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Sports Injuries Specialist

Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates

Podiatrists located in New York, NY & Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

Sports injuries aren’t just a concern because they can leave you on the sidelines; rather, without proper treatment, they can continue impacting your performance. The sports injury specialists at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates, located in Upper East Side Manhattan and Bay Ridge of Brooklyn, New York, can diagnose and treat your sports injury right in the office. Book your exam as soon as your sports injury occurs. You can conveniently schedule an appointment either online or over the phone.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries can be acute injuries that occur during a sporting activity or exercise, or they can be chronic issues that progress gradually each time you hit the field. For instance, stress fractures, one of the most common types of sports injuries, lead to tiny progressive cracks in your feet or ankles that slowly get worse the more and more you work out. Sports injuries can also include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • Muscle strains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bone fractures
  • Toenail injuries
  • Abrasions and blisters

It’s important to have your sports injury properly treated as soon as it occurs, or as soon as you start noticing ongoing pain and inflammation. Without proper treatment, your injured foot or ankle might not heal properly, and you may be prone to having further issues.

When should I see a podiatrist for a sports injury?

Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates is home to some of the leading sports medicine specialists in the greater New York City area. The team encourages you to schedule a sports injury evaluation if you experience any of the following symptoms.

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Inflammation
  • Ankle instability
  • Open or oozing sores
  • Difficulty bearing weight on the affected foot

Even if your sports injury seems minor, or if the pain is infrequent, it’s important to get started on treatment to promote healing and, of course, to minimize your pain. The dedicated podiatry team at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates want to help you return to 100% as quickly as possible.

Do I need treatment for a sports injury?

Yes! Whether you have a minor or a major sports injury, you have plenty of options for treatment at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates. Your sports injury treatment plan is optimized to promote healing, while also rebuilding and repairing tissues, so you can regain strength as you recover. Sports injury treatments can include a combination of any of the following.

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
  • Casting, splinting or bracing
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Compression wrapping
  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical therapy

At Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates, you also have access to a team of highly skilled foot and ankle surgeons who specialize in minimally invasive techniques. If you do need surgery to treat your sports injury, you can feel confident that you’re in entirely capable hands, so you can get back in the game as quickly as possible.

Schedule your sports injury evaluation at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates today. Just click on the online booking feature or call either location directly.