You don’t have to be a professional athlete to enjoy the benefits of sports medicine. At his orthopedic clinic in Munster, Indiana, Nikhil Pandhi, D.O., M.P.H., provides comprehensive care for athletes and weekend warriors. Dr. Pandhi uses his skill as an orthopedic surgeon to repair damaged joints, repair torn ligaments, rehabilitate injured tendons, and more. Call the office or book an appointment online today to learn more about sports medicine.
Sports medicine is a specialty focused on diagnosing, treating, and preventing exercise-related injuries. While many athletes seek sports medicine care to ensure they stay in the game, fitness enthusiasts can also benefit from this type of care.
Dr. Pandhi can help individuals playing sports such as:
Dr. Pandhi uses the latest diagnostic tools and surgical techniques to address sports injuries, whether you have shooting knee pain while running or a twinge in your elbow while golfing.
Sports medicine can address many types of injuries, including:
Dr. Pandhi also treats wear-and-tear conditions, like osteoarthritis (OA) — a chronic condition that causes the cartilage around the joints to deteriorate.
Certain sports and activities can accelerate OA. Sports medicine techniques can help slow its progression and allow you to remain active.
Dr. Pandhi encourages you to schedule a sports medicine consultation if you suffer an injury that limits your mobility or range of motion or causes persistent pain. Even minor injuries can lead to inflammation that slows the healing process.
At his office, Dr. Pandhi uses on-site X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and other diagnostic imaging tests to plan your personalized treatment.
Dr. Pandhi offers multiple types of sports medicine treatments, including:
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a biological substance in your blood that is rich in proteins and growth factors. Dr. Pandhi extracts PRP from your blood and injects it directly into your injury site to accelerate healing.
Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows Dr. Pandhi to diagnose and treat knee pain through tiny incisions.
With arthroscopic techniques and the Mako SmartRobotics™ system, Dr. Pandhi can replace joints and the structures that support them with expert precision.
Dr. Pandhi also uses sports medicine techniques such as:
Call Nikhil Pandhi, D.O., M.P.H., today or book an appointment online to learn more about sports medicine.