Dr. Allen is a leading sports medicine specialist in East Idaho, specializing in many areas of orthopedic care, including sports-related injures and performing a various number of orthopedic surgeries. If you are experiencing any signs of discomfort or pain, Dr. Allen can help.


Benjamin J. Allen, MD

Now Welcoming Patients In Blackfoot!


Benjamin J. Allen, MD

Now Welcoming Patients In Blackfoot!


Dr. Benjamin J. Allen
can get you back in the game!
He is now welcoming patients in Blackfoot!
To Schedule an appointment call (208) 785-2220

Dr. Allen Can Get you Back In the Game!
To Schedule An Appointment Call (208) 785-2220

One of Dr. Allen’s biggest passions is athletics, and his extensive experience in working in university athletic departments proves that. Before moving to Idaho, he served as a team physician for the University of Michigan, and is currently the head orthopedic surgeon at Idaho State University. This experience with high-level athletes helps him understand that injuries are something that can occur at any time while playing the sport you love. He is committed to helping you heal and get back to living your passions to your fullest extent.
Click to learn more about common injuries Dr. Allen treats

Common Injuries

  • Feeling or hearing a “pop” in the knee at the time of injury.
  • Sudden instability in the knee. (The knee feels wobbly, buckles, or gives out.) This may happen after a jump or change in direction or after a direct blow to the side of the knee.
  • Pain on the outside and back of the knee.
  • Knee swelling within the first few hours of the injury. This may be a sign of bleeding inside the joint. Swelling that occurs suddenly is usually a sign of a serious knee injury.
  • Limited knee movement because of swelling and/or pain.

Reference: WebMD

  • Tenderness to the touch
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Itching
  • Cold or numb feet
  • Stiffness

An ankle sprain may clear up on its own. Most fully heal between 2 and 12 weeks after you hurt it.

But if your pain is bothersome, especially when you put weight on the injured ankle, it’s a good idea to see your doctor.

Reference: WebMD

  • Having trouble raising your arm.
  • Feel pain when you move your arm in certain ways or lie on it.
  • Have weakness in your shoulder.
  • Be unable to lift things like you normally do.
  • Hear clicking or popping when you move your arm

If you don’t do anything about a torn rotator cuff, you can have more serious problems over time. You can end up with a frozen shoulder or arthritis that is harder to treat.

Reference: WebMD

  • Swelling or bruising over a bone
  • Deformity of an arm or leg
  • Pain in the injured area that gets worse when the area is moved or pressure is applied
  • An inability to bear weight on the affected foot,
    ankle, or leg.
  • Loss of functionin the injured area.
  • In open fractures, bone protruding from the skin

Reference: WebMD

Other sports-related injuries include the following:

  • Groin Pull
  • Hamstring strain
  • Shin Splints
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Many Other

Reference: WebMD

 

Common Injuries

  • Feeling or hearing a “pop” in the knee at the time of injury.
  • Sudden instability in the knee. (The knee feels wobbly, buckles, or gives out.) This may happen after a jump or change in direction or after a direct blow to the side of the knee.
  • Pain on the outside and back of the knee.
  • Knee swelling within the first few hours of the injury. This may be a sign of bleeding inside the joint. Swelling that occurs suddenly is usually a sign of a serious knee injury.
  • Limited knee movement because of swelling and/or pain.

Reference: WebMD

  • Tenderness to the touch
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Itching
  • Cold or numb feet
  • Stiffness

An ankle sprain may clear up on its own. Most fully heal between 2 and 12 weeks after you hurt it.

But if your pain is bothersome, especially when you put weight on the injured ankle, it’s a good idea to see your doctor.

Reference: WebMD

  • Having trouble raising your arm.
  • Feel pain when you move your arm in certain ways or lie on it.
  • Have weakness in your shoulder.
  • Be unable to lift things like you normally do.
  • Hear clicking or popping when you move your arm

If you don’t do anything about a torn rotator cuff, you can have more serious problems over time. You can end up with a frozen shoulder or arthritis that is harder to treat.

Reference: WebMD

  • Swelling or bruising over a bone
  • Deformity of an arm or leg
  • Pain in the injured area that gets worse when the area is moved or pressure is applied
  • An inability to bear weight on the affected foot,
    ankle, or leg.
  • Loss of functionin the injured area.
  • In open fractures, bone protruding from the skin

Reference: WebMD

Other sports-related injuries include the following:

  • Groin Pull
  • Hamstring strain
  • Shin Splints
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Many Other

Reference: WebMD

Visit Dr. Allen at any of his two locations in East Idaho.

Medical Office Plaza
98 Poplar St.
1st Floor
Blackfoot, ID 83221
(208) 785-2220


Idaho Orthopaedics
560 Memorial Drive
Next To Holt Arena
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 234-1960