Julian Edelman was sidelined after reinjuring his right foot for a second time during preseason practice. Last season Edelman hoped to get his injury healed before the season was over but it did not happen unfortunately.
Still, Edelman remains optimistic that he can be able to attend the Patriots mini summer camp being held in mid-June. If he cannot recover however, Edelman may have to sit out for another season.
If you are an athlete or are trying to get back into sports after suffering a foot injury you should seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Charles Chapel of Chapel Podiatry. Dr. Chapel can assess your condition and provide you with the care needed for your feet.
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. But with the right attitude and motivation, it is not hard to get back into sports after foot and ankle injuries.
If you have any questions, please contact our office located in Spring Hill, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.
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