Sports Medicine Specialist

Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center

Mariola Rivera, DPM

Podiatrist & Sports Medicine located in White Plains, White Plains, NY & Purchase, NY

If you have a sports injury that affects your feet and ankles, a dedicated podiatrist is the first practitioner you should see. With her extensive background in sports medicine and minimally invasive surgery, Mariola Rivera, DPM, of Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center, is a go-to practitioner for athletes throughout White Plains, New York. Book your sports medicine evaluation today by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling the office directly.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a multifaceted approach to patient care that involves treating the acute injury or ailment, while simultaneously rebuilding strength and endurance. Treating your condition and helping you get stronger along the way allow you to get back in the game as quickly as possible, with few-to-no limitations. Sports medicine can include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Joint immobilization
  • Activity modifications
  • Regenerative medicine

Your sports medicine treatment package is entirely tailored to you, your diagnosis, and of course, the sport in which you wish to return.

When should I see a sports medicine doctor?

As you probably know, you need to see a provider who has extensive training in treating sports-related injuries as soon as any sort of trauma occurs. But sports medicine isn’t just about acute injuries. You may have an overuse injury or genetic deformity that’s affecting your game.

Schedule a sports medicine evaluation at Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center if you experience any of the following symptoms in your feet and ankles:

  • Joint stiffness or limited range of motion
  • Difficulty bearing weight on the foot
  • Swelling or inflammation
  • Pain that worsens with activity

These could all be warning signs of chronic ailments, like Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, and other issues that commonly affect athletes.

How are sports injuries treated?

At Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center, Dr. Rivera understands how overwhelming it can be to have a sports injury or condition that keeps you down. She performs a comprehensive exam, looks at in-house digital X-rays or ultrasound images, and talks with you about your symptoms to get to the root of your condition. Depending on your diagnosis, your sports injury treatment plan can include:

  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Bracing, casting, or splinting
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Physical therapy

Dr. Rivera even offers regenerative medicine solutions, such as stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). These innovative sports medicine treatments can speed up your recovery and reduce inflammation*.

As a last resort or for a severe injury, Dr. Rivera could recommend surgery. But Dr. Rivera has advanced training in minimally invasive surgery, so you can feel confident that you’re in highly capable hands at Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center.

You can receive comprehensive sports medicine care at Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center. Click on the online scheduler to book your appointment, or call the clinic.

* Individual results may vary.

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