Sports Medicine Doctor

Our specialty-trained sports medicine doctors and surgeons at Southern California Orthopedic Institute are internationally and nationally recognized for their leadership and training in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries and conditions.

Sports injuries can sometimes be one-time traumatic events—such as when a player is knocked down by his or her opponent or trips and breaks a bone while rushing to catch a ball. However, many sports-related injuries are less dramatic and the issue and pain progress with time, such as when a tennis player develops tennis elbow or a pitcher develops issues with his or her rotator cuff from repetitive use. Though often times, these injuries and conditions can be relieved using minimally invasive techniques such as regenerative medicine, injections, or arthroscopic procedures. Whether you're a high profile athlete or a weekend warrior, sports-related injuries and conditions that keep you from the activities you love should be assessed, diagnosed, and treated by a sports medicine doctor or surgeon.

When You Should Visit a Sports Medicine Doctor Near You

Symptoms offer clues to your condition. If you are experiencing any of the following, make an appointment with a sports medicine specialist and discuss these symptoms:

  • Any unusual sounds or sensations, such as bones grinding or popping
  • Extreme tenderness in the affected area
  • Must limp due to foot, ankle, or knee pain
  • Pain is preventing you from returning to your sport 
  • Severe pain, tingling, numbness, or pins and needles sensations in the affected area 
  • Sports injury has affected range of motion

If you are currently experiencing any of these issues, you may be suffering from one of the following injuries or conditions that can be treated with or without surgery by our expertly trained sports medicine doctor or surgeon:

  • AC joint problem
  • Anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL injury
  • Biceps tendon injury
  • Concussion
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Meniscus injury
  • Rotator cuff tears or impingement
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Shoulder instability
  • Sprain or strains
  • Tennis elbow

Experience Excellence at Southern California Orthopedic Institute

Deciding on the best doctor to treat your sports-related injury or condition is important, and there is much to consider when choosing a sports medicine specialist for your care.

At Southern California Orthopedic Institute, you can be confident knowing our fellowship-trained and specialty-trained sports medicine doctors are knowledgeable medical specialists with focused training and experience in sports-related problems and treatments, including minimally invasive surgery. With this advanced training and extensive knowledge, our sports medicine specialists will treat your individual needs with the highest level of expertise.

Through our Sports Medicine Center, our doctors take a team approach in assessing, diagnosing, and treating our patients. From our primary care sports medicine doctors to our specialty-trained sports medicine surgeons, our specialists are skilled in delivering a wide range of treatments, procedures, and surgical techniques for a number of conditions and injuries. To learn more about our Sports Medicine Center, its internationally renowned doctors, and the variety of conditions we manage at Southern California Orthopedic Institute, we invite you to review our patient education resources, our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine on our website, or use the quick links below. 

If you are ready for an expert opinion on your sports-related issue and to discuss your nonsurgical and surgical treatment options with one of our sports medicine doctors in our Sports Medicine Center, you can make an appointment online or call (818) 901-6600 or (661) 328-5565 for our Bakersfield location. We have convenient locations in Van Nuys, Bakersfield, Valencia, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Pasadena (Pediatric Orthopedics), Ridgecrest, Beverly Hills, and Porter Ranch. You may use our My Choice resource to help select the right specialist for you. 

Southern California Orthopedic Institute is a proud supporter of:

  • California State University, Bakersfield
  • College of the Canyons
  • Los Angeles Pierce College
  • Los Angeles Valley College
  • Bakersfield Christian High School
  • Bishop Alemany High School
  • Campbell Hall School
  • Crespi Carmelite High School
  • Garces Memorial High School
  • Grace Brethren School
  • Hart High School
  • Harvard-Westlake School
  • Independence High School
  • Oaks Christian High School
  • Saugus High School
  • Sierra Canyon High School
  • Stockdale High School
  • Valencia High School
  • West Ranch High School

Professional Teams:

  • Bakersfield Condors Hockey Team