Sports Medicine

Scott Rubenstein, DPM

Podiatrist located in Gramercy Park, New York, NY

Healthy feet and ankles are essential for nearly every sport and exercise activity. Dr. Scott Rubenstein in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of New York City is a board-certified podiatrist who provides expert sports medicine services. He can treat existing problems and help prevent injuries from occurring in the future. To schedule an evaluation with Dr. Rubenstein, use the online booking feature or call the office directly at 212-674-1120.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a unique field of podiatry that involves treating sports injuries and preventing athletic injuries.

It is a good idea for any athlete, exercise enthusiast, or active patient to be established with a sports medicine podiatrist like Dr. Rubenstein. While it’s good to have someone to call in the event an injury does occur, Dr. Rubenstein can also help to improve performance and minimize the risk of foot and ankle injuries.

Which sports injuries do podiatrists treat?

Podiatrists treat all sports injuries related to the foot, ankle, and lower leg. While Dr. Rubenstein can diagnose and treat a wide range of sports injuries, some of the most common ailments include:

  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Heel pain
  • Stress fractures
  • Ankle sprains
  • Joint dislocations

Sports medicine care can include the skin as well. If a patient’s shoes cause painful calluses or corns, for instance, Dr. Rubenstein can help with these issues. Also, because athletes are more prone to developing nail injuries and subsequent nail fungus, Dr. Rubenstein offers in-office laser treatment to treat fungal infections.

How are sports injuries treated?

Dr. Rubenstein is a board-certified podiatrist and has extensive experience providing the latest and most innovative sports medicine solutions available. He develops personalized treatment plans for each patient, which depending on their needs may include:

  • Custom foot orthotics
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Exercise or stretching plans
  • Casting, bracing or splinting
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)

Dr. Rubenstein can also perform surgical procedures for severe injuries, including severe ankle sprains and fracture repair.  During foot or ankle surgery, Dr. Rubenstein can repair or reconstruct damaged tissues, including tendons and ligaments. For bone fractures, Dr. Rubenstein may utilize screw fixation, metal plates, or pins to help the affected bone heal.

No matter how minor or complex a sports injury may be, rest assured Dr. Rubenstein can help. To learn more about the sports medicine therapies offered at the office of Dr. Scott Rubenstein, schedule an evaluation by using the online booking feature or by calling the office directly at 212-674-1120.