Sports Injuries

Joseph D. Fortin, D.O. -  - Interventional Pain Management

Spine Technology and Rehabilitation

Joseph D. Fortin, D.O.

Interventional Pain Management & Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Specialist located in Fort Wayne, IN

Athletes push their bodies to limits beyond those of the average person. They do this to improve their skills and to help their team win. Unfortunately, athletes are also prone to sports injuries. At Spine Technology and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the interventional pain management specialist Joseph Fortin, DO, specializes in diagnosing and treating sports injuries. He offers many innovative treatments to accelerate healing and help you get back in the game. For a sports injury appointment, contact the office today by phone or online.

Sports Injuries

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries include any accidents or injuries that happen while you’re engaged in physical activity. Though athletes are prone to sports injuries, you can suffer a sports injury during your weekend pickup basketball game or your Wednesday-night aerobics class.

No matter what caused your injury or how severe it is, getting medical care right away is vital to prevent the injury from getting worse and delaying the healing process. Dr. Fortin specializes in sports injuries and can provide the comprehensive care you need.

What are common sports injuries?

Spine Technology and Rehabilitation provides care for all sports injuries. However, some of the most common injuries treated at this interventional pain management practice include:

  • Knee, hip, and shoulder injuries
  • Elbow injuries
  • Hand and wrist injuries
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Back and neck injuries


Sports injuries include sprains and strains, tendon or ligament tears, and broken bones. 

What happens during a sports injury consultation?

The specifics of your sports injury consultation will depend on the injury you suffered and the sport you were playing when you were injured. Dr. Fortin conducts a comprehensive evaluation when you come in to have your sports injury treated so that he can identify its root cause.

During your consultation, he reviews your symptoms and how your injury happened. He also asks you about your exercise habits and medical history. To better understand the root cause of your injury, Dr. Fortin also does:

  • Motion analysis
  • Nutrition and lifestyle review
  • Imaging studies


Dr. Fortin also uses navigation control procedures, which are minimally invasive surgeries and procedures that use imaging technologies like fluoroscopy (a live-in-the-moment X-ray) and MRI to pinpoint the exact spot that needs to be treated.

Dr. Fortin uses the information gathered during your consultation to develop your personalized treatment plan to support healing and recovery.

How are sports injuries treated?

Dr. Fortin creates customized treatment plans for sports injuries based on the kind of injury and how severe it is. Treatment can include:

  • Taping or bracing
  • Physical therapy
  • Therapeutic exercise program
  • Sports specific drills with your trainer
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Minimally invasive surgery


Dr. Fortin schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and healing. Once your injury heals, he creates a maintenance program for you to follow at home to keep you from reinjuring yourself and ensure long-term success.

Sports injuries require specialized care to ensure rapid and effective healing. For a comprehensive program, contact Spine Technology and Rehabilitation today by phone or online.