Sports Medicine Specialist

Elite Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Specialists located in Wayne, NJ & Riverdale, NJ

Sports medicine involves treating athletic injuries and fully rehabilitating your body so you can get back into the game. Though competitive athletes have a higher risk of suffering a sports injury, anyone who’s active can end up with an injury that needs the care of Nader Fahimi, MD, and the specialists at Elite Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Don’t wait to seek help for a sports injury. Book an appointment online or call one of the offices in Wayne, Riverdale, or Clifton, New Jersey.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What injuries do sports medicine specialists treat?

The team at Elite Orthopedics & Sports Medicine treats all types of sports injuries. These are a few examples of the most common:

  • Sprained ankle
  • ACL tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Runner’s knee
  • Fractures

You may experience a sudden, acute injury or develop an overuse injury. Overuse injuries occur when you frequently stress the same tissues by repeating the same movements.

Small tears naturally occur while you train and engage in sports. If you give your body enough time to heal, the tears go away.

When these tiny injuries don’t heal, they get progressively worse, causing inflammation, soft tissue tears, and stress fractures.

What symptoms indicate I need a sports medicine specialist?

The classic symptoms that appear after a sports injury include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Joint instability
  • Limited mobility
  • Muscle weakness
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Inability to use the affected limb

When you have severe symptoms or your symptoms don’t improve in a few days, it’s important to see the team at Elite Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Prompt treatment prevents further damage that can lead to long-term problems such as chronic joint instability.

How are sports injuries treated?

Elite Orthopedics & Sports Medicine begins your treatment with the most appropriate conservative therapies. However, severe injuries such as a compound fracture and injuries that don’t heal may need surgery.

Your treatment may include:

Conservative therapies

This typically includes rest or immobilization, anti-inflammatory medications, and changing your activities.


Your provider may recommend arthroscopic surgery for joint injuries that are severe or don’t improve. The team members are highly skilled and have years of experience performing arthroscopy of the shoulder, hip, and knee. 

To perform this minimally invasive technique, your provider makes a small incision and inserts a narrow scope into the joint. Using lighting and a video camera in the scope, your provider examines the inside of the joint, determines the extent of damage, and does surgery to repair the problem if needed.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation

As your injury heals, you begin physical therapy and rehabilitation. Elite Orthopedics & Sports Medicine works with you to get you back in the game at maximum strength. 

To meet that goal, they develop a customized rehabilitation program that includes sport-specific rehabilitation and guidelines for restructuring your training to prevent future injuries.

If you need help with a sports injury, call Elite Orthopedics & Sports Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.