Baseball player Ben Revere sustained a fracture to his right foot shortly after joining his team, the Phillies, back in July of 2013. To help speed the healing process, Revere has his foot being held up by pins. Unfortunately, Revere still contends with pain in his injured foot, saying that his feet feel ‘like nails’.
"Everybody says the first time you get traded to a new team, you feel like a rookie again," Revere said. "It's true. Now I feel a lot more comfortable. I know what I've got to do. I know how everything is over here in the organization." Revere first and foremost hopes his injury will temporary as he wants to be in the game as soon as possible.
Suffering a sports related foot or ankle injury is no fun.If you are an athlete and sustained podiatric injury, see podiatrist Dr. Brian Tedesco of Complete Foot & Ankle Care. Dr. Tedesco can treat your injuries with the care they need.
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.
If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Reading, MA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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