Carlton Rookie Kristian Jaksch is finally able to play with his new club although he sustained a foot injury that could have kept him off the field for entire 2015 season and even ruin his career. The Australian football player had a stress fracture that has been known to send players into early retirement. Luckily, after rounds of scans and professional visits, the fracture was not as damaged as originally believed. Jaksch stated, “I am 100 percent, which is a lot different compared to the initial prognosis where I was going to miss most of the year.” The 20-year-old defender holds a lot of potential to the club and will even have the chance to train into a forward.
Getting back into sports after injuring a foot or ankle can be very difficult for both the body and mind. See Dr. Charles Chapel of Chapel Podiatry. Dr. Chapel will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.
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.
If you have any questions, please contact our office in Spring Hill, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.