Sports medicine is a subset of medicine known as exercise physiology, which is a specialized sub-specialty of medicine specializing in treating the physical and mental effects of exercise.
Sports medicine involves treating injuries, injuries caused by collisions, and chronic pain.
Sports scientists and doctors perform specialized tests and procedures to treat injuries caused when athletes exercise.
You can find more information about sports medicine on the CDC website.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports sports medicine research and research on chronic and traumatic diseases.
You may also find a lot of articles on the topic on the NIH website.
You might also find that Sports Medicine Research Centers, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), offer clinical training programs that are available to athletes who are looking to gain knowledge about chronic and/or traumatic diseases and injuries.
You could also learn more about sports injuries and chronic illnesses through a number of resources.
For example, the NIH also publishes the NIH Sport Injury Handbook.
You should also check out the National Sports Medicine Association website for additional information about all things related to sports.