Sports Injuries Specialist

Progressive Podiatry PLLC

Podiatrists & Sports Medicine located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

As an athlete, it’s particularly important to get treatment for even minor sports injuries, otherwise your risk of future issues increases. With their expertise in sports injury care, Evan Breth, DPM, and Neha Khanna, DPM, of Progressive Podiatry PLLC offer the latest in rehabilitative therapies. Whether you have an old sports injury that just never healed right or recently injured yourself, it’s time to schedule an evaluation at one of the four Brooklyn, New York-based locations in Park Slope, Mill Basin, or Bensonhurst. Book online or over the phone.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What causes sports injuries?

Sports injuries, including muscle and tendon strains or ligament sprains, can keep you on the sidelines for an extended period of time. You can overstretch or tear soft tissues, or even break a bone, simply by:

  • Landing incorrectly after a jump
  • Twisting after someone steps on your foot
  • Running on an uneven surface
  • Slipping and falling

Sports injuries aren’t always acute. In some cases, you can have a minor soft tissue injury or stress fracture that continues to worsen each time you slip on your athletic shoes and hit the field.

How are sports injuries treated?

At Progressive Podiatry PLLC, Dr. Breth and Dr. Khanna spend time thoroughly evaluating your injury and learning about what you were doing when it occurred. They may use digital X-ray imaging to evaluate fractures or instability, or ultrasound imaging to check for tendon, ligament, or muscle injuries.

Depending on your specific sports injury, your treatment plan can include:

  • Bracing, splinting, or casting
  • Physical therapy
  • Supportive custom orthotics

The practice is also home to the revolutionary FDA-cleared Extracorporeal Pulse Activated Technology (EPAT®) system. EPAT treatments involve sending pressure waves of energy into your injured area. This energy improves blood circulation to the injury and stimulates new cell growth, which when combined can help tissues heal.

Do I need surgery for a sports injury?

You might, although surgery for a sports injury is generally only needed if you have a complete bone fracture, or if you’ve been through several weeks or months of conservative therapies with little to no avail. Both Dr. Breth and Dr. Khanna have extensive experience in minimally invasive surgical procedures, so if you do need surgery, you can expect minimal downtime.

The team at Progressive Podiatry PLLC offer comprehensive postoperative care to ensure you return to 100% — or better. You can feel confident that the team is going to help you get back to your sport as quickly as possible.

Don’t let untreated sports injuries keep you out of the game — get started on treatment at Progressive Podiatry PLLC right away. Schedule your evaluation online or call your closest office to book.