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Giants’ cornerback Prince Amukamara hoped to return to the games soon after his preseason foot injury.  Amukamara sustained a high-ankle-sprain during the preseason and was unable to play in the game against the Dallas Cowboys in season opener.  “Of course, I really want to be back out there but this type of injury, the trainers are telling me it takes time, so I’m still taking it day by day” said Amukamara.  But now, after weeks of rehabilitation, Amukamara came back on to the field and helped the Giants win in their second match against the Cowboys, providing some much needed help against the speedy Dallas receivers, Dez Bryant and Miles Austin.

A foot injury like Amukamara’s does not always mean that you have to step away from the game for long. In fact, with modern rehabilitation techniques, rehabbing a foot injury like Amukamara’s is something that can be done quickly and effectively, minimizing your risk of re-aggravating the foot injury. If you are an athlete who has suffered a foot injury, consider seeking the care of a podiatrist, like Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry. Dr. Ladha will be able to help speed up your rehabilitation process effectively, minimizing the risk of re-injuring the affected area.

Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes

Injured athletes are always looking for better, faster ways to aid their recovery and get back to the sport they love. To do this, podiatrists and physical therapists are often consulted so the injured athlete can get back onto the field as soon as possible. But rehabbing an injury is just as serious as the injury itself, and going through the motions of physical therapy or rehabilitation is a necessary process to keeping that injury at bay.

Sports Therapist or Physical Therapist?

If an athlete gets a foot injury, it is essential to receive foot rehabilitation to ensure proper healing. Sports therapists are more focused on athletic-related injuries than general physical therapists. It is important for an athlete to become healed properly because if they attempt to get back into their game before they are physically well, they could re-aggravate the original injury or even suffer a new one due to their weakened state.

Physical Therapy Gives Hope

Physical therapy helps to keep athletes as active as they are physically capable, which will get them ready to return to the field once their feet become healed. Physical therapy often gives hope to athletes. However in cases where the injury is very serious, the athlete may never be able to return to the game; but this does not mean it is the end of the road, as there is always hope to get better. It is best to seek out rehabilitation as soon as possible so there are better chances for a full recovery, no matter how severe or minor the injury is.

Preventing injuries is one thing, but avoiding them all together is harder than it seems, and when one does occur, seek out medical attention right away from your local podiatrist and sports therapist.

If you have any questions, please contact our office located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.


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