After undergoing surgery for a broken foot last October, Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones is ready to return to the field. Jones had broken his foot last season during a loss to the New York Jets. The athlete’s goal is to be ready for the season opener, in which the Atlanta Falcons will host New Orleans; he is sure he will be prepared. Jones was able to exhibit his regained season at the end of a recent Falcons practice, where he ran past cornerback Desmond Trufant to catch a 40-yard pass from quarterback Matt Ryan. It has yet to be determined whether or not the Falcons will allow Jones to play in the upcoming preseason games. Nonetheless, Jones is resolute in guaranteeing that he will have no interferences.
Getting back into sports after injuring a foot or ankle can be very difficult for both the body and mind. See Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas if you have been injured and are looking to return to sports. Dr. Wynn will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.
Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries
While one of the most common injuries among athletes may be a sprained ankle, there are still many other types of injuries that plague athletes in any sport. But for less severe foot and ankle injuries, it is recommended by physical therapists and sports medicine doctors that athletes use the R.I.C.E. method to help alleviate pain and to speed up the healing process.
The acronym R.I.C.E. stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. These four steps help in the healing process, not only to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation, but also to improve overall health of the affected area, allowing you to get back on to your feet again. Although resting is usually the key to all healing, it is necessary to see a doctor to ensure treatment for any other problems that may not be obvious to you right away.
It is best for injured athletes to allow themselves time to heal. Some athletes need hours of re-training, exercise, check-ups with their physical therapist, and other remedies.
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