Sports Medicine

San Diego sports medicine at Scripps

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San Diego sports medicine at Scripps

Scripps is San Diego’s winning team for orthopedic sports medicine.


No matter what type of sports injury you’ve suffered, Scripps sports medicine physicians in San Diego can help, thanks to an unmatched level of experience and team strength. Scripps has nearly three times as many orthopedic doctors than the next closest regional health care provider.


Our physicians’ experience in treating sports injuries for elite athletes translates into innovative care for all of our sports medicine patients.

Our approach to sports medicine

Scripps orthopedic teams diagnose and treat all parts of the musculoskeletal system that can be injured through sports activities — from traumatic knee injuries to worn shoulders to painful feet.


Scripps Clinic Sports Medicine specialists and Scripps-affiliated physicians coordinate with athletic teams, clinicians, trainers and others to provide comprehensive sports medicine care, including sports physical therapy and rehabilitation services.

Types of sports injuries

Types of sports injuries

The sports medicine specialists at Scripps diagnose and treat a variety of sports injuries in San Diego.

Sports injury treatment

Our team provides exceptional care to athletes of all levels, from collegiate athletes to weekend warriors. Sports medicine treatments available at Scripps include:


  • Non-surgical methods, including anti-inflammatory injections or other prescription medications
  • Osteochondral allograft transplantation, in which cartilage from a donor is implanted to help restore stability in a patient’s knee, ankle or shoulder
  • Sport physical therapy, which can be provided either as a primary treatment, or following a surgical procedure with the goal of helping patients regain strength and full range of motion
  • Surgery to repair or replace a joint, tendon or ligament

Sports physical therapy

Scripps offers sports therapy in San Diego with facilities in North County, South Bay, Central San Diego and La Jolla. Sports and physical therapy services are provided at more than half a dozen locations by a team of experts using the latest techniques and technologies to help patients regain strength and mobility to get back in the game.

Innovation for better patient outcomes

Scripps Clinic orthopedic doctors are nationally recognized for pioneering work that can benefit sports medicine patients. Cartilage-tissue engineering, stem cell research and genomics are among the focus areas of physicians and scientists at Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education (SCORE) at Scripps Clinic.

Sports medicine locations

Support services and resources

As leaders in orthopedic care, we know what it takes to keep joints healthy. That’s why we equip our patients with support services and resources to help them achieve their best possible outcome. From connecting you with rehab services to empowering you with educational resources, Scripps offers a comprehensive lineup to help you along every step of your journey.