NYC Podiatrists Discuss Ways to Reduce Sports Injuries in Children

Posted by on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

We enroll our children in sports to improve their health, explore their natural abilities, teach cooperation, provide social opportunities, foster self-esteem, and encourage the formation of hobbies that bring added joy to life. Most parents would never sign their child up for an activity if they were sure their darling would be the one sidelined with an injury. Yet, often, children are injured for months or even a whole season, which can have effects that linger well into adulthood. Are injuries an inevitable part of youth sports, or can we prevent them? NYC sports medicine specialists at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine believe that most foot and ankle injuries, at the very least, can be proactively prevented.

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[Prevent child sports injuries with this advice from NYC sports medicine doctors. Image Source: Flickr user USAG-Humphreys]

NFL News: Will Odell Beckham Jr. Return This Year After Broken Ankle Surgery?

Posted by on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

We listed New York Giant Odell Beckham Jr’s ankle fracture as one of the worst sports injuries of 2017. His absence was so strongly felt by New Yorkers who had hoped to catch a glimpse of the one-handed catches he was famous for this past season. With 25 receptions, 302 yards, and three touchdowns, he seemed like the team’s answer to building a strong offensive line. Yet, he fell out of play  October 8th during the Giants’ loss to the LA Chargers. The initial report was that he’d be out “at least eight weeks” with a fractured ankle. It’s been more than 40 weeks since the initial injury and he’s still not been to a full practice. Fans are wondering will Odell Beckham Jr. return this year? Insiders say he’s looking good to getting back on track to start in the upcoming season.

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Giants fans are wondering will Odell Beckham Jr. return this year? Insiders say he’s looking good to getting back on track to start in the upcoming season. [Image Source: Unsplash user Adrian Curiel]

MLB News: Mets’ Juan Lagares to Undergo Plantar Plate Surgery After Season-Ending Injury

Posted by on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

What seemed like a stubbed toe turned out to be so much more for Mets’ Centerfielder Juan Lagares. The team’s best outfielder will be undergoing plantar plate surgery, which likely puts him out the entire season. It’s a painful blow for New York fans, as Yoenis Cespedes is also on the disabled list, leaving the team to rely on the last three outfielders available: Jay Bruce, Michael Conforto, and Brandon Nimmo. Likely we’ll see Wilmer Flores stepping in, with Jose Reyes called out as needed.

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A ruptured plantar plate may mean toe surgery, say NYC podiatrists. [Image Source: Unsplash user Jose Morales]

NBA News: Spike in Playing Time Causes Spurs’ Ginóbili Achilles Tendon Injury

Posted by on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Manu Ginóbili spent 16 seasons as a shooting guard with the San Antonio Spurs, enjoying success as a four-time NBA champion in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014. Yet, his storied career may finally come to an end as Achilles pain rears its ugly head just in time for the off-season. NYC podiatrists at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine have the latest scoop on Ginóbili’s Achilles tendon injury and what to expect if you’re a baller with Achilles pain, inflammation, tearing, or rupture.

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Achilles tendon injuries are common among NBA players, but can they return to the same level of playing? [Image Source: Unsplash user Skye Studios]

NHL News: Ryan Suter’s Ankle Fracture Knocks Minnesota Wild Out of the Playoffs

Posted by on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

It’s been over a month since NHL’s Ryan Suter finished his season with a fractured right ankle. Suter was averaging four more minutes of game time than any other Wild player at the time and led the team in shorthanded and power play ice time. Over the season, he amassed 51 points in 78 games, including 45 assists. Not too shabby. That put him just behind Jason Zucker, Mikael Granlund, and Eric Staal in the team standings. He proved to be one of the Wild’s hardier players, ending his 242 consecutive game streak.

Without their top defenseman and leading assistant, they were easily knocked out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Winnipeg Jets, who took it to the next level after dominating the series 4-1. There were other factors, of course: some questionable calls (and lack thereof), not to mention the loss of Zach Parise mid-series and Jared Spurgeon’s less-than-100% performance following a hamstring injury.

Whether you’re a Wild fan or a fellow ankle surgery candidate, you may find yourself wondering: What happens during ankle surgery, and what’s the recovery process? The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine has foot and ankle surgeons on staff in New York City who specialize in this type of injury.

Mo Bamba Injury Update: Texas Freshman Misses Three Games With Toe Injury, Confident in NBA Draft

Posted by on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

With a memorable name like Mo (Mohamed) Bamba, you know this college basketball player is bound for greatness. The 6-foot-11 center averaged 12.9 points and led the Big 12 in rebounds (10.5) and blocks (3.7). He set a new league and school freshman record with 111 blocks for the season. Despite a toe injury suffered this season, the Texas Longhorn freshman officially declared he’s leaving after his first year to enter the NBA draft. Mock drafts have him projected as the fifth overall pick. He’s not letting a pesky toe sprain keep him down. Here’s an update on Mo Bamba’s injury.

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Texas Longhorns center Mo Bamba missed three games with a toe injury, but he’s back on his feet and entering the NBA draft. [Image Source: By University of Texas [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons]

Neymar da Silva Santos Jr., the Most Expensive Player of All Time, Fractures Foot

Posted by on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

In March, Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. underwent a successful surgery to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal foot injury. He can be seen here in a wheelchair paying tribute to the late scientific icon Stephen Hawking. With the Brazilian being named the most expensive player of all time, of course, fans are anxious to know what this prognosis means in terms of his estimated recovery time, PSG’s chances at the Champions League title, and Neymar’s participation in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this upcoming June through July.

The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in Manhattan routinely treats high-level athletes for ankle sprains and Jones fractures such as Neymar’s following accidents in basketball, dance, aerobics, gymnastics, running, lacrosse, or soccer.


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How will Neymar’s injury affect his 2018 FIFA World Cup participation? Image Source: Flickr user Elena Polio.

NBA News: DeMarcus Cousins’ Injury of the Achilles Tendon Dogs NOLA Pelicans

Posted by on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

The New Orleans Pelicans are ranked in the middle of the Western Conference of the NBA at #5. They could potentially be doing much better if it weren’t for DeMarcus Cousins’ ill-fated Achilles tendon injury. Unfortunately for teams such as the Pelicans, an Achilles injury can be difficult to predict, with players like Rudy Gay coming back to the game at full strength in three months while others, such as Kobe Bryant, never return to pre-injury excellence. NYC podiatrists explain what happened to the DeMarcus Cousins, how professionals approach Achilles rehabilitation, and what fans can expect in the future.

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The NOLA Pelicans miss the absence of DeMarcus Cousins, out for the season with an Achilles tear. Image Source: Flickr user MichaelTipton.

NCAA News: Rawle Alkins Suffers Recurring Pain After Bone Repair Surgery

Posted by on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Recovery from bone repair surgery is not always a straight line for high-level athletes. This truth is painfully evident in the story of Arizona Wildcats’ team leader, Rawle Alkins, a starting guard originally from our very own backyard of Brooklyn, New York. He’s appeared in fits and spurts since fracturing his foot back in September. Some residual pain is not unusual for a patient six to 12 months down the road. Today, NYC podiatrists explore Alkins’ injury and discuss recovering from bone repair surgery.

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The Arizona Wildcats have lost a key player due to injury. Image Source: Wikimedia user INeverCry.

Tennis News: Hyeon Chung’s Blister Injury Takes Him Out of the Game

Posted by on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

If you follow tennis, you probably know of 18-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer, but do you know the top South Korean tennis player, Hyeon Chung? At just 21 years of age, he won the ATP Next Gen Finals in Milan this past November. Then, he came out of nowhere to beat Novak Djokovic at Melbourne Park. Unfortunately, it seems Chung’s good luck couldn’t last. Two days after losing to Federer in the Australian Open, Chung wound up in the hospital with gruesome calluses and blister injuries.

Tennis stars like Hyeon Chung sometimes run into trouble when filing down their own calluses. Image Source: Pexels user Tookapic.