Sports Medicine Specialist

Ramin Zaghi, DPM -  - Board Certified Podiatrist

Ramin Zaghi, DPM

Board Certified Podiatrist located in Gramercy Park, New York, NY

If you’re engaged in athletic or fitness pursuits, your feet are placed under significant strain and are at risk of injury. Ramin Zaghi, DPM, in Gramercy Park, New York City, offers outstanding sports medicine services centered on keeping your feet healthy and keeping you happily engaged in your sport or activity of choice. Schedule an appointment online for a one-on-one consultation, or call the office to check appointment availability.

Sports Medicine Q&A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is an area of medical practice focused on addressing needs that arise related to physical activity. In podiatry, sports medicine focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing injury to your feet that can result from training, playing, or competing in sports or other athletic pursuits. 

To be clear, you don’t have to be an athlete to encounter a sports medicine issue. Yoga, walking, swimming, and even hobbies like gardening can lead to a problem affecting one or both of your feet. 

The benefits of living an active life are well-documented. Many of the men and women who turn to Dr. Zaghi for care find their lives are far richer because of their involvement in sports or fitness. When an issue arises that keeps you away from your favorite active pursuits, finding relief becomes a top priority. 

What are some common types of sports injuries that affect the feet?

Each of your feet and ankles contains more than 100 bones that meet at 33 different joints. A complex web of tendons, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels, and nerves work to keep your feet flexible and strong. 

Injuries, whether traumatic or from overuse, can cause an immediate shift in your daily activity levels. This can not only get in the way of your athletic or fitness performance, but it can also have a number of negative health effects. 

Some common foot issues that can be treated under the umbrella of sports medicine include: 

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sprains or strains
  • Bone spurs
  • Fractures
  • Runner’s toe
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Tendinopathy

These are just a few of the many issues that can impact your ability to stay on your feet and active. 

When should I schedule a podiatry sports medicine appointment?

Some forms of foot pain will resolve themselves over a brief period of rest and self-care. However, if you experience severe pain or your symptoms don’t lessen within a few days, it’s time to call a specialist. 

Here are some signs you might need a professional sports medicine evaluation:

  • Pain when flexing or bending your toes
  • Pain in the ball, heel, or arch of your foot
  • Sensations of numbness or tingling
  • Color changes in your skin or toenails
  • Swelling, sensations of weakness, or throbbing
  • Pain that continues even when you are lying or sitting

A professional foot evaluation takes very little time. Knowing the cause of your symptoms is the first step in charting a path to relief, so reach out to Dr. Zaghi’s office today by phone or using the easy online booking tool.