Three years ago, MLB player Ike Davis was forced to miss 36 games after suffering a plethora of injuries to his left ankle and calf. These injuries included bone contusions, ligament sprains, and a calf strain.
The following year, Davis reportedly suffered lung infection Valley Fever. As a result the Mets and Davis decided to utilize a walking boot as a protective measure against stress to vulnerable areas in order to hasten the healing process. Even now in 2014 the Mets are not taking any chances with Davis and are keeping a close eye on him.
All athletes can sustain sports related foot and ankle injuries. If you are an athlete with a foot or ankle injury, visit podiatrist Dr. Mark Landry of Kansas. Dr. Landry can treat your foot and ankle needs.
Sport Related Foot and Ankle Injuries
Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:
•Achilles Tendon Rupture
Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.
If you have any questions, please contact our office in Overland Park, KS. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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