Sports Medicine Specialist

NEIL GHODADRA, M.D.

Sports Medicine Physician & Orthopedic Surgeon located in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA & Thousand Oaks, CA

Physical activity offers many benefits but may increase your risk of developing a sports injury. When you have a sports injury or concerns about developing an injury, schedule an appointment with NEIL GHODADRA, M.D., in West Los Angeles and Thousand Oaks, California. This sports medicine physician specializes in helping athletes and active individuals recover from their injuries quickly and safely. Call the Los Angeles area office or schedule an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine? 

Sports medicine is an area of medical care that specializes in the unique health needs of active individuals. Regular physical exercise is good for your body; however, it also increases your risk of developing an injury.

Athletes who push their bodies to their limits are especially vulnerable to injuries. Sports medicine experts like Dr. Ghodadra specialize in diagnosing and treating sports injuries in athletes.

Dr. Ghodadra is a fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeon. When treating sports injuries, he aims to help his patients return to their previous level of activity and function.

Who benefits from sports medicine? 

Any athlete or active individual who has a sports injury or concerns about a sports injury benefits from sports medicine at the office of NEIL GHODADRA, M.D. Dr. Ghodadra specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of sports injuries, including:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Shoulder pain
  • Rotator cuff tear 
  • Superior labrum anterior and posterior (SLAP) tear
  • Tendonitis
  • Achilles tendon tear
  • Ankle pain
  • Knee pain
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
  • Meniscus tear
  • Elbow pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain


Dr. Ghodadra uses both non-surgical and surgical tools to treat sports injuries. 

What can I expect during a sports medicine evaluation?

You can expect a patient-centered exam when you visit the office of NEIL GHODADRA, M.D. for a sports medicine consultation. Dr. Ghodadra aims to provide the best care possible to get you back to doing the things you love. 

The specifics of your visit may depend on your needs. For an injury, Dr. Ghodadra asks detailed questions about the injury, including cause, symptoms, and how it affects your workout or athletic performance. 

He performs a physical and diagnostic testing to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. 

What are sports medicine treatments?

Dr. Ghodadra customizes your sports medicine treatment plan to match your needs. Treatment may include:

  • Activity modification
  • Splinting or bracing
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Change in exercise routine
  • Physical therapy
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Regenerative medicine


When surgery is necessary, Dr. Ghodadra uses arthroscopic tools and techniques to minimize scarring, post-surgical pain, and recovery time. The sports medicine physician has extensive training and expertise in cartilage restoration and joint preservation.

Dr. Ghodadra is devoted to advancing the field of sports medicine and wants the same things you do: to get back to an active lifestyle. Call the office of NEIL GHODADRA, M.D., or book an appointment online today.