Alley Riedel a junior gymnast, suffered a terrible injury during a performance she rehearsed many times before. During the routine, Riedel’s body counter-rotated, resulting in her momentum twisting and landing in an abnormal manner.
Riedel’s coach from to help her off the mat as a trainer examined her injury. Riedel suffered a Lisfranc fracture, in which metatarsal bones are displaced from the tarsus. Fortunately, after a much recovery time Riedel was able to return to her sport. “I was so thrilled. Coming back from this injury, I wasn’t really expecting to make it to state,” said Riedel.
A sports related foot or ankle injury can happen to any athlete.If you or a loved one was injured while participating in an athletic activity, come see podiatrist Dr. Michael Wynn of the Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn can treat your sports related foot and ankle injuries.
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 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.
For more information, contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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