Sports Injuries Specialist

Grand Central Footcare -  - Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Grand Central Footcare

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery located in Midtown East and Murray Hill, New York, NY

Whether it’s from tripping on the stairs or participating in your favorite sports activity, foot and ankle injuries are very common. Podiatrists Les J. Glubo, DPM, FACFAS, and Dawn Olsen Figlo, DPM, diagnose and treat a full spectrum of sports injuries at Grand Central Foot Care in the Midtown East and Murray Hill neighborhood of New York City. If you’ve suffered a foot or ankle injury, call or book an appointment online today.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What injuries and conditions affect your feet and ankles?

Feet play a crucial role in helping you move throughout the day and perform the physical activities you love. That’s why it’s so important to seek expert care any time you experience foot or ankle pain that disrupts your daily life.

The skilled team at Grand Central Foot Care offers a variety of services for sports injuries that affect your feet, such as:

  • Athlete’s foot
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Bunions and calluses
  • Flat feet
  • Foot fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain and fissures
  • Ankle sprains and strains
  • Morton’s neuroma

Foot and ankle injuries can be very painful and disabling. Additionally, many podiatric conditions don’t improve without professional treatment. If you have foot pain that lasts longer than a few days, you should schedule an appointment at Grand Central Foot Care.

How do you diagnose and treat podiatric sports injuries?

To diagnose your condition, your podiatrist begins with a comprehensive evaluation and review of your medical history. They may take imaging tests, such as a diagnostic ultrasound, conveniently located right in the Grand Central Foot Care office.

Then, they work with you to create a personalized treatment plan for your specific sports injury or condition. Depending on the type and severity of your injury, treatment may include:

  • In-office foot padding and strapping
  • Physical therapy at a nearby location
  • In-office MLS® laser therapy

The team at Grand Central Foot Care has strong relationships with the best physical therapists in the area. They also offer controlled ankle motion walkers right in their office. 

If your condition is severe or doesn’t improve with conservative therapies, your podiatrist may recommend foot or ankle surgery. 

What is MLS laser therapy for foot pain? 

MLS laser therapy is an advanced treatment for foot pain. Using specific wavelengths of light energy, MLS laser therapy offers the following benefits:

  • Stimulates cellular recovery
  • Relieves pain
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Accelerates healing

This painless treatment lasts only eight minutes and typically requires only 7-10 sessions. To learn more about this state-of-the-art treatment for foot pain, call Grand Central Foot Care or book an appointment online.