Dr Anthony Weinert, a Michigan foot specialist and recognized authority as well as leading expert on foot health and wellness practicing in both Warren and Troy, Michigan talks about the toll of foot injuries on competitive athletes.
Competitive athletes at any level from college to the pros can be sidelined for a few games, a season or even for the rest of their career due to a range of different types of foot sports injuries.
Athlete foot pain often goes untreated and undiagnosed as the athlete, and sometimes the coach, tries to dismiss the issue and treat the swelling and pain with ice, wrapping the foot or ankle and taking over-the-counter pain killers and anti-inflammatories.
When it comes to professional athletes, pain medications at the prescription level are often used by team doctors to allow a player experiencing foot pain injuries to get back out on the court, field or ice and continue to play even when the injury exists and is not being allowed to heal.
Prevalence of Foot Related Sports Injuries
All you have to do is turn on the sports news to see and hear about different foot sports injuries. This year alone basketball teams in Detroit as well as the University of Michigan are dealing with foot injuries to 2 key starters, Caris Levert and Derrick Walton, Jr that are going to be out for an unknown time due to lingering foot injuries and problems.
It doesn’t just impact basketball teams either. The Detroit Lions had to deal with foot or ankle injuries to Joseph Fauria, Corey Hilliard, New Lawson, Calvin Johnson and even a toe injury by Ezekiel Ansah this season.
The real issues with foot sports injuries go further than just missing a few games or costing the team the availability of top players. They can actually be career ending injuries if they are not allowed to completely heal and the athlete to complete the full rehabilitation required to build up the strength of the ankle and foot.
Often athletic foot pain becomes a reoccurring problem for athletes at all levels. Seeing a podiatrist that specializes in sports injuries and perhaps missing a game or even a season is the only way to ensure that this won’t be an ongoing issue throughout a career.
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