Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger sprained his right ankle in a game against the Detroit Tigers. The rookie first baseman and outfielder sustained the injury while going for a catch. Fortunately, the sprain is said to only be a mild one. He will be removed from the lineup until he heals, which should not be long. Bellinger described the injury as being slightly swollen, but said he is otherwise feeling well. He is considered to be one of the Dodgers’ best players and has the potential to win the National League’s Rookie of the Year award.
Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Dr. Michael E. Newman, DPM of Pennsylvania. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
Sports 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 feel free to contact one of our offices located in Plymouth Meeting and Ambler, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.Read more about Sports Related Foot And Ankle Injuries