Sports Medicine

The Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics team is nationally known for its the care it provides professional, collegiate or high school athletes. The same orthopedic specialists that treat your favorite teams deliver leading-edge care for people of all ages.

Orthopedic sports medicine is a subspecialty that manages musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses that occur during sports participation. Sports medicine fellowship trained physicians work with athletes to get them back to play quickly and safely, ideally at the pre-injury performance level. Our physicians’ reputation in this area is unsurpassed. For nearly 40 years, we have proudly served as the Indianapolis Colts’ team physicians. Similarly, we serve in a similar capacity for numerous colleges and high schools in the area.

Treatment Methods

  • Expert orthopedic diagnosis
  • Sports chiropractic care
  • Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Traditional and alternative medications
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Care coordination with team athletic trainers and coaches
  • Injections
  • Minimally invasive tendon debridement
  • Non-operative fracture care
  • Minimally invasive surgical techniques

Common Sports Medicine Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Tear or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
  • Hip Stress Fracture
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Intersection Syndrome
  • Jumper's Knee (Patellar Tendinitis)
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Swelling
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury
  • Little Leaguer's Elbow
  • Lower Leg Stress Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
  • Metatarsophalangeal Joint Sprain
  • Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain
  • Patellar Subluxation
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Peroneal Tendon Strain
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury
  • Quadriceps Strain
  • Rhomboid Muscle Strain
  • Severe Ankle Sprain
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Skier's Thumb (Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Stress Fractures
  • Subluxations
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Torn Ligament
  • Upper and Middle Back Strain
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist Sprain
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament tear of elbow
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Hamstring Tear
  • Hamstring Injury

Frequently Asked Questions

Can sports medicine physicians treat non-athletes?

Although specially trained in sport, sports medicine physicians are musculoskeletal and performance experts, and can treat anyone from an elite athletes to active older adults.

What’s the difference between a primary care sports medicine physician and an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon?

Both are trained in the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal injuries; however, the sports medicine surgeon is trained in the surgical repair of sports-related injuries. Often the primary care sports medicine physician and the orthopedic sports medicine surgeon work as a team alongside an athlete, parents/guardians and coaches to prevent injury, manage the athlete’s condition and develop a return to play plan.

How do I find a good sports medicine physician?

Look at the physician’s board certification. Also, determine if the physician completed a sports medicine fellowship or a fellowship in a particular body part, e.g. foot/ankle.

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