AmnioFix: A New Product For Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Posted by on Monday, March 20th, 2017

Looking for a plantar fasciitis treatment that’s on the cutting edge of science? Wonder how professional athletes rebound from chronic pain and get back into the game so fast? AmnioFix® by MiMedx is a NYC sports medicine doctor’s “secret weapon.” We offer this revolutionary product to patients at our White Plains and Manhattan offices, particularly those who are experiencing slow healing of the plantar fascia tissue.

NYC Foot Surgery Success Story: Runner With Heel Pain Finds Relief

Posted by on Monday, January 2nd, 2017

The decision to undergo surgery is one of the most difficult choices a person has to make. We do not take NYC foot surgery lightly. Our clients are busy and can’t afford the downtime. Whenever possible, we look into conservative measures that resolve pain and restore functionality.

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Sometimes the answer to heel pain is to avoid overthinking it and start with the basics. (Image Source: PlantarFasciitisShoesExpert.com)

Yet, in some cases, our NYC sports doctors have found that foot and ankle surgeries were the best course of action to alleviate pain and restore functionality. New procedures and tools have made surgery less invasive and less “scary.” Here’s one of our many success stories …

NHL News: Dallas Stars’ Tyler Seguin Sustains Hairline Heel Fracture

Posted by on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Tyler Seguin is a tough player—so it’s not surprising that he kept the nature of his foot injury hidden until the pain became truly unbearable. After an MRI, it was revealed that Seguin had a hairline fracture in his heel. It’s a disappointing blow for a player who had an All-Star season last year with thirty three goals and forty assists before a skate sliced his left Achilles and took him out of the playoffs.

If you’ve recently sustained an injury to your heel and are looking for the best orthopedic foot surgeon in NYC, look no further than The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine. We offer cutting edge technologies for a speedy recovery, along with the industry’s best techniques for surgical repairs if necessary. Continue reading to learn more about the type of heel injury NHL player Tyler Seguin sustained.

Heel fractures are also sometimes known as calcaneal fractures.
A heel fracture is sometimes called a calcaneal fracture. Image Source: Wikimedia user Hellerhoff.

Think You’ve Got Plantar Fasciitis? Consider These Alternative Heel Pain Diagnoses

Posted by on Monday, September 26th, 2016

Our NY foot doctors have worked with the Central Park Track Club, the NY Road Runners, and ultra-marathon runners training for the NYC Tri, Hamptons Marathon, and U.S. Olympic Trials. Avid runners are no strangers to foot pain. A lot of them limp into our Manhattan office nervously asking, “Do I have plantar fasciitis?” They know this diagnosis would be dreadful because it’s a niggling ache to shake. Many of them walk out surprised that the root cause of their heel and arch pain is something else entirely.

Plantar faciitis isn't the only cause of heel pain.
There is a lot more to the heel than the plantar fascia, according to the best foot doctors NYC has to offer. Image Source: Wikimedia user Haabet.

Plantar Fasciitis Stretches to Help Resolve Lingering Heel Pain

Posted by on Monday, September 5th, 2016

Stop us if any of these sound familiar:

“I’ve had plantar fasciitis on and off for at least five years.”

“I’ve seen other sports doctors for the same condition, but no one can help me.”

“I have a closet full of orthotics that don’t work.”

“Aspirin and ibuprofen don’t take the edge off.”

“I start to feel better, but as soon as I run again, the pain returns.”

If you’re nodding your head, you’re not alone. Eamonn Coghlan, an Irish three-time Olympian and former world champion in the 5,000 meter, was recently treated here in New York for chronic plantar fasciitis. Once he saw the right professional, he was able to banish the condition—once and for all—within four weeks. What made the difference? Plantar fasciitis stretches.

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Plantar fasciitis can cause a burning, throbbing sensation in your heels. (Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons User Kosigrim)

Warm Weather Foot Pain: Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by on Monday, June 6th, 2016

Many NYC residents land in our office with stabbing heel pain once the weather warms up. It’s not the weather itself – it’s the increased activity level, which can spur the onset of plantar fasciitis, one of the most common conditions we treat at The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine. Treatment for plantar fasciitis is not as straightforward as you might think, especially if you’ve been suffering for weeks before seeking help.

treatment for plantar fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis affects the heel, especially after sleeping or sitting for prolonged periods. (Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons user Kosigrim)

College Football News: Was Surgery the Right Option for Sam Smiley’s Torn Achilles?

Posted by on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

No college senior wants their final football season to end with injury. North Carolina Tar Heels’ starting safety Sam Smiley had 35 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery before being carted off the field in late November with a torn Achilles that required surgery. No stranger to foot pain, Smiley also missed the entire 2013 season with a left foot injury he chalked up to “poor flexibility.”  We treat many torn Achilles tendons here at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in NYC with the goal of getting athletes back to full strength as soon as possible.

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North Carolina Tar Heels safety Sam Smiley is out for the rest of the season due to a torn Achilles tendon. Image source: Flickr CC user William Yeung

Healing Heels: An In-Depth Look at Pre-Surgical Plantar Fasciitis Treatments

Posted by on Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Plantar fasciitis is hard to escape these days. The most common cause of heel pain, it is easily the most common type of musculoskeletal sports injury I see in the office. Whether you’re Peyton Manning, an ultra-marathoner, or a weekend warrior, it seems to affect people of all age groups, activity levels, genders, races, sizes, and shapes. It can be a quite debilitating injury with long delays in returning to your activity of choice. It can many times be stubborn and resistant to conventional treatments. First line treatments often include targeted stretching and strengthening exercises, rest, icing, and support for the fascia (in terms of strappings or orthotics). Many times we will add anti-inflammatory measures such as oral medications, topical medications, or steroid injections. Often these methods go a long way toward relieving symptoms. In the past, when these treatment methods failed, the final resort would be surgery. However, more advanced pre-surgical plantar fasciitis treatments have become available including extracorporeal shockwave therapy, MLS laser therapy, PRP injections, and the FAST procedure.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

plantar fasciitis treatments
The plantar fascia is a wide band of tissue on the bottom of the foot. Image source: sportEX journals