Knee Surgeon & Elbow Specialist – Tinley Park IL
Knee Surgeon & Elbow Specialist Serving Residents of Tinley Park, IL
Tinley Park, Illinois was selected in 2009 by Businessweek as ‘America’s Best Place to Raise Your Kids.’ Since that exciting accomplishment, the Chicago suburb has continued to grow. Tinley Park residents of all ages, especially the youth, have the ability to remain active all year with a number of activities. Some of the popular activities include youth and adult athletic programs, 5K and 8K Walk/Run events and various parks and recreational facilities. Any Tinley Park resident that has experienced a sports injury or overuse injury of the shoulder, elbow and knee joint are encouraged to contact Dr. Nikhil Verma, knee surgeon and elbow specialist.
Shoulder Doctor, Knee Surgeon & Elbow Specialist Available to Treat Tinley Park, IL Youth and High School Athletes
Young athletes of all ages are sure to find the sporting activity they love within the community of Tinley Park, Illinois. The Tinley Park District offers sports leagues for the youth, as well as sports camps and clinics for boys and girls starting in third grade. The Little Dunkers and Junior Jammers are offered for local children 4 years of age and older.
Tinley Park is home to Victor J. Andrew High School and Tinley Park High School. A small portion of local students attend Lincoln-Way East High School. All three of these schools offer students a sports program with popular fall, winter and spring sports. Athletes have the ability to participate in one or more sports each school year.
Sports injuries in young athletes continue to rise each year, mainly because children are starting sports at an earlier age. In fact, sports injuries are reported to be the second leading cause of emergency room visits for children and adolescents, as well as the second leading cause of injuries on school campuses. It is estimated 3 million young athletes are seen in ER departments each year, with another 5 million young athletes seen in a sports injury practice or a primary care physician’s office.
Involvement in sports activities is highly beneficial for both young athletes and high school athletes, but injuries can occur during practice or a game. Overuse injuries are also becoming more prevalent in the younger population as they begin sport specialization at a younger age, perform repetitive and intense training during growth sports or have a pre-existing health condition they play through in order to compete.
Dr. Nikhil Verma, knee surgeon and elbow specialist, specializes in:
- PCL injury
- MCL surgery
- Knee meniscal surgery
- Biceps tendon injury
- Bankart repair
- Rotator cuff repair
- Golfer’s elbow
- Elbow arthroscopy
Parents in Tinley Park, Illinois are encouraged to visit a sports medicine specialist, such as Dr. Verma, at the first signs of injury. A simple sports injury has the ability to become a chronic issue if proper treatment is not administered.
If you live in Tinley Park, Illinois and your young athlete has become injured during sports practice or a game, please contact the orthopedic office of Dr. Nikhil Verma, knee surgeon and elbow specialist.