Alex Ovechkin, left winger for the Washington Capitals, is healing from a fractured left foot. The 27 year old NHL star incurred a hairline fracture after blocking a shot in a game against the New York Rangers.
“Foot is okay. Right now, I’m walking fine. I’m going to start playing tennis soon so I’m going to be in good shape,” Ovechkin said in a conference call from Moscow. Fortunately he is expected to be ready for training camp. “I know if I can feel it and maybe have some injection and I know I can play, I’m never gonna say I’m not gonna play. It’s not my style. if I can play, if I can hold my stick, if I can skate, of course I’m gonna play.” Ovechkin commented.
If you believe you suffered a broken foot, or sustained a foot or ankle injury; you should seek out a podiatrist such as Dr. Charles Chapel of Chapel Podiatry Dr. Chapel will diagnose any injuries you may have as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.
Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot ‘breaking’, or fracturing. Bones typically break when the bone is bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury.
Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:
· Blue (foot)
Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed. This is especially urgent if any of the symptoms include numbness, blue coloring, cold feet, cuts, misshapen toes or deformities as these indicate more severe cases.
Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated. Trying to keep the foot rested is important as the bones need plenty of time to heal and recover.
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