Montana guard Will Cherry will be out during the first part of the season after breaking his foot during a pickup basketball game. The Grizzlies hope that their player will not be out for too long. “At this point we are not sure how long he will be out, but are hoping that he can return in late November,” said David Guffey, Montana associate athletic director.
Whether or not there is a team waiting for you, you are undoubtedly anxious to return to any sports or activities that injury has kept you from. If you think you have sustained a foot or ankle injury you should seek out care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Kevin Sunshein of Sunshein Podiatry Associates. Dr. Sunshein can diagnose any injuries you may have as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.
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. But with the right attitude and motivation, it is not hard to get back into sports after foot and ankle injuries.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Centerville, OH. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment services for all your podiatric needs.