Gus Edwards of the Miami Hurricanes will reportedly be missing the 2015 season due to a foot injury. The projected starting running back was injured during an August 22nd scrimmage and has been wearing a walking boot. Al Golden, coach of the Hurricanes, had originally expected for Edwards to miss a much smaller amount of time; Edwards’s injury, however, is much worse than originally thought. “He set a high standard and did a great job leading and being unselfish,” Golden shared in a statement. “We are tremendously disappointed for him, but we will be right there with him on the road to recovery and anxiously await his return.”
A sports related foot or ankle injury can become troublesome if left untreated, especially for athletes. If you have sustained an injured foot or ankle, consult with podiatrist Dr. Zahid Ladha of Foot First Podiatry. Dr. Ladha can properly provide you with the foot and ankle treatment you 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 feel free to contact our office, located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all of your foot ankle injuries.
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