UC Davis Sports Medicine is a multi-disciplinary collection of experts in the fields of orthopaedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and sports performance and wellness.

Together we can help you live a healthy, active life.

Dr Kruelin at work

Specializing in knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle and foot injuries, including:

  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Ankle ligament injuries
  • Arthritis of the shoulder
  • Instability and tendon injury of the elbow
  • Meniscus and ligament injuries of the knee
  • Shin splints and compartment syndrome of the leg
  • Shoulder instability and rotator cuff disorders of the shoulder
  • Stress fractures of the foot

Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Joint, tendon, ligament, muscle and certain nerve problems
  • Sports concussion
  • Postural and ergonomic evaluation
  • Exercise induced compartment syndrome

Featuring a variety of treatment options, including:

  • Acupuncture
  • Compartment testing
  • Standard and ultrasound guided injections/procedures including:
    • Steroid/Cortisone
    • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
    • Autologous blood
    • Local anesthetic
    • Therapeutic saline for joints, nerves, tendons and ligaments
    • Hyaluronate/viscosupplementation
    • Tenex percutaneous needle tenotomy
    • Prolotherapy

Health and wellness resources:

  • Exercise as medicine
  • Evaluation of sports and activity rehabilitation training programs

Areas of specialization include:

  • Body composition and weight management
    • DXA body composition
    • Resting metabolic rate
  • Biomechanics
    • Bike Fitting
    • Gait Analysis
    • Injury Prevention
  • Exercise Physiology
    • Exercise metabolism, metabolic efficiency and flexibility
    • VO2max and ventilatory threshold
    • Lactate threshold
    • Economy and efficiency