He has comprehensive training in elective, reconstructive and trauma surgery of the foot and ankle. He also is trained in the most advanced non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments of common foot and ankle conditions. He has an interest in treating the pediatric population and has experience treating congenital deformities. In addition, he has completed several courses and has received training in external fixation and deformity correction techniques at the Ilizarov Institute in Russia.
He is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine and of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
He is an active committee member for the New York State Podiatric Medical Association and a proud member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. He serves as the Director of Clerkships for the Podiatric Surgery and Medicine Residency program at New York Presbyterian/Queens Hospital. He is also affiliated with Northshore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and is actively involved with their Residency programs.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Click Here To Schedule Your Appointment!” color=”primary” align=”left” css_animation=”fadeInRight” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Ffaasny.com%2Frequest-appointment%2F|||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Ankle Sprain Specialist Midtown Locations” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” css_animation=”fadeInUp”][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInLeft”][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInRight”]
West Village Location
7 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
NEAREST TRANSIT STATION
- W 4 St. (A, B, C, D, E, F, M)
- Christopher St. – Sheridan Sq (1, 2)
- 14 St. (1, 2, 3)
Columbus Circle Location
315 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
NEAREST TRANSIT STATION
- Columbus Circle (A C B D 1)
- West 57th Street (N Q R W)
- M10 M12 M20 M104 Buses
Ankle fractures can develop through a multitude of stimulants. Commonly, simply rolling your ankle inward or outward catalyzes this type of injury. With us now being fully submerged in winter, the risk of obtaining an ankle injury or fracture increases drastically. Slipping and falling on ice is one of the most frequent occurrences for triggering these injuries. By taking preventative measures, your safety will be improved, and this will decrease the risk of ankle fracture. Remember, be careful while engaging in your daily activities during this time and wear proper footwear to help create traction and promote balance.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4573″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”right” css_animation=”fadeInLeft”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInRight”]
An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments in the ankle, usually on the outside of the ankle. Ligaments are bands of tissue – like rubber bands – that connect one bone to another and bind the joints together. In the ankle joint, ligaments provide stability by limiting side-to-side movement. Some ankle sprains are much worse than others. The severity of an ankle sprain depends on whether the ligament is stretched, partially torn, or completely torn, as well as on the number of ligaments involved. Ankle sprains are not the same as strains, which affect muscles rather than ligaments.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Not All Ankle Sprains Are The Same! Ask Our Ankle Sprain Specialist Midtown” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” css_animation=”appear”][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInUp”]A sprained ankle is a very common injury, affecting about 25,000 people daily. Ankle sprains happen to athletes and non-athletes and people of all ages. Though more common in active individuals, it can happen with everyday activities such as going down steps or stepping off the curb.
Ankle sprain happens when the foot twists or turns beyond its normal motions causing the ligaments to stretch beyond their normal range. The ligaments of the foot and ankle hold the bones and joints in position and protect the joints from abnormal movements. Ligaments are elastic structures, usually stretching with activities and then returning to their normal positions. When a ligament is forced to stretch beyond its normal range, a sprain occurs. In severe cases, complete or partial tears can occur.
Simple ankles sprains can be treated by rest, ice, supportive bracing and immobilization and usually heal within three weeks in most cases. There are, however, more serious injuries that can occur along with an ankle sprain that might be missed since the initial symptoms are similar. These include avulsion fractures of the foot and ankle bones, fractures of the fifth metatarsal bone, peroneal tendon injury and even damage to the joint surfaces.
A comprehensive exam including x-ray, ultrasound or even MRI, when appropriate, can help make the accurate diagnoses and treatment course. While you might be able to walk after a simple ankle sprain, the most often missed injuries require non-weightbearing immediately. Making the right diagnoses and having the right treatment will lead to adequate healing and quickest return to normal activities. Inappropriate care of your injury may result in long or incomplete recovery often leading to chronic pain and swelling, instability and repeat injuries. Arthroscopy or reconstructive surgery might be necessary for those suffering from these symptoms if conservative treatments and Physical Therapy are not effective.
So, next time you hurt your foot or ankle, or have an ankle sprain that is not improving, it might be more than a simple sprain. Have a podiatrist specialized in foot and ankle trauma examine you and provide you with appropriate treatment.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain – Can an Ankle Sprain Specialist Midtown Help?” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” css_animation=”fadeInUp”][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3395″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” css_animation=”fadeInLeft”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInUp”]
When we experience pain on the outside of our ankle, the potential cause of discomfort could be from a sprained ankle, leading to the presence of worse conditions such as chronic lateral ankle pain. Chronic lateral ankle pain can be annoying, as it inhibits our ability to walk and or even go about living our daily life. You may feel tenderness, swelling, or stiffness in the ankle area. If you are experiencing ankle pain, you may benefit from seeing an ankle sprain specialist in Midtown with Foot and Ankle Surgeons of New York.
What causes chronic lateral ankle pain?
There are various reasons that you could have led you to develop chronic lateral ankle pain. Some of those reasons are:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInUp”]
- A serious or recurring ankle sprain – An ankle sprain, which occurs if you turn or roll your ankle in an abnormal way causing the ligaments to tear and stretch, is by far the most common cause of chronic lateral ankle sprain. If the ankle sprains are recurring, the ligaments get more and more weak and unstable. When the ligaments get weakened and when scar tissue in the area builds up, pain is caused. Because of this, it is important that you seek help from a podiatrist when suffering from a sprained ankle in order to avoid further complications like chronic lateral ankle pain.
- Arthritis – When the joints of your ankle become inflamed, this can create pain and stiffness in your ankle.
- Nerve damage – When a nerve is damaged, it sends false signals to your brain, resulting in you feeling pain.
- A fracture in a bone that is a part of the ankle joint – Whether you have a simple break in one ankle bone or multiple fractures, this can be the cause of your chronic lateral ankle pain in some cases.
Treatment of chronic lateral ankle pain:The cause of your pain can help determine which treatment option is best for you. Your ankle sprain specialist in Midtown will likely discuss some of the following options with you in regards to your ailment:
- Anti-inflammatory medications – These medications will help minimize swelling.
- Physical therapy – Exercises such as tilt-board exercises will strengthen the surrounding muscles and restore range of motion.
- Ankle braces – This will provide extra support for your ankle and avoid further injury.
- Immobilization – This will allow the ankle to heal if there is any sign of fracture.