NFL News: An Update on Greg Olsen’s Football Injury Treatment

Posted by on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Last October, we wrote about Carolina Panthers’ tight end Greg Olsen’s right foot fracture. In his glory days, he amassed 770 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in just 15 games. Now it appears he has sustained the same injury all over again, almost one year later. Recovering from a broken foot can be a long process, with residual pain continuing up to 12 months later with just extended periods of walking, let alone competitive gameplay. We handle lots of football injury treatment of high-level athletes at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, so we fully understand his desire to get back down to business. We offer the latest technology to make that happen, but in rare cases like this, time is the best medicine of all.

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Foot injury strikes the Carolina Panthers again, say NYC podiatrists. Deja vu, Greg Olsen! [Image Source:]

Study: Metal Plate Provides Better Stability for Jones Fracture Healing Process

Posted by on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Most patients aren’t thrilled about the prospect of getting a metal plate put into their feet. However, less savory is the idea of undergoing Jones fracture surgery only to end up back in revision surgery again within the year. NYC foot surgeons at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine want you to heal right the first time. That’s why we keep up on all the latest scientific research to help us make the best possible decisions with the information that exists. New research from Houston Methodist found that a metal plate might be the right answer for athletes and people who tend to be on their feet all day.

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A single screw may not be enough to prompt Jones fracture healing in athletes, say Houston Methodist researchers. [Image Source:]

Neymar da Silva Santos Jr., the Most Expensive Player of All Time, Fractures Foot

Posted by on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

In March, Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. underwent a successful surgery to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal foot injury. He can be seen here in a wheelchair paying tribute to the late scientific icon Stephen Hawking. With the Brazilian being named the most expensive player of all time, of course, fans are anxious to know what this prognosis means in terms of his estimated recovery time, PSG’s chances at the Champions League title, and Neymar’s participation in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this upcoming June through July.

The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in Manhattan routinely treats high-level athletes for ankle sprains and Jones fractures such as Neymar’s following accidents in basketball, dance, aerobics, gymnastics, running, lacrosse, or soccer.


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How will Neymar’s injury affect his 2018 FIFA World Cup participation? Image Source: Flickr user Elena Polio.

Manuel Neuer Injury Update: Star Goalkeeper On The Road To Recovery

Posted by on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

For those of you following the Union of European Football Associations league, you have probably noticed FC Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer missing from the rosters. Neuer is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He won the International Federation of Football History & Statistics World’s Best Goalkeeper award consecutively from 2013-2016, led Germany to win the FIFA World Cup in 2014, won the Golden Glove Award for the best goalkeeper in 2014, finished just behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the most prestigious FIFA Ballon d’Or Award, and received accolades as the “third-best player in the world” from The Guardian. Unfortunately, Manuel Neuer’s injury has knocked him down to the 40th spot on the list for 2017. Some might say it’s bad luck to break your foot three times in 12 months. A sports medicine doctor specializing in the foot and ankle might say it’s bad management.

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FC Bayern Munchen and Germany star goalkeeper Manuel Neuer out for repeat foot injury. [Image Source: Flickr user Saadick Dhansay]

After Foot Surgery for Stress Fracture, Buffalo Bills’ Sammy Watkins Hopeful for Recovery

Posted by on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver Sammy Watkins told a fan “of course” he’d be ready for preseason. While the team is hopeful, we know first-hand that it’s difficult to predict just how a foot stress fracture may heal (particularly when, like Watkins, you’ve had surgery for screw insertion). Further complicating matters, Watkins isn’t sure when the break occurred, although it seems he played through the pain for much of last season.

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Sammy Watkins’ foot surgery recovery should give Bills’ fans something to cheer about. (Image Source: Wikimedia user Andre Carrotflower)

NBA News: Kevin Durant Suffers Foot Fracture

Posted by on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

A Jones fracture can be deceiving. By definition, a Jones fracture is a crack in the fifth metatarsal bone at the base of the little toe. This may sound like a relatively insignificant foot fracture, but it can be intensely swollen and painful when it happens–and it still requires at least eight weeks of rest and recovery, since there is little blood flow to the region. That’s terrible news for Oklahoma City Thunder fans who will be missing superstar Kevin Durant for the start of the NBA season.

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OKC Thunder MVP Kevin Durant will undergo Jones fracture surgery. Image Source:

Will Troubled Foot Injury History End Brook Lopez’s NBA Career?

Posted by on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

It’s been a painful start for fans donning Brooklyn Nets jerseys. As of today, the team is 10-21… right down there with the Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings, and Cleveland Cavaliers. Now they’ve been dealt a devastating blow: their star center Brook Lopez will be out for the rest of the season with a broken foot. The most recent fracture occurred during the Nets’ overtime loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on December 20th, but Lopez is no stranger to foot injury.

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Brooklyn Nets center is having a hard time with persistent foot and ankle injuries. Image Source:

Pain On Your Foot’s Edge: Dancer’s Fracture

Posted by on Monday, September 24th, 2012

Just recently we talked about some of the most common injuries suffered by dancers, but those were of course, only the tip of the dancing injury iceberg (or the “pointe” of the iceberg? sorry, should have given you a bad pun alert). Today, though, we want to talk about another injury that doesn’t quite fall into the category of common, but happens enough that it has earned a stunningly appropriate name: “Dancer’s Fracture.”