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Dr. Frank Holmes

Sports Medicine
Nashville, TN
24 years experience male

Locations

Impact Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, PLLC

Nashville, TN

Address

345 23rd Avenue N, Suite 301, Nashville, TN
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

6153464036

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee

Cigna

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Golden Rule Insurance Company

Bluegrass Family Health, Inc

Humana Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

AmeriChoice Health Services, Inc

Amerigroup

Tricare

HealthSpring

About

Bio

I am a sports medicine physician with a focus on patient care that emphasizes expertise, innovation and compassion. My goal is to help my patients overcome their injuries and pain and return to a satisfactory level of fitness while also accomplishing their wellness goals.

Specialties
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Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Tennessee

Doctor Q&A

737 Answers
665 Agrees
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Most can return: The most common type of hip bursitis is trochanteric bursitis and occurs on the lateral (outside) side of the hip. Iliopsoas bursitis occurs on the an... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Infection causes it: Bursitis may be caused by an infection, termed septic bursitis. However, most cases of bursitis are inflammatory, not infectious. Bursitis does not ac... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Rest, ice, NSAIDs: Assuming the diagnosis of bursitis is correct, initial treatment includes rest from aggravating activities (particularly overhead activities and lifti... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Yes!: Several brace companies offer posture braces. These may be purchased on your own, but you may have the optimal results if you have one prescribed by a... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Time to see the doc: After several months of pain that is not improving, then your focus should be on seeing a physician who can help you determine the cause of the pain a... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Time!: Sore muscles, especially those from a hard workout or a new strenuous activity, simply recover on their own. Soreness should resolve within 3-4 day... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Neck rule: General rule regarding exercise when ill: if all symptoms are above the neck with no fever and minimal fatigue, then you may exercise. However, if you... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
It varies...: Recovery from a broken hand depends on many factors: severity and location of the fracture, compliance with the prescribed form of immobilization (cas... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Behind knee joint: A baker's cyst is also known as a popliteal cyst. It often develops behind the knee joint when there is some other problem within the knee joint. Arth... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Seconds to a few min: Muscle spams tend to be brief and intermittent. They are rarely the primary problem, but the body's inefficient way of trying to protect an injured or... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Depends on severity: Many runners, especially those that are advanced, run with mild Achilles tendonitis. More severe tendonitis or partial tears often need a prolonged pe... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Not exactly: It is common for patients to experience degenerative meniscus tears as they age (often seen in patients 50 years and above). Thus, the meniscus can be... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Too much, too soon?: You may be overtraining if you are exercising every day. I would consider alternating your workouts (some biking, some walking, elliptical and/or swim... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Seek more advice: Most likely this represents swelling within your joint called an effusion or swelling outside the joint on top of the patella, called prepatellar burs... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Very rare : Although a very common and stubborn problem typically lasting 3 to 12 months, probably fewer than 1% of patients have "permanent" plantar fasciitis. I... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Test not sensitive: A nerve conduction test is not particularly sensitive when it comes to detecting nerve pain and irritation. It can be helpful to demonstrate medium to... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Radius : The end of the radius on the forearm is the most commonly fractured bone. A fall on an outstretched hand is the most common mechanism. If I can be if ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Numb = nerve: Pes planus, or flat feet, can be normal in some people & cause no problems. In others, it can cause issues. Numbness is not commonly linked to pes... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Many options: It totally depends on what has already been tried and failed. Options include a microdiscectomy (partial disc removal) with possible laminectomy (bone... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
How helpful is brace: If the brace is the source of the calf pain, but helps the knee, then an adjustment to the brace (size, fit, etc.) could be considered. Alternatively,... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: A concussion can come from a rapid acceleration or deceleration of the head, even without a direct blow to the head. Car wrecks are common sources of ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Find/treat the cause: IT band syndrome & patellofemoral syndrome are 2 very common conditions in young females. Consider these tips: update your running shoes if over 9... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Acute or chronic?: Is this a wrist strain due to injury versus wrist strain that is more chronic & related to repetitive motion? It's hard to fully recover without s... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Sprain is likely : Rest, ice, compression and immobilization. Return to working out when you have minimal pain and swelling and normal function. Check out my mini-blog o... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Doubtful : Assuming you have no liver problems, caffeine after exercise in moderate amounts should be fine. I would not recommend over 150 mg. Caffeine is though... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Rehab: The large majority of partial rotator cuff tears in patients your age are treated nonoperatively with rest and rehab/PT. That being said, some partial... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
See a specialist: If possible, see a specialist in orthopedics. This could represent a meniscus (cartilage) tear, a sprain of the capsule, a minor subluxation of the pa... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
It depends: Typically, once the skin incision heals, you have full range of the motion of the wrist and fingers, minimal pain and see some healing of the bones on... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Injection: Consider an ultrasound-guided injection of either a steroid or a regenerative biologic injection such as platelet-rich plasma or an amniotic membrane ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
It can : Response to opiates is highly variable among patients. Oral Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is often less effective than intravenous Demerol (meper... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
See below : Surgery usually takes 45-90 minutes. Full recovery usually 9-12 months.
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A member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
See your doc: There's no way to tell you what this might be without seeing you in person and performing a thorough history and exam. It's very unlikely that using r... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Either: The whey protein shake likely has more protein, depending on how much is added. Base your decision on the nutrients and what you are looking for- whic... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Midfoot: The ideal foot strike for a jogger is likely the plantar midfoot- the area between the heel and the "balls" of your foot. A midfoot strike has become ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Consider nerve pain: This may represent nerve pain instead. A common source would be from the neck (cervical spine) or another peripheral nerve above the elbow. Time to se... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Surgical vs. nonsurg: If you are having symptoms/signs consistent with a new mensical tear- pain on the inside or behind the knee, catching/popping, swelling & abnormal fun... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Contusion,sprain, fx: A blue discoloration usually represents bruising, implying bleeding beneath the skin. Bruising comes from 3 sources with a trauma such as yours- a sim... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Cereals, egg whites: Egg whites, low-sugar/high fiber/high protein cereals, whole wheat toast, fresh fruit, skim milk, greek yogurt, protein shakes- these are healthy brea... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
See a specialist : When a patient suspects a concussion, it's always best to have an evaluation with a physician. A discussion regarding warning signs and symptoms to be... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Increased uptake: This means there is increased uptake of the radioactive dye at an area other than a joint. Articular implies joint. Increased uptake is often seen whe... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Depends on healing: I do allow buddy taping of the 5th and 4th fingers for a 5th metacarpal fracture once the fracture has stabilized. Fracture stability is indicated by... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Probably: There are many causes of hip pain= osteoarthritis, labral/cartilage tears, hip flexor strains, bursitis, stress fractures & referred pain to the hip a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
MRI then surgery: With that many dislocations, surgery will probably be necessary to achieve stability of your patella. An MRI can demonstrate various areas of damage a... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Myth:: Most meals eaten when dining out are very high in sodium.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Mucous cyst: Most likely this is a mucous cyst seen often near the last knuckle (dip joint). These occur often in the setting of arthritis. They don't contain bloo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Variable : Pain after a shoulder replacement tends to diminish over time. Pain often reaches a low and very tolerable level between 1 and 3 months after the surg... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Location of pain...: Often tells us the possible causes of shoulder pain. Pain on the top of the shoulder is commonly seen in weight-lifters and is derived from the a-c jo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Need an x-ray: Jumping and landing on your heel is a common way to fracture the calcaneus. An x-ray initially is a must to evaluate you for a fracture. A missed frac... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Injury or not?: Questions that could help determine your diagnosis: was there an injury? Do you have swelling? Are you exercising or training for something? How long ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Pro?: Not sure what you mean by "pro." perhaps you meant prolotherapy or prp. These are both regenerative type injections used to heal damaged tissue, and t... Read More
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Testimonials
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1.4K
Thank you notes
This excellent physician is a colleague I greatly respect and trust!
Jul 8, 2013
excellent doctor. always gives informative posts
HealthTap member
Aug 29, 2016
A true professional! I had an elbow and shoulder problem. After a series of PRP treatments and some rehab, I feel like normal and back to normal day to day activities.
HealthTap member
Thanks for taking the time to answer! I had an MRI that revealed a blurry spot but no fracture. That was last October. Since then, 2 chiropractors have tried to straighten me out, explaining that my p...Read More
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Thank you for taking time to answer. Your time and effort is much appreciated. I am 51, my activities are less then they used to be due to knee pain; sitting at computer, moderate walking with one ti...Read More
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Thank you, I've never heard of plasma before. I'm going to look into that. My surgeon moved, and the other 3 o.s. I have seen seem to all have different opinions and feel i am too young for treatment...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Mississippi School of Medicine, MS
Graduated 1998MD

Awards

Patients' Choice Award, 2011
Patients' Choice Award, 2012
Patients' Choice Award, 2013

Affiliations

Impact Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, PLLC

Publications

Renal Injury in Sport
Klippel-Feil Syndrome in a Cheerleader
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