Sports Injuries

Matt Gavin, MD -  - Orthopedics

Matt Gavin, MD

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine located in Leesburg, VA

If you play sports or are physically active, you’ll probably experience a sports injury at some point in your life. At his practice in Leesburg, Virginia, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician Matt Gavin, MD, can help you diagnose, treat, and prevent recurrence of a variety of sports injuries. Dr. Gavin’s medical expertise comes from years of specialized training and working with professional athletes, such as the New York Knicks basketball team and World Cup soccer players. If you’re looking for the best treatment for your sports injury, call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gavin.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are common sports injuries?

Being involved in sports and other active pursuits can leave you vulnerable to a number of different injuries. Some injuries occur over time as a result of repetitive motions that stress your joints, while others happen suddenly, like from a fall or collision.

Dr. Gavin treats all types of sports injuries, including these common conditions:

  • Ankle sprains and strains
  • Bone fractures
  • ACL tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder pain
  • Joint dislocations
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shin splints
  • Achilles tendonitis

Who gets sports injuries?

Anyone can get a sports injury, but the following factors may increase your susceptibility:

  • Being in poor physical condition
  • Not wearing proper safety gear
  • Not warming up prior to exercise
  • Overtraining

How are sports injuries diagnosed and treated?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Gavin attentively examines your injury, asks questions about your symptoms, and reviews your medical history. He evaluates the strength and range of motion in the injured area through careful observation and may order diagnostic imaging tests, such as an X-ray or MRI.

Once he diagnoses your injury, Dr. Gavin discusses the best treatment options depending on the type of injury and severity of your condition.

Some sports injuries, such as minor sprains and strains, resolve on their own with rest, over-the-counter medicines, and home care. Other injuries may require more extensive treatment, like wearing an orthotic device or getting physical therapy. If your condition is severe, Dr. Gavin may recommend surgery.

When does a sports injury require surgery?

The best way to find out if your injury requires surgery is to discuss your concerns with Dr. Gavin. He may determine surgery is necessary to relieve pain and restore normal function to your joints. Some sports injuries that may require surgical treatment include ACL injuries, meniscus injuries, and rotator cuff tears.

Dr. Gavin is a highly trained orthopedic surgeon with expertise in surgical treatment for sports injuries, including:


If you’re suffering from a sports injury and need treatment from a skilled orthopedic surgeon and physician, call to set up an appointment with Dr. Gavin today.