Conditions We Treat in Female Athletes

Our expert team of Stanford Medicine specialists care for athletes of all ages and treat a variety of sports-related conditions, including:

  • Amenorrhea (lack of menstrual periods)
  • Avulsion fractures—when a small piece of bone attached to a ligament or tendon is pulled away from the rest of the bone
  • Disordered eating, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa
  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)— when extra bone grows along one or both of the bones that form the hip joint, causing the bones to rub against each other
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Knee injuries
  • Low bone density
  • Overuse/overtraining
  • Shoulder instability
  • Snapping hip
  • Spondylolysis (a stress fracture of the bone that connects two vertebrae)
  • Sports-related concussions and sport safety
  • Stress fractures