Sports Medicine Treatment In Monterey

When it comes to your health and well-being, the highly trained professionals of Monterey Spine & Joint are dedicated to individual and personalized care. We are recognized by many surrounding peers and physical therapists as being the best sports medicine clinic in the Monterey Peninsula and Northern California. We have treated athletes at all levels from professionals to amateurs and take great pride in getting our patient’s back to a high performance level. We maximize conservative treatment when appropriate. However, if surgery is necessary, we can assure you that you are in excellent hands from basic arthroscopic procedures to complex innovated procedures.


Every athlete of whatever ability or age risks injury, wear and tear, and improper training.

Risk of injury is at the very least a possibility for every solo athlete, sports competitor or workout enthusiast of whatever ability level or age. Such problems can cost a weekend athlete some days of lost work and the limited inconvenience of a brace or cast. Or it could mean much more when a serious injury brings down an athlete of any description. We recognize the vital importance of providing the appropriate care when it’s needed, with the goal of getting players back on the field as soon as possible in optimal condition.

Here are some of the problems we treat:

  • Articular cartilage injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Ligamentous injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Tendon tears/ruptures
  • Fractures and stress fractures
  • Dislocations/subluxation
  • Nutrition and hydration
  • Shoulder problems
  • Instability/dislocation
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Labral tears
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Glenohumeral arthritis
  • Acromioclavicular arthritis
  • Acromioclavicular joint separation
  • Adhesive capsulitis/stiffness/contractures
  • Nerve entrapments
  • Loose bodies
  • Knee problems
  • Articular cartilage defects
  • Meniscus tears
  • Ligamentous injuries
  • Multiple ligamentous injuries
  • Patellofemoral disorders and instability
  • Tendon disruptions
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Loose bodies
  • Inflammatory arthropathies
  • Arthrofibrosis/stiffness
  • Elbow problems
  • Ligamentous injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon Ruptures
  • Impingement
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Contractures/stiffness
  • Loose bodies
  • Compartment syndromes


Sports Medicine is a top priority as we expand our physician expertise and medical services.

Many of our physicians not only are avid participants in a variety of athletic activities, they also have advanced specialized training in sports medicine and associated fields. They know the challenges, risks and consequences of athletic participation, and they work hard to promote the highest and most up-to-date standards of care for athletes of any description. They are fully versed in treating sports-related problems ranging from jammed fingers to serious, debilitating injuries.

Here are some of the treatment options we offer:

  • Maximizing non-operative treatment:
  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Injections
  • Bracing
  • Fitness training
  • Massage Therapy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Complex minimally invasive procedures
  • Tendon transfer
  • Primary ligament reconstructions
  • Multiple ligament reconstructions
  • Meniscus allografts

Non-Surgical Treatment

Some of the biggest advances in non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures come from sports.

Our physicians also are leaders in the nonsurgical treatment of sports problems including musculoskeletal and neuromuscular injuries, back pain, trauma and rehab issues. Many have highly advanced and specific training in a broad range of conservative, minimally invasive approaches to treating sports-related injuries. Getting competitors back into action is a core value in providing the best care possible for patients who put a high premium on competitive activities and physical condition.

Here are some of the treatment options we offer:

  • Arthroscopic Techniques
  • Endoscopy
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG)
  • Interventional Spine Procedures (such as epidurals)
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Ultrasound
  • Physical Therapy
  • Training Advice and Education