Board Certified Podiatrist & Sports Medicine serving Upper East Side, Manhattan, Midtown, NYC, NY and the surrounding areas

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Sports Injuries services offered in Upper East Side, New York, NY

The feet and ankles are susceptible to injuries when playing sports or engaging in regular physical activity. Former athletes Erin Koprince, DPM, DABPM, and Mona Ramani, DPM, AACFAS, are skilled podiatrists and foot and ankle surgeons specializing in diagnosing and treating sports injuries. They conduct their work at AIRE Podiatry Studio on Manhattan’s Upper East Side of New York City. Call the office or book an appointment online today to get expert care for your foot or ankle sports injury.

Sports Injuries

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries include damage your body incurs when playing a sport or engaging in physical activity. Sports injuries are common and affect people at all fitness levels.

You can be injured in an accident, while overtraining, or improperly using gear and equipment. Not warming up or doing too much too soon can also lead to a sports injury.

What are some common foot and ankle sports injuries?

In sports, you rely on your feet and ankles when standing, walking, running, jumping, and climbing. The stress placed on these parts of your body when engaged in high-impact sports makes them vulnerable to injuries.

Sports injuries of the feet and ankles include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon tear
  • Fractures
  • Stress fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Heel pain
  • Chronic ankle instability
  • Sesamoiditis (inflammation of the sesamoid bones)
  • Trigger toe

Though they provide expert care for all athletes, the podiatrists at AIRE Podiatry Studio have particular expertise in managing sports injuries affecting dancers.

When should I see podiatry for sports injuries?

You should see the foot and ankle experts at AIRE Podiatry Studio if your sports injury involves your foot or ankle. The podiatrists have expertise in handling these injuries and can provide the specialized care you need.

During your initial consultation, your podiatrist asks detailed questions about your injury. They want to know when it happened, what symptoms you’re experiencing, and how it affects your ability to play your sport. They review your medical history and daily routine and examine your feet and ankles.

Your podiatrist might request diagnostic imaging to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. AIRE Podiatry Studio has an X-ray machine on-site.

How are foot and ankle sports injuries treated?

AIRE Podiatry Studio takes an individualized approach to care. What’s included in your sports injury treatment plan will depend on your injury, symptoms, and the sport you play.

Foot and ankle sports injury treatments can include:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Activity changes
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Bracing or splinting
  • In-house physical therapy
  • Custom-fitted orthotics (shoe inserts that support foot mechanics)
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Stem cell injections
  • Shockwave therapy

When necessary, AIRE Podiatry Studio’s foot and ankle surgeons will recommend surgery to treat your sports injury.

AIRE Podiatry Studio provides a wide range of services to improve the athletic performance of dancers and athletes. Call the office or request an appointment online today.