The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in New York City specializes in the treatment of foot and ankle injuries. We book emergency appointments for sprains, fractures, and traumatic injuries. We also offer advanced pain management and healing therapies for chronic overuse injuries in ligaments, tendons, muscles, and bones. Our board-certified foot and ankle surgeons pride themselves on keeping up with the latest advances in podiatric sports medicine to offer you the very best care.
The first step in treating foot and ankle pain is an accurate diagnosis. In addition to conducting a thorough physical exam, our NYC center is equipped with all the tools necessary to determine the extent of your injury and the underlying cause including:
- Computerized gait analysis
We begin with the least invasive, most affordable methods of treatment. Many patients are surprised by how well they respond to traditional therapies. Our NY sports medicine doctors can direct you in the proper methods of:
- Injury taping
- Compression therapy
- Over-the-counter medication for effective pain relief
We can provide you a timeline for recovery, so you know what to expect and won’t sabotage your rehabilitation by overexerting yourself. We’ll send you home with all the gear, lifestyle tips, and emotional support you need to begin your journey to recovery.
The Multi-wave Lock System laser uses photons to control swelling, heal tissues, and reduce pain all at once. Patient satisfaction with innovative laser treatments are near 100% when used for conditions such as:
- Ankle sprains
- Diabetic foot wounds
- Plantar fasciitis
- Joint pain
- Sports Injuries
We offer the following laser therapies to treat your sports injuries:
- MLS Laser – for pain
- MIX5 Laser – for pain
- PinPointe Footlaser – for toenail fungus
Energy waves can be extremely effective in treating hard-to-heal, chronic soft tissue injuries like plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, and stress fractures. Low-energy waves restore functionality in as little as one session. High energy waves offer significant pain reduction for patients who have seen little to no results with conventional therapies. These safe, effective therapies are especially useful in the treatment of plantar fasciitis and peripheral neuropathy. We offer the following shockwave treatments:
- Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
- Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT)
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Professional athletes like Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, and Kobe Bryant rely on injection therapy like Platelet-Rich Plasma to stimulate natural healing and return to training much faster. We use injections of platelet-rich blood, biopuncture, corticosteroid injections, and homeopathic remedies to treat:
- Foot and ankle arthritis
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Chronic tendinopathies
Liquid nitrogen can calm irritated nerve endings to relieve pain. We use a cryoprobe to treat plantar fasciitis and neuromas on an outpatient basis right here in our office. When conventional treatments have failed, cryotherapy is a great alternative to invasive surgery with very minimal discomfort, side effects, risk, and recovery time.
Focused Aspiration of Scar Tissue
We’re one of the first groups in New York to offer Focused Aspiration of Scar Tissue (FAST). Our guided ultrasonic debrider removes scar tissue to help chronic conditions like Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis heal more efficiently. After the FAST procedure, athletes that would normally have missed months of training and play time can get back to the game in a matter of weeks.
Computerized Gait Analysis
We assess runners’ biomechanics and form to identify factors that contribute to injuries. Using computer technology and 5,000 pressure sensors connected to a treadmill, we examine your unique foot structure and body alignment to identify areas of weakness.
We analyze locomotion for evidence of:
- Increased O angle
- Hip hiking
- Limited ankle dorsiflexion
- Pelvic tilt
From there, we create a customized treatment program that may include:
- Physical therapy
- Strength training exercises
- Skills coaching
- Custom orthotics
Get Help From Our NYC Pain Management & Sports Injury Experts!
We have treated members of the NY Lizards, NY Liberty, NY Magic, and NY Power. We consult with the Central Park Track Club and the New York Road Runners Club. We’ve treated acute injuries along the NYC Triathlon and Hamptons Marathon courses and cared for athletes playing in the A&P Tennis Classic and Newsweek Tennis Classic. We’ve presided over the US Olympic Marathon Trials and treat rising stars in high school and collegiate-level sports as well.
Our team of renowned experts will give you the attention and thorough treatment you need to get back to the sports you love, heal quicker, and prevent future injury.