin, that usually causes pain along the inner border of the shin where the muscles attach. Shin splints often develop from overuse or repetitive activity, or when first getting back into heavy physical activity.
The most common sports injuries are sprains and strains. Strains are injuries to muscle fibers or tendons, which anchor muscles to bones. Strains are called “pulled muscles”: Over-stretching or overusing a muscle causes tears in the muscle fibers or tendons.
Oftentimes these injuries are mild and just require a little ice or downtime. But, when more significant could lead to instability, re-injury or chronic pain, all of which can be effectively treated at In2it medical.
Injury of the muscles and tendons of the forearm that attach to the elbow. Overuse of these tissues can cause pain or burning on the outside of the elbow or weakened grip strength.
Also called a groin strain, can be caused by too much stress on the muscles of the groin and thigh, resulting in over-stretching or tears in the muscle fibers. This can cause pain and tenderness in the groin when bringing legs together or raising a knee. Common causes are suddenly changing direction or jumping.