Bard Podiatry Associates -  - Podiatrist

Bard Podiatry Associates

Podiatrists located in Staten Island, NY

Sports Injuries Specialist

When you are injured because of an activity or during a sport, Bard Podiatry Associates can help. Dr. Baskhron can work with patients throughout New York City and Staten Island, New York to create a customized treatment program for a variety of sports injuries such as turf toe, bunions, fractures, and tendonitis.

Sports Injuries Q&A

Bard Podiatry Associates

What injuries can come from sports?

Foot and heel injuries often occur when participating in sports where there is a risk of damage to the ankle or foot. They can also develop as a result of excessive stress on the feet. Commonly experienced injuries include:

  • Turf Toe
  • Tendonitis
  • Broken toes
  • Hammer toe
  • Bruised heels
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Dislocated toes
  • Achilles bursitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Midtarsal joint sprain
  • Calcaneal, or heel, fracture

Several injuries can be prevented or reduced when the people follow the recommendations of the podiatrist. Be sure to wear the right shoes and stretch the foot and ankle can also help to keep some complications from occurring.

When should I see a podiatrist?

Consult the podiatrist if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Serious swelling
  • Severe pain, especially when walking
  • Feeling pins and needles or loss of sensation in the foot
  • Cannot complete regular everyday activities after three days

If you have utilized the RICE method of rest, ice, compression, and elevation and the discomfort persists, or you are still unable to walk after three days, visit the doctor’s office right away. Also, if weakness persists for longer than two weeks, it is also recommended that you come in.

What treatments are used for sports injuries?

The podiatrist will begin with an assessment of the injury to determine which type of foot or ankle problem is present. In most cases, the podiatrist will order x-rays and may perform a CT scan or an MRI. Non-surgical treatments are available for less severe problems which include:

  • NSAID pain relievers including ibuprofen can be used as well as prescribed pain medications
  • An immobilizing boot can be provided
  • Resting the foot and regular icing and elevation can also help
  • Physical therapy and using padding or splints can also help with specific injuries such as sprains or bunions. Fractures and very severe plantar fasciitis may require surgery.

Insurance Information

Please see the list of plans that we accept. If you do not see yours, please call our office to find out how we can help.

Aetna
Affinity Health Plan
Amerigroup
Amida Care
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Elderplan
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care (NY)
GHI
Health First
Medicare
Multiplan, Inc.
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
The Empire Plan
Location
Bard Podiatry Associates
970 Bard Avenue
Staten Island , NY 10301
Phone: 718-717-8033
Fax: 718-720-6931
Office Hours

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718-717-8033