New York Giants Rookie safety Darian Thompson, who injured his foot back in week 3 of the season, re-aggravated the injury during practice. His prognosis was to wear a protective boot and do his best to stay off his feet. The Giants have suffered many losses in their secondary this year and with Thompson’s uncertain return and his backup Nat Berhe’s concussion, the team is very thin on defense indeed. The Giants are not ruling out a surgical option for Thompson, which could keep him sidelined for much longer.
Sports related foot and ankle injuries need proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Dr. LeKeisha George from Forest Hills Podiatric Medical Care. Dr. George can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
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:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Plantar Fasciosis
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Achilles Tendon Rupture
- Ankle Sprains
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 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 feel free to contact one of our offices located in Forest Hills, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.