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Dr. Gregory S Motley, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Gregory S Motley MD is a top Sports Medicine Specialist in Asheville, North Carolina. With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to his specialty, Dr. Gregory S Motley MD is an expert in changing the lives of his patients for the better. Through his designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Gregory S Motley MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in his field, Dr. Gregory S Motley MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. He embodies the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Asheville, NC, Dr. Gregory S Motley MD is a true asset to his field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
He started Southeastern Sports Medicine in the Western North Carolina High Schools to bring the Division 1 approach to athlete care to the Regional High School level. He started an ATC run program that is a Professional Model on utilizing the gifts Athletic Trainers develop and give to the areas athletes.

His Division One experience as a 3 year Strarter in the SEC with his own injuries and concussions prepared him to be an expert in his field.

His Military experience in the USANG as a Blackhawk Flight Surgeon and his T-37 jet training with the USAF give him a significant experience and skill in handling Professionals under the pressure to return to high performance!
Dr Motley has two daughters he has loved raising and watching them play soccer and violin: Anabell Motley

20 yo a junior at the Naval Academy playing for Karen Gabarra on the soccer team and Mary Laci Motley a freshman at UNC Chapel Hill in Keenan Flagler School of business.

His wife of 20 years is Dr Mary Mac Ogden a professor of History and a common passion of both.

His hobbies have been his girls, flying, skeet shooting, and tennis.

Dr Motley is especially proud of SESM and the New experts he has brought to the area to help care for patients with compassion and expertise.
28 years Experience
Dr. Gregory S. Motley, MD
Specializes in:
  • Sports Medicine
  • Asheville, NC
  • Univ of Ky Coll of Med, Lexington Ky
  • Accepting new patients

Is an ankle sprain serious?

Yes You can have ligament injury or bone fracture and because your competitive and if like me Adrenalin Player. XRAY and clinical exam can rule out a lot and Physical exam READ MORE
Yes You can have ligament injury or bone fracture and because your competitive and if like me Adrenalin Player.

XRAY and clinical exam can rule out a lot and Physical exam by expert is very accurate. ASO ANKLE BRACESwill be critical for your return with a Preventitive Ankle Brace. One our studies shows Large increase in Re-Injury 75% if no Rehab or protective brace WITHIN 2 months of Intial injry!

How can I deal with post workout muscle pain?

Fluid Hydration with Supplement Electolytes and Recovery Meal Plan is the first key. Second a recovery workout with Bike, swimming and then Stretching Program with multiple READ MORE
Fluid Hydration with Supplement Electolytes and Recovery Meal Plan is the first key.

Second a recovery workout with Bike, swimming and then Stretching Program with multiple times a day evening and nite.

I also believe in Massage by an expert to help the muscles rid themselves of toxins that cause pain and New Recovery programs with Breathing are the NEXT FUTURE!!! Breathe out your toxins and breathe recovery!!!

Are there any anti-inflammatory medicines I can take after running?

Yes but I would try a mixed approach with Pre-planning with Appropriate Pre-game/Run meal with appropriate meal 3-4 hours PRIOR and use anti-inflammatory before workout/Race followed READ MORE
Yes but I would try a mixed approach with Pre-planning with Appropriate Pre-game/Run meal with appropriate meal 3-4 hours PRIOR and use anti-inflammatory before workout/Race followed by 1000 mg of Tylenol every 2 hours for Maximum 24 hr dose equal to 3000mg per Day!
Good luck

How long should I wait before eating after finishing a game?

Start immediately with small meal but more electrolyte type drink Gatorade or Poweaide then slowly add salted type meal in small portions. After recovering to baseline core body READ MORE
Start immediately with small meal but more electrolyte type drink Gatorade or Poweaide then slowly add salted type meal in small portions. After recovering to baseline core body temperature and feeling refreshed, then you can progress back to usual diet. A lot of science out there on Recovery drinks, shakes and foods. Eat what you want after you are recovered 2 hours after major competition.
Then start back don a Nutriotion based meal plan based on YOUR sports demand!

Left shoulder wider than right shoulder. What are the possible reasons?

You have a compression occurring on your brachial plexus and possibly a congenital vascular system causing this. Your clavicle without history of contact hit like my broken clavicle READ MORE
You have a compression occurring on your brachial plexus and possibly a congenital vascular system causing this. Your clavicle without history of contact hit like my broken clavicle at LSU nite football game still with a bump, but yours could be an exostosis, or benign or worse growth on it affecting this side,
I recommend immediate evaluation as you know this is not normal and noticeable.
Get It worked up Now!

What does sports rehabilitation include?

Rehab treats all types of injuries from an injury requiring No surgery but healing time, rehab time, then strengthening timer to Fina Return To Play period where the athlete is READ MORE
Rehab treats all types of injuries from an injury requiring No surgery but healing time, rehab time, then strengthening timer to Fina Return To Play period where the athlete is TESTED in a Safe environment!
Surgical injuries are 100% different with different Goals during the First 6 weeks and RTP is prolonged but necessary for Confidence Building and Appropriate Strength, coordination and Balance!!
ATC and licensed PT have skill sets that help these youn athletes achieve their goals! Sports psychology is a key Skill set for short and Long term success!!

I have sore knees from running. Will ice compression help?

RICENT Rest Ice Compression NSAIDs & Tylenol are great conservative approach. But you might need a Limb alignment XRAY and look how your knees are affected by leg alignment. READ MORE
RICENT
Rest Ice Compression NSAIDs & Tylenol are great conservative approach.
But you might need a Limb alignment XRAY and look how your knees are affected by leg alignment. It also depends on your weight and Gait mechanics.

How should I prevent any knee injuries while playing hockey?

You need to be fitted by a professional much like the NFL and NCAA teams wear! Over the counter OTC are good braces for 60% of athletes but You need a Top of the Line Professional READ MORE
You need to be fitted by a professional much like the NFL and NCAA teams wear!
Over the counter OTC are good braces for 60% of athletes but You need a Top of the Line Professional Brave fitted to you specifically

I have a pins and needles feeling while doing yoga. What can I do?

Depends if new or all the time and also where the tingling occurs. If you are in an extreme range of motion is used then sometimes the nerve is just getting pulled to tight. Other READ MORE
Depends if new or all the time and also where the tingling occurs. If you are in an extreme range of motion is used then sometimes the nerve is just getting pulled to tight. Other option is “VARIABLE” genetic make up of muscles and do the pinch the nerve by certain positions compressing the nerve!

While swimming I hit my head on the wall. What should I do?

I have done that more times than I want to admit. If you did not have any symptoms of concussion.....Down load Free app ConcussionMD and read RTP criteria. The bump itself is READ MORE
I have done that more times than I want to admit. If you did not have any symptoms of concussion.....Down load Free app ConcussionMD and read RTP criteria.
The bump itself is in material if no other symptoms.

Is it safe to play badminton after a hand fracture?

No Needs to have a Slow 2-4 week Return to play with MVT and calcium / Vitamin D with shot of orange juice. Start a grip strengthening program and if it is not sore every day READ MORE
No
Needs to have a Slow 2-4 week Return to play with MVT and calcium / Vitamin D with shot of orange juice. Start a grip strengthening program and if it is not sore every day after then 4 weeks to prevent RE-BREAK or. STRESS fracture by not staging his return.
You are the boss of this man so explain he had to work and and he needs to Prepare All the bones in his hand for return to play!
My wife did this and “She was right” not me the “Expert”

Should PT be recommended in any sport for any age?

Yes because most athletes in the ages 30-60 donot follow a specific sport training program and more importantly learning from an expert about what to do and what not to do is well READ MORE
Yes because most athletes in the ages 30-60 donot follow a specific sport training program and more importantly learning from an expert about what to do and what not to do is well worth the time to prevent injury