If you run, play sports, or lead a physically active lifestyle, sports medicine can reduce your risk of injury and improve your performance. At NYC Footcare PC, foot and ankle surgeons Paul Drucker, DPM, Jarret Drucker, DPM, AACFAS, and the team, provide sports medicine to people of all ages. The practice has multiple offices on the Upper East Side at 60th and 70th Street in New York City, with additional offices in Jamaica, Queens, and Plainview, New York, and a surgical center in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Schedule your appointment by calling the nearest office or booking online today.
Sports medicine is a podiatric subspecialty that diagnoses, treats, and prevents activity-related injuries. If you play sports, run marathons, lift weights, or participate in other physically demanding activities, it’s important to establish care with a sports medicine provider. Routine checkups at NYC Footcare PC can maximize your abilities, ensuring you feel your best.
At NYC Footcare PC, the team uses sports medicine to treat various injuries, including:
Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury characterized by chronic heel pain. Anyone can develop plantar fasciitis, but it’s more common in middle-aged athletes and runners. Fortunately, various treatments can provide relief, including custom orthotics, ice, and activity modification.
Sprains occur when you twist your ankle or step down awkwardly. These movements cause the ligaments surrounding your ankle –– tough bands of fibrous tissue –– to overextend and tear, resulting in pain and inflammation.
Minor ankle sprains typically respond to ice and rest. Severe sprains may require a splint, a cast, or surgery.
Achilles tendonitis causes your Achilles tendon –– a thick band of tissue that connects your calf muscles to your heel bone –– to become inflamed. Common symptoms of Achilles tendonitis include heel pain, calf stiffness, and difficulty walking.
A fracture is a break in a bone. Sports that increase the risk of foot and ankle fractures include running, basketball, tennis, gymnastics, and dance. If you experience foot pain, swelling, or bruising that occurs suddenly, contact the team at NYC Footcare PC right away.
If you play sports or lead a physically active lifestyle, there are several steps you can take to reduce the risk of a sports injury. The team at NYC Footcare PC recommends:
It’s also important to listen to your body. If you experience pain or sensitivity during a specific activity, don’t push through it. It’s better to take things slowly than risk an injury.
If you or a loved one needs sports medicine, make an appointment at NYC Footcare PC by calling the nearest office or booking online today.