Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Jeffrey  Rosenblatt -  - Board Certified Podiatric Physician

Dr. Jeffrey Rosenblatt

Board Certified Podiatric Physician & Foot & Ankle Surgeon located in Brooklyn, NY, & West Hempstead, NY

As an athlete, you don’t have time for foot or ankle pain, injury, or dysfunction. Podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Rosenblatt understands this and aims to get you back to your sport as quickly as possible. Men and women in the Metro Tech area can visit his office in Brooklyn or West Hempstead, New York to take advantage of his sports medicine knowledge and care. Call one of his offices or use the online booking agent to make an appointment today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What types of sports injuries does a podiatrist treat?

Dr. Rosenblatt deals with foot pain, gait problems, and injuries that are caused by sports activity. You should visit his office if you experience any of the following:

  • Ankle sprains, strains, or fractures
  • A need for orthotics
  • Fractures of the foot, toes, or ankles
  • Sprains and strains in the soft tissue of the foot

How does a podiatrist treat ankle issues?

Athletes commonly experience ankle injuries such as sprains and fractures. Tendon tears and strains also occur.

Fractures affect the bone of the ankle and may require casting or surgery. Soft tissue injuries, such as sprains, strains, and tendonitis, benefit from rest, ice, and physical therapy.

Dr. Rosenblatt often provides you with a boot or splint to immobilize the ankle. In severe soft tissue injury cases, you may need surgery to repair the torn tissue.

Why might an athlete need orthotics?

Orthotics help an athlete’s feet and legs feel comfortable. They promote better alignment of the lower limbs, increasing your economy of movement and reducing the risk of injury due to poor body mechanics.

Athletes who spend a lot of time on their feet, such as runners, greatly benefit from orthotics. Cyclists, soccer and lacrosse players, tennis players, and basketball players also find value in properly fitted shoes and orthotics that support their feet as they train and compete. Orthotics maximize your enjoyment of activities and minimize time away due to injury.

If orthotics aren’t for you, Dr. Rosenblatt can provide you the best footwear options for your sport, as well as for your foot structure and gait.

What are stress fractures?

Dr. Rosenblatt can also help diagnose and treat stress fractures in your feet or ankles. These small cracks in the bone often occur with repetitive sports activity, such as running or soccer. You should suspect a stress fracture if you have:

  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Pain in your ankles or feet that intensifies during daily activities
  • Pinpoint tenderness and bruising

How does a podiatrist treat stress fractures?

Dr. Rosenblatt confirms a stress fracture with imaging tests. He may recommend modified activities for several weeks and protective footwear, including a brace or boot. In some cases, surgery is required to help the fracture heal properly and quickly.

Dr. Rosenblatt considers your particular situation and athletic goals when recommending the best, most effective healing treatment for a stress fracture.