Dr. Frank Holmes

Sports Medicine
Nashville, TN
25 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

Thursday: 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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Hard to say: The severity of the chondromalacia can only be determined with an MRI or surgery. However, at your age, it's unlikely that your damage is moderate or ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
7-9 hours : The average adult needs 7-9 hours each night. Judge your more precise amount based on your falling asleep, waking without alarms and fatigue patterns.... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Fungal infection: This sounds like onychomycosis, a non-dangerous infection, but one that discolors and deforms the nail. Debris can form under the nail, causing it to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Variable: The recovery time can vary from weeks to years. Chondromalacia implies long-term, often irreversible damage to the cartilage that covers the bone. How... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Need more info: Injury or no injury? Swelling or no swelling? Any overuse activities liking hiking, running or sports? Pain on the front, inside, outside or back? Cra... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Hip, muscle, nerve: I'd love to be able to help you, but a more thorough history, physical exam and x-rays will be necessary to give you more answers. A doctor's visit wi... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Radius: The end of the radius in the forearm is the most common arm fracture. A fall on an outstretched hand is the common mechanism of injury. The force of t... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Ketamine infusions: Some of my patients in the U.S. benefit greatly from ketamine infusions given every few weeks to months, often administered by pain management physici... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Sinus, teeth, etc.: A sinus infection, tooth inflammation, nerve pain from the oral or facial region. TMJ inflammation are considerations. At your age, a cardiac cause wo... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Swelling?: Swelling and inflammation often gives patients the sense of tightness above the knee. A sprained ligament that supposedly has healed and in the absenc... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Depends on signs: The large majority of disc problems can be treated without surgery. Relative rest, time, meds, PT, inversion tables, decompression, injections are non... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Low back: Based on your description, I would suspect that your low back is the source of your symptoms. You may have nerve canal narrowing called stenosis. Ther... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
A couple of reasons : It overstresses the fascia. PF involves inflammation, degeneration and/or microtears in the fascia. Barefoot walking both loads and stretches the dama... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Concussion: Most likely, you're experiencing post-concussion symptoms. It would be wise to be seen by a sports medicine or neurological specialist to evaluate you... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Variable: Many variables exist when it comes to healing: age, ability to rest & allow for recovery, severity of the tendon injury, treatments employed to pr... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
CRPS: Consider complex regional pain syndrome. Formerly known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy. If your surgeon is not able to help you, then get another opi... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Not much longer : Assuming the bone is healing at a normal rate, I would suspect your "instability" symptoms should fade away in the next 2-3 weeks. Most nondisplaced t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Depends : PT is one of my primary treatment options for PF. I find about 80% of patients see a benefit. night splinting, good footwear, rest from offending acti... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
If failed nonop: If all nonoperative measures for suspected patellar instability have been tried and failed, then T.T. osteotomy can be used to treat this problem. How... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Sleep hygeine: First, identity why you are not sleeping well. Stress, caffeine, illness, late night activity (screen time or exercise). Identify causes and try to re... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Flexor nodule: This may be a flexor tendon nodule or a plantar fibroma. If painless and not increasing in size, only observation is required. If I can be of further ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Urticaria: Based on this limited info, your history suggests exercise-induced urticaria. Here's a link to give you a bit more info. https://familydoctor.org/cond... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Unlikely: You've had a double dose of the decongestant which can keep you from sleeping well, increase your heart rate and increase your blood pressure. The dou... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Which ligament?: The information presented here is incomplete. However, myxoid degeneration is usually not a cause of symptoms/disability. Unless the ACL or PCL is lax... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Wound care: Facial scratches tend to heal quickly since the blood supply to this area is so good. Try to avoid letting it scab, as this causes more scarring. Vase... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Unlikely heart: It would be unlikely at 22 years of age that a cardiac issue is causing your symptoms. Nerve pain from your neck, thoracic outlet or elbow is more lik... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Not normal : Bunions can be pain-free and need no treatment while pain associated with bunions can be from arthritis of the first MTP joint or ligament pain. There... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Blood sugar check: Although your symptoms are nonspecific, numbness in the extremities combined with excessive thirst can be a sign of elevated blood sugar. Getting your... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Rest, ice: Quad strains can be very mild (Grade 1) to severe (Grade 3) with severe involving major tearing. Recurrence is common if you return to sprinting too s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Rest, ice m, NSAIDs: Bruises can involve the superficial soft tissues right below the skin and be very minor or very deep and involve the muscle or bone. You can play socc... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Cramp : Sounds like a muscle cramp. Due to fatigue and/or electrolyte imbalance that occurs with heavy sweating and/or dehydration. Immediately stretching the... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Painful?: Painless popping is usually of no concern. After ACL surgery, popping can occur due to minor shifts of fluid in the knee, tracking changes of the pate... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Possibly arm pain: A disc bulge at these levels can cause nerve irritation. C6 nerve pain can run down the arm on the thumb side and to the thumb. C7 nerve pain often in... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Gradual progression: -Pick forms of exercise you enjoy and will continue doing -Choose a mixture of cardio and weight-training -Gradually progress your training- increase ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Another opinion: This would be extremely rare in terms of an ACL injury. ACL tears rarely "heal" themselves. In the absence of ACL reconstruction or some type of regen... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Achilles in back: If you have pain and point tenderness over the large tendon at the back of the ankle, then yes, think Achilles tendonitis. Burning, though, is sometim... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Depends : Meloxicam 15 mg once daily is equivalent to Motrin 800 three times/day. These are anti-inflammatories and often better for tendinitis. They should not... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Not directly related: These are likely separate issues. A plantar wart can create pain, resulting in a change in your gait (how you walk) and thus put more pressure on othe... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Fluid=damage: Swelling within the knee joint is most often a sign of structural damage. Cartilage injury(both meniscus and articular cartilage) problems would be th... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Probably not normal: A few questions, was the meniscus repaired or trimmed away? What is your age, and was there any co-existing arthritis? It's possible you have some sca... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Yes : You are describing some classic concussion symptoms. Brain and body rest are important in your recovery. Do not return to any activities that are high... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Likely yes: There are various types of bone bruises- some based on your history and exam and others confirmed with an MRI. Some on MRI actually represent small fr... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Extremely rare : The contrast is very unlikely to cause a blood clot. However, the venipucture used to administer the contrast could very slightly increase the risk of... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Ice better usually: Ice is a better choice for pain and inflammation. Tendonitis implies inflammation and is usually the cause of pain in the first 6 weeks. After that, t... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Varies: It depends on the patient. Some respond to one med better than another. Any of these can provide a benefit. Aleve and Advil are anti-inflammatories an... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Sciatica not muscle: Sciatica 90% of the time involves inflammation or compression of a nerve from low back/lumbar spine. The sciatic nerve is in the buttocks and travels ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Estimated 3-6 months: Conservative/nonsurgical care for a lateral meniscus tear can include relative rest- esp. from high-impact/cutting activities such as running, heavy h... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Ice/NSAIDs: Reduce repetitive activity of the finger, gently ice it for 15 minutes 3-5x/day and take anti-inflammatories if these are safe for you. A cortisone in... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
No way to know: I'm very sorry to hear about your injury. Dizziness is likely associated with a concussion and/or neck sprain that have also occurred at the same time... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Replaces salt losses: During exercise and sweating, we lose variable to large amounts of salt/sodium and other electrolytes, especially if a heavy and salty sweater and/or ... Read More
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Testimonials
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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.
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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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