Knee Surgeon & Shoulder Specialist – Joliet IL
Knee Surgeon & Shoulder Specialist Treating Active Residents of Joliet, IL
Joliet, Illinois, located 40 miles southwest of Chicago, is a larger city full of recreational sporting activities, a minor league baseball team and high school sports and college sports. Joliet is also home to Chicagoland Speedway, a popular NASCAR racing track. Residents are able to golf, hike, bike, jog and visit a local water park throughout the year, as well as watch the Joliet Slammers compete. Knee surgeon and shoulder specialist, Dr. Nikhil Verma specializes in sports injuries and orthopedic injuries to the shoulder, elbow and knee joints at his Chicago area practice. Joliet residents are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Verma if they experience a sports injury since he strives to return all athletes to the activities they love as quickly as possible.
Orthopedic Surgeon for Joliet, IL Recreational Athletes
Joliet, Illinois offers local residents a wide number of recreational sporting activities throughout the year. There are four golf courses, two water parks, bicycle trails, running trails and many youth sports programs all within city limits. Residents are able to engage in one or more physical activities to help stay active, fit and healthy. Active residents are at an elevated risk of experiencing an orthopedic injury to the knee, elbow and shoulder joints.
Dr. Verma, knee surgeon and shoulder specialist, specializes in these conditions and treatments:
- Malalignment of the lower extremity
- Multi-ligament knee injury
- ACL reconstruction surgery
- Labral and SLAP tears
- Scapulothoracic bursitis
- Reverse total shoulder replacement
- Tennis elbow
- Tommy John surgery
Sports Orthopedic Surgeon Treating Joliet, IL Baseball Athletes
Joliet, Illinois is home to the Joliet Slammers, a minor league baseball team of the independent Frontier League. Since the beginning of their first season in 2011, the Joliet Slammers have competed at a very high level. In fact, the team won the 2011 Frontier League Championship in their first season as a team.
Baseball is considered an all-American sport with many men of all age levels competing in the sport. Unfortunately, many baseball athletes experience injuries to the shoulder and elbow joints due to the high forces involved in the sport. The most common injuries include rotator cuff injuries, shoulder impingement, shoulder instability, elbow tendonitis and UCL injuries.
Sports Medicine Specialist Serving Joliet, IL High School and College Athletes
Joliet, Illinois offers numerous athletic programs to students at local high schools, as well as Joliet Junior College and University of St. Francis. The student bodies at these schools are able to compete in popular fall, winter and spring sports, including baseball, softball, golf, tennis, volleyball, basketball, football, soccer, cross country and track and field.
As a physician Board Certified in both sports medicine and orthopedic surgery, Dr. Verma treats numerous young athletes that have experienced an acute injury or overuse injury during the school year. Acute injuries often include sprains, strains, dislocations, bruises and concussions, while overuse injuries often include stress fractures, growth-related injuries and tendonitis.
If you live in Joliet, Illinois and have experienced a sports injury while enjoying the local recreational areas, or have experienced an overuse injury while engaging in competitive sports, please contact Dr. Nikhil Verma, knee surgeon and shoulder specialist.