Sports injuries are common and are part of the active lifestyle in Southern California. 

Sports injuries that occur as part of an active lifestyle or while playing a favorite sport deserve expert treatment and rehabilitation.  The diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries at Long Beach Lakewood Orthopedic Institute is aimed at restoring patients to their peak level of athletic performance as well as their normal daily activities.

Our board certified sports medicine physicians offer a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis, treatment – non-operative and surgical – and rehabilitation for sport related injuries.

Diagnosis imaging and rehabilitative physical therapy are easily accessible.

Common Shoulder injuries include:

  • Rotator cuff injury/tear
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Labral Tears
  • Bicep Tendon Injuries

Common Knee injuries include:

  • Ligamentous injuries
  • Meniscal tears
  • ACL tear

Common Elbow Injuries Include:

  • Strain/sprain of elbow joint
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitits)
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)

Our physicians offer a wide scope of treatment modalities to help our patients regain function and strength in as short a period as possible.  Modalities of treatment include conservative non-operative treatment of sports injuries as well as operative treatment. When appropriate, we treat sports injuries first with conservative measures, such as rest and bracing, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory and analgesic medications as well as intraarticular or local steriod injections.

When non-surgical treatments do not relieve pain and restore function, operative treatment may become necessary. Our skilled, board certified surgeons will discuss with you the best operative treatment plan based on your particular needs and condition and in accordance with the proven evidence based on available data.     

Examples of these include:

  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Knee arthroscopy