19 year old NBA up and comer Julius Randle took measures to address rumors of needing foot surgery. “My foot is fine,” Randle asserted. “Everybody has their opinion on what they should do. But I’m pain-free. No pain before, during, or after. I’m fine.”
The worries shared by some NBA fans and analysts involve Randle having a screw inserted in his foot after he broke it last year to help it recover. Some say that the screw will eventually need to be replaced, although Randle himself seems intent on avoiding surgery.
Getting back into sports can be a hard thing to do after you’ve suffered a serious foot or ankle injury. If you are injured, see podiatrist Dr. Zahid Ladha of Foot First Podiatry. Dr. Ladha will treat your foot and ankle injuries.
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.
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