Dr. Nikhil Pandhi
At North Point ORthopaedics

Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Munster, IN

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine services offered in Munster, IN

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 Q&A

What is 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:


  • Running
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Hockey


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.

What conditions can sports medicine address?


Sports medicine can address many types of injuries, including:


  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Runner’s knee
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Heel pain
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Bursitis


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.

When should I schedule a sports medicine consultation?


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.

What are the different types of sports medicine treatments?


Dr. Pandhi offers multiple types of sports medicine treatments, including:

PRP therapy


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


Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows Dr. Pandhi to diagnose and treat knee pain through tiny incisions.

Joint replacement


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:


  • Bracing and immobilization
  • Kinetic tape
  • Rehabilitative exercises
  • Activity modification


Call Nikhil Pandhi, D.O., M.P.H., today or book an appointment online to learn more about sports medicine.