Rye Podiatric Sports Medicine and Athletic Injury Specialists in White Plains
When you need a tooth pulled, you don’t go to the emergency room or a general practitioner – you see an oral surgeon. By the same token, you need a podiatric sports medicine specialist to take care of your chronic foot pain or broken ankle. The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in White Plains, NY is just 10 minutes from Rye and offers state-of-the-art solutions for all types of foot and ankle problems.
Top 10 Foot & Ankle Sports Injuries Treated
Our White Plains podiatric surgeons and sports medicine doctors have pretty much seen it all. But there are 10 common sports injuries we see time and time again, whether our patients are tennis stars, soccer players, runners, basketball players, gymnasts, dancers or football players:
- Inversion ankle sprains
- Ankle fractures
- Metatarsal (foot) fractures
- Bone bruises
- Toe sprains
- Stress fractures
- Posterior tibial tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin splints
Accidents, Foot and Ankle Trauma and Emergencies
If you or your child suffered an acute injury and you need emergency assistance, please call our White Plains office directly at (914) 607-2519.
When a fracture, sprain, dislocation, crushing injury, slip and fall accident, or another type of trauma occurs, our first step is to diagnose and evaluate the full extent of the injury. We do that using x-ray and ultrasound technology, in addition to a physical exam and medical interview. The next step is to alleviate your pain and immobilize the injury. We prescribe pain medication when necessary, but we also offer biopuncture, holistic supplements and pain-reducing therapies if you prefer to go the all-natural route. Taking our patients’ personal philosophies into account is all part of the expert personal attention and individualized care you receive at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine.
When immobilizing injuries, we favor walking boots over casts and active recoveries over the old-fashioned total bed rest advice of yesteryear. Sometimes it is necessary to use a rigid cast, but know that we choose the method of immobilization that will get you on your feet and recovering as quickly and efficiently as possible.
For the most severe sports injuries, we schedule emergency surgeries at Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center or White Plains Hospital. Best of all, you don’t have to spend a ton of time in the waiting room of a hospital ER when you are in the care of our board-certified surgeons.
We accept most major insurance plans, including Medicare, so our treatments are affordable.
Chronic Pain and Overuse Sports Injuries
Many Rye, NY athletes visit our White Plains sports medicine clinic for advanced pain therapies they can’t find elsewhere. We offer innovative, minimally invasive treatment options such as:
- Extracorporeal pulse activation treatment (EPAT)
- MIX5 laser
- MLS laser therapy
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation therapy (TENS)
- Ultrasonic wound debridement
Keep in mind that pain is not normal. Come see us about those nagging aches and pain in your feet or ankles as soon as possible. Often, the problem can be corrected with something as simple as a change in footwear or custom orthotics. To learn more about the advanced therapies we offer or conditions we treat, please visit our blog for more information.
About Our Doctors near Rye NY
You will see either Dr. Josef J. Geldwert, Dr. Katherine Lai or Dr. Ryan Minara. All our sports medicine professionals are graduates of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and are board-certified in foot and ankle surgery. We’ve served as podiatrists for: the NYC Triathlon, Hamptons Marathon, A&P Tennis Classic, Newsweek Classic, Central Park Track Club, New York Roadrunners Club, and sports teams like the NY Lizards, NY Liberty, and NY Magic.
Our sports medicine doctors serve residents in Rye, NY 10580 at our White Plains location.