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Sports Medicine Specialist

Paul C. Murphy, MD -  - Sports Medicine Specialist

Murphy SportsMedicine Center

Paul C. Murphy, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist & Orthopedic Surgeon located in La Jolla, San Diego, CA

At Murphy SportsMedicine Center in La Jolla, CA, Dr. Murphy helps athletes of all levels, using advanced sports medicine techniques focused on specific outcomes to help professional, student and casual athletes return to their activities.

Sports Medicine Q&A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletes of all levels, from professional to student-athletes, from weekend warriors to casual competitors. The goal of sports medicine is to enable each patient to return to his or her preferred sport as quickly as possible using a customized approach to care based on the unique physical demands of the specific sport, as well as achieving healing and improvement in overall function, mobility, flexibility, and range of motion.

What services does the Murphy SportsMedicine Center offer?

Murphy SportsMedicine Center offers a comprehensive array of diagnostic and treatment options for athletes, including:

  • on-site lab and diagnostic center for evaluation of sports and activity-related injuries

  • extensive rehabilitation center with state-of-the-art rehabilitation and exercise equipment and skilled professionals

  • professional support for psychological issues associated with sports injuries

  • nutrition analysis and counseling

  • performance training to optimize fitness and health

What kinds of injuries do you treat?

At Murphy SportsMedicine Center, we treat all kinds of injuries, including:

  • hand and wrist injuries

  • sprains and strains

  • stress fractures

  • shin splints

  • ACL and other ligament and tendon injuries

  • meniscal tears

  • burners and stingers

What if my injury isn't related to sports? Should I still see a sports medicine specialist?

Sports medicine is not restricted to treating injuries that occur as a result of a sports-related activity; instead, it helps athletes and physically active people of all levels recover from injuries with the goal of remaining as physically active as they were prior to their injury. That means no matter how you've been injured – from a fall, a car accident or in some other way – seeing a sports medicine specialist can ensure that your treatment and rehabilitation is focused on getting you mobile and returning to your activities again.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Here is a short list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
AIG
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Health
Asuris Northwest Health
Bankers Life and Casualty Company
Blue Cross
CDPHP
CHAMPVA
Cigna
ConnectiCare
Coventry Health Care
Culinary Health Fund
Deseret Mutual
Empire Plan
First Choice Health