Sports Injuries Specialist

The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine -  - Podiatry

The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine

Podiatry & Sports Medicine located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Approximately 25% of sports injuries are foot or ankle related. The team at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York, understands that fast recovery is your number 1 priority and its specialists are devoted to providing you with expert care to get you back to playing the sports you love. Contact The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine by phone or online to book an appointment.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are the Most Common Sports-Related Foot Injuries?

Sports-related foot injuries can happen in the blink of an eye, whether you’re playing basketball, water polo, track or baseball.

The most common injuries include:

  • Achilles Tendinitis: Achilles tendinitis occurs in the Achilles tendon, the tissue that connects your calf muscles to your heel bone. It’s an overuse injury most commonly found in tennis and basketball players and runners who have increased their training frequency.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis occurs when the tissue supporting the arch of your foot receives too much pressure, gets inflamed, and causes pain to the bottom of the heel.
  • Stress Fractures: Stress fractures are small cracks in the bone. Athletes who are consistently on their feet are more likely to get a stress fracture because of the repetitive stress on their feet and ankles.
  • Ankle Sprains: Ankle sprains are caused when your foot twists and injures the ligaments in your ankle. There are two main types of sprains -
    • Inversion Sprain: Twisting of the foot inward
    • Eversion Sprain: Twisting of the foot outward
  • Neuroma: Neuromas involve a pinched nerve in the foot, usually between the toes, which creates pain as you walk.
  • Heel Spur: Heel spurs cause bony protrusions on the heel bone. They're more commonly found in athletes with flat feet or high arches.


Heel spurs can be caused by a series of additional factors, including:

  • Improper footwear
  • Age
  • Weight
  • Diabetes


What are Symptoms of Sports-Related Injuries?

While every injury comes with its own set of symptoms, the team at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine has identified the most common, including:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness


What Treatments are Available?

The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine specializes in providing you with expert podiatric care, creating individualized treatment plans that speed up your recovery process and ensure the least invasive solution.  

It’s often possible to avoid the surgical route through one or more of the following methods:

  • Regular stretching exercises
  • Protective footwear
  • Rest
  • Compression
  • Ice
  • Corticosteroid injections


Sports-related foot injuries can seriously limit your ability to practice the sport you love. Contact The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine today by phone or online to learn more about your treatment options.

What we offer

Podiatric & Sports Medicine Services