Kyle Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers had scored just 11 points on 3-for-13 shooting in the team’s game against the Chicago Bulls when it was revealed post game that he was playing on a strained right foot. Irving claimed to notice the injury in Game 2 of Cleveland’s first-round series against the Boston Celtics. He underwent tests shortly within the week. “I have been trying to get treatment since then,” Irving said. “I just have to stay ready to play. There are no excuses. And I have to play through it.”
Full recovery is much more difficult if one continues to play sports with a foot or ankle injury. If you would like assistance with an injury, see Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will assess your injury and provide you with a quality treatment plan.
Playing Sports with Foot Injuries
Many types of foot injuries affect athletes over the course of their athletic career. Despite their setbacks, many of these athletes will continue to play with mild foot injuries and attempt to ‘push’ through the pain. In order to be able to prevent injuries, it is important to stretch before any activity, wear proper footwear and replace shoes as needed. Some of the foot and ankle injuries athletes are at risk for include:
- Turf toe- upward bending of the big toe outside normal range of motion
- Stress Fractures
- Overpronation- excessive foot movement during gait
- Plantar Fasciitis- swollen ligament in the foot’s base
For more serious injuries it is recommended to consult with a podiatrist or orthopedic specialist as fractures and other serious conditions may require surgery.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.