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Football Player in Recovery after Surgery

Football Player in Recovery after Surgery

louis-nixNotre Dame’s nose tackle Louis Nix III was forced to undergo surgery due to tendonitis and a torn meniscus. As a result, Nix will be off the field for a season.

Nix received platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections and extensive surgery in order to help him return and prepare for the NFL draft. On a positive note, Nix is recovering well and is ranked 22nd overall on the Bleacher Report. Hopefully Nix will recover well and be back on the field.

Although it isn’t easy, returning to sports is possible with the right treatment. If you sustained a sports related foot or ankle injury, see podiatrist Dr. Mark Landry of Kansas. Dr. Landry can treat your foot and ankle injuries and conditions.

Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries

Sprained ankles are a frustrating and painful ordeal many athletes go through. Recovery from a sprained ankle usually involves the RICE method. This includes:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

In addition, athletes should consider wearing an ankle brace in order to keep the ankle stabilized and alleviate any pain as it heals.

Stress fractures that occur in the foot and ankle come in two types. This includes stable and displaced. Stable stress fractures do not consist of any shifting in bone alignment while displaced stress fractures involve bone ends that do not line up.

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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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