The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine

Injury Prevention for Athletes in New York

Preventing Athletic Injuries in New York: The Best Offense is a Good Defense

Running a playoff-worthy professional sports team is not just about draft picks, coaching prowess, management, or plays. Much of a season’s success depends upon the health of your bench. Derek Jeter’s ankle, Kobe Bryant’s knee, and Peyton Manning’s neck all cost their teams more than a few tough losses – but big bucks as well!

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The Cost of Sports Injuries

For major league teams, the cost of sports injuries is tremendous including:

  • $665 million lost each year by the MLB
  • $358 million lost each year by the NBA
  • $2 million or more per injured player by the NFL each year

Here at The Center For Podiatric Care & Sports Medicine, we specialize in foot and ankle sports injuries. We emphasize sports injury prevention and structure our treatments around attacking the biomechanical causes of injuries to prevent re-injury. Our high-tech facilities offer the latest techniques to relieve pain and expedite healing.

Sudden twists of the ankle or foot fractures may be inevitable, but we hope to see a major shift toward minimizing injury here in New York City. For us, nothing is more rewarding than getting an athlete back to the sport he or she loves.

Seasonal Injury Prevention Tips

Each season carries special considerations for sports injury prevention. Get tips here:

And be sure to check out our reviews of the top mobile apps that can help with prevention of sports injuries.

Running Injury Prevention

Our team made of Dr. Josef J. Geldwert, Dr. Ryan Minara and Dr. Katherine Lai has consulted for the New York Road Runners Club and the Central Park Track Club. Every year, we work events like the NYC Triathlon, Hamptons Marathon and Westchester Toughman Triathlon. Unfortunately, our running injury specialists see a great deal of running injuries that could have been avoided if the runner sought care prior to their big race.

Under-training and trying to run through extreme pain are two common causes of injury in longer runs. Our gait analysis offers tremendous insight in injury prevention. Stop in for a pre-training checkup or spend an hour consulting with our running injury prevention experts to keep you running injury-free. Click here for marathon training injury prevention tips.

Sports Injuries We Help Prevent

We understand that myriad complex factors cause injuries. Our services can help prevent:

  • Tendon injuries
  • Ligament injuries
  • Muscle pulls
  • Bursitis
  • Shin splints
  • Stress fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Nerve compression
  • Inflammation
  • Growth plate injuries
  • Accidental sprains, dislocations & compound fractures

How We Help You Prevent Injury

Our team of sports medicine experts will sit down to talk to you about your training schedule, footwear and equipment selection, pain reduction strategies, strengthening exercises, biomechanics and lifestyle factors.

Based on physical exams and data from our computerized gait analysis center, we can examine the way you walk and run to identify weaknesses or biomechanical issues that may predispose you to a sports injury. We then work with you to strengthen any areas of weakness, improve form, and adjust your gait.

Some patients respond well to custom orthotics, while others may require surgery to correct their structural issues. We always recommend the least invasive methods of injury prevention and only move on to more serious measures if these don’t address your issues.

NYC Sports Medicine Experts

Looking for the latest in pain relief, healing, rehabilitation advice, and recovery support? The Center For Podiatric Care & Sports Medicine is your one-stop-shop for wellness and injury prevention. We work with athletes who have suffered injuries in the past and wish to prevent them in the future, as well as perfectly healthy athletes looking to maintain peak physical condition all season long. Click here to book an appointment at our Manhattan or Westchester locations today.