Sports Medicine Doctor

Dedicated to serving the orthopedic needs of Columbus, North Vernon, Seymour, Greensburg, and the surrounding areas since 1976, Southern Indiana Orthopedics offers exceptional sports-related injury care from our specialty-trained sports medicine specialists so you can get stronger.

Whether you're an athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone who stays fairly active, you often face some risk of musculoskeletal injury. If you're experiencing pain or discomfort due to an athletic injury, it's important to seek help from the right kind of doctor, like a physician who practices sports medicine.

Sports medicine specialists are orthopedic surgeons who are trained in the area of medicine concerning the treatment of athletic injuries of the knee, wrist, ankle, shoulder, and hip as well as bones, muscles, and soft tissues. They also provide comprehensive plans for safe exercise and injury-free athletic conditioning.

In addition to developing injury prevention plans, sports medicine providers offer expert preparticipation medical screenings, and any sports injury causing ongoing pain or impaired mobility is grounds for a medical consult.

Sports medicine providers see both adult and older pediatric (12+) patients for a variety of sports-related conditions, including:

  • Any injury to the ankle, wrist, knee, shoulder, muscles, or other soft tissues sustained while exercising or playing sports
  • Concussions
  • Exercise-induced trauma
  • Fractures
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis (tendinitis)
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Torn ACL or other torn ligaments
  • Torn meniscus or other cartilage damage

Advanced Sports Medicine Care in Columbus, North Vernon, Seymour & Greensburg

When you see one of our specialists, the first step is diagnosis. Our physicians offer state-of-the-art diagnostics, ranging from X-rays and MRI scanning to arthroscopy. These methods can ensure the right orthopedic care and correctly diagnose complex sports medicine issues. We also offer braces and splints that can ensure proper healing. Other nonoperative options can include medicine, exercise and stretching programs, and physical therapy.

Surgery may be required if nonsurgical treatment proves insufficient. If surgery becomes part of your treatment plan to get back to sports or other activities, your specialty-trained surgeon will discuss your treatment options and recommend the procedure and rehabilitation plan best for you. Our sports medicine surgeons are trained and experienced in the latest surgical treatments and will be able to perform the surgery you need. Additionally, our doctors always strive to use the least invasive methods possible, including arthroscopic surgery, to ensure minimal recovery time. 

Our sports medicine doctors know how frustrating it is to be on the injured list and will do everything they can to get you back in the game quickly and safely. Our sports medicine team members spend a lot of time caring for local athletes and proudly serve as team physicians or sports medicine providers for several area high school and collegiate sports teams throughout the region.

When you're ready to get stronger, consult with one of our sports medicine doctors to take your first step toward healing with your comprehensive, individualized treatment plan. Call (812) 376-9353 or request an appointment online to see one of our sports medicine specialists in Columbus, North Vernon, Seymour, or Greensburg.

We also offer treatment for sports injuries and fractures at our urgent care clinic in Columbus, where walk-ins are welcome and no appointment is necessary.

Orthopedic Urgent Care

With a dedication to providing exceptional, experienced orthopedic care, we have developed our Athlete & Parent's Online Guide to Sports Medicine to provide patients and athletes with further information about sports-related injuries and conditions, injury prevention tips, and more. To access our guide, use the button below.

Access Our Sports Medicine Guide

The Strength of Experience at Southern Indiana Orthopedics

At Southern Indiana Orthopedics, we have the expertise and technology to provide exceptional orthopedic care dedicated to making you stronger. Our orthopedic surgeons and specialists, including our sports medicine specialists, have extensive, specialized knowledge, training, and experience to provide the treatment you need to reach your goals. Our sports medicine doctors, Dr. Douglas Federle, Dr. Cary Guse, Dr. Matthew Lovell, Dr. Eric Tannenbaum, and Dr. Sean Wilson, are all board-certified or fellowship-trained and are dedicated to serving patients' individual needs with compassion and exceptional care. 

If you have sustained a sports injury, consider making an appointment with one of our sports medicine specialists. Don't allow your problem to go undiagnosed or untreated. Return to a pain-free life, and to full mobility, by calling (812) 376-9353 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online and be seen at our main location in Columbus or at our North Vernon, Seymour, or Greensburg outreach clinics.