Shoulder Specialist & Knee Surgeon – Gary IN
Shoulder Specialist & Knee Surgeon Serving Active Residents of
Gary, Indiana is a suburb of Chicago, located 25 miles from the busy downtown area. Gary residents are able to stay active and physically fit while visiting Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is part of the National Park Service and hugs 15 miles of Lake Michigan’s southern shore. Local residents are able to swim, hike, bike and go horseback riding, as well as cross-country ski and snowshoe during the cold, winter months. Dr. Nikhil Verma, shoulder specialist and knee surgeon, is available to assist any Gary, Indiana resident who becomes injured during any recreational activity, or any athlete at the professional, college or high school level.
Sports Doctor Treating Lake Michigan Athletes in Gary, IN
Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore have many outdoor, sporting activities to excite any level of athlete. Local residents and visitors of Gary, Indiana often visit this area to bird watch, fly kites on the sandy beach or explore over 50 miles of trails that go over rugged dunes, wetlands, prairies and forests.
While Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore provide an amazing atmosphere for outdoor enthusiasts, sports injuries can occur. Common hiking injuries include hyperextension or twisting knee injuries resulting in soft tissue injuries to the joint. Trail running injuries often affect the knee joint, much like hiking, and include patella tendonitis, IT band syndrome and shin splints. Biking injuries can also occur and more commonly affect the shoulder during downhill riding or a fall, and include a broken collarbone or clavicle fracture, AC joint sprain, shoulder dislocation and other soft tissue injuries.
Knee Specialist, Elbow Surgeon & Shoulder Doctor Specializes in Sports Injuries in Gary, IN Sports Franchises
Gary, Indiana is home to the Gary SouthShore RailCats, an American Association professional baseball team, as well as the Gary Splash, an International Basketball League professional basketball team. Both sports franchises play in local sports venues and bring a fun, competitive spirit to the area.
Baseball and basketball are extremely popular sports even though many athletes experience sports and overuse injuries. Common baseball injuries include rotator cuff tears, UCL injuries, knee ligament injuries, sprains and strains of muscles and shoulder impingement. Common basketball injuries include meniscus tears, knee ligament injuries, contusions and muscle injuries.
Orthopedic Surgeon for Gary, IN High School and College Athletes
Gary, Indiana has three school districts serving the city, as well as multiple charter schools located within the city limits. Gary is also home to two regional state college campuses, Indiana University Northwest and Ivy Tech Community College Northwest.
Many of the schools offer students a sports program where they can participate in common fall, winter and spring sports. With a number of sports available throughout the year, students may experience a sports injury or overuse injury.
Dr. Verma, shoulder specialist and knee surgeon, specializes in these orthopedic conditions and treatments:
- Multi-ligament knee injury
- Knee fracture
- AC joint injury
- Frozen shoulder
- Revision shoulder instability repair
- Shoulder replacement
- Golfer’s elbow
- Tennis elbow
If you live in the Gary, Indiana area and have experienced a sports injury or orthopedic injury, please contact Dr. Nikhil Verma, shoulder specialist and knee surgeon.