Sports Medicine

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Top Sports Medicine Doctor in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Diego, CA.

What is Sports Medicine?

The term Sports Medicine is used by health care professionals in a wide range of medical and holistic fields of study. Sports Medicine is sometimes claimed by chiropractors, massage therapists, personal trainers, orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers and others as a specialty. While many of these positions do fall within the very large scope of treating elite athletes, weekend warriors and general physically active individuals of any age, the term Sports Medicine Specialist, uniquely defines our physicians.

At The Patel Center for Functional Regeneration, our staff of osteopathic physician specialists have extensively trained in a non-surgical regenerative approach to sports-related musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, such as ligament, menisci, muscle tears and strains.

Dr. Patel’s philosophy and treatment of sports injuries and chronic conditions:

Sports Physical Evaluation/

Hands on physical inspection, functional orthopedic testing, review of systems, history of chief complaint, review of imaging studies and real-time musculoskeletal ultrasound diagnostic imaging.

On-Site Diagnostic Testing:

High-Definition Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound completed by Dr. Patel who has written a textbook and teaches other physicians on this testing technique.



Injections to ligaments and tendons to improve joint stability and normal joint articulation. Percutaneous Hydro-Dissection of Peripheral Nerves, under Ultrasound-Guidance utilizing regenerative biological cells to reduce nerve inflammation and adhesions. 

Regenerative Medicine Injection Procedures:

We offer the nation’s most advanced same day cell therapy and platelet procedures.

Joint Injections:

Ultrasound and Fluoroscopic Guided Joint Injections.


Visco-supplementation Injections:

Hyaluronic Acid (synthetic lubrication of degenerated and painful joints)

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Dr. Shounuck Patel, DO is a leader in the field of orthopedic regenerative medicine.


Dr. Patel and all of his staff will definitely ease your pain and worries. Having Spinal Stenosis, knee problems as well as ankle problems they have made my life so much better. My last treatment was 2 years and 3 months ago. I just did a second treatment this week. Before that I was getting spinal epidurals every 3 months and living on ibuprofen and pain prescriptions. I haven't had that anymore. It's been 2 years and 3 months. He offers so much care and spends all the time in the world with you.
Deby Pierce
My meniscus was disintegrating. After my platelet treatment, is now whole. It is a constant source of wonder to me that sidewalk curbs which used to seem like climbing Mount Everest are no longer a challenge. Seven months out, I’m still experiencing small improvements in mobility that I didn’t even realize I had lost. An altogether life-affirming experience.
Mary Allwright
I am extremely thankful for everything Dr. Patel and his staff have done for my husband. Dr. Patel was very thorough during the evaluation and answered all of our questions very carefully. During my husband’s Spine PRP procedure, everyone made him feel very comfortable and everything went very smooth. My husband is now doing great. Thank you so much for everything!
Eva Cardenas
I owe Dr. Patel my life. When I came to him I was in level 10 pain constantly, and had been bed ridden for several months. After 3 PRP treatments I am now a fully functioning human with zero pain throughout most of each day! I can even go back to activities like working out, dancing, and aerial arts! The diet and supplements he put me on even got rid of my migraines - something I've seen specialists for since I was 12!!! This man is brilliant, kind, funny, and extremely patient. He will sit with you and answer every little question you have and geek out with you on the science behind it. I literally trust him with my life.
Courtney Carini
My experience with Dr. Patel and their staff was like no other I’ve had in a very long time. Everyone is very kind and attentive as well as helpful. One of the best things for me is how thorough Dr Patel is when he examines you. Takes his times with you and asks you a lot of questions in order to get to the root of the issue which most times is more complex than we think. I’m extremely happy and thankful i was able to find them. As i already received two treatments and doing physical therapy I’ve improved a lot from the pain I was in. I have recommended Dr. Patel to many of my friends and colleagues and i would recommend to anyone. I’ve slowly made my way back to dancing which is my profession and I’m hoping to be back %100 very soon. Thank you Dr. Patel and staff 🙂
Giancarlo Annitto

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Do you have questions about your sport injury or pain condition? Schedule a Functional Orthopedic Evaluation for interventional orthopedic treatments for your sports injury in Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego, and beyond contact our patient concierge at or call us at (310) 929-9790.

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