Rookie Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns suffered a high-ankle sprain during a recent practice. The team reports that the minor injury will take the defensive end out for at least two weeks until he heals. In most cases, high-ankle sprains take around three to four weeks to heal. Garrett was the top overall draft pick of 2017. His loss is unfortunate for both the team and the fans. Last season the Browns went an abysmal 1-15, and losing their top draft pick for any length of time is not a good way to start the season.
Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Dr. Christine Quinn of New Jersey. Our doctor 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 our office located in Basking Ridge, NJ, near Warren, Stirling, and Bedminster. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.Read more about Sports Related Foot And Ankle Injuries