Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries Specialist
When you are injured because of a sport or activity, NYC Footcare can help. Dr. Tsentserensky can work with patients throughout the New York City area to craft a personalized treatment plan for a variety of sport injuries including fractures, bunions, turf toe, and tendonitis.

Sports Injuries Q & A

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What Injuries Can Come from Sports?

Foot and heel injuries can occur from participating in sports where there is a danger of impact to the foot or ankle and can also arise from abnormal stress on the feet. Common injuries include:

  • Bruised heels
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles bursitis
  • Calcaneal fracture
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Midtarsal joint sprain
  • Turf Toe
  • Bunions
  • Broken toes
  • Hammer toe
  • Dislocated toes
  • Hallux rigidus

Many injuries can be prevented or minimized when the athletes follow the advice of the podiatrist. Making sure to wear the appropriate footwear and stretching the ankle and foot can also help to prevent some injuries.

When Should I See a Doctor?

If you experience any of the following conditions or signs you should seek further medical treatment from the doctor.

  • Severe swelling
  • Severe pain, especially when walking
  • Unable to complete normal every day activities after 72 hours
  • Altered sensations, such as the feeling of pins and needles or loss of feeling in the foot

If you have taken care of the foot using the RICE process of rest, ice, compression, and elevation and are still unable to walk after 72 hours or the pain is not subsiding, you should visit the doctor’s office. Additionally, if weakness persists for more than two weeks it is also recommended that you come into the office.

What Treatments Are Used for Sports Injuries?

The doctor will begin with an assessment of the situation to determine what part of the foot or ankle is affected. Usually the doctor will order x-rays and may perform a CT scan or MRI. Depending on the injury there are non-surgical options available which include:

  • NSAID pain relievers such as ibuprofen can be used as well as prescribed pain relievers
  • An immobilizing boot can be worn
  • Resting the foot and continuing with icing and elevation can help for mild to moderate injuries

Physical therapy and the use of splints or padding can also help with certain injuries such as sprain or bunions. Some conditions such as fractures or especially severe plantar fasciitis may require surgery. These conditions, as well as others, will require orthopedic surgery and usually physical therapy will be required during healing.

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