Travis Snider has revealed that during the Pittsburgh Pirates’ most recent season, he was playing with an untreated toe injury. At first the outfielder suspected a strained ligament; however his injury is more severe than expected.
“It was something that was diagnosed in 2012. I thought, and the doctors thought, it was a case of turf toe,” Snider said. He ended up having a procedure done to remove bone spurs and the sesamoid bones from his left foot after the season was over. “After Christmas I'll be at eight weeks (post surgery) and hopefully get clearance to start progressing with some physical activity,” the outfielder stated optimistically.
Foot therapy is often the next logical step for people to take after they’ve had surgery. A podiatrist like Dr. Charles Chapel of Chapel Podiatry will provide solutions and available options in determining what type of physical therapy is suitable for you.
Most common injuries
People who are constantly on their feet are prone to a variety of injuries. It’s important to take part in physical therapy in order to get back on the right track.
What to do when injured
Physical Therapy – This specialized treatment will focus on the affected area, speeding up recovery and the overall healing process. This is important for those wanting to get back into the game quickly. It is a proven method that has helped millions of people return from any injury.
During physical therapy you will undergo regimented training to get back into full form. Training is often very difficult, especially at first when the foot feels weak. These are some steps physical therapy often involves:
- Basic stretching & twisting exercises – getting the feet’s mobility and flexibility up.
- Massaging – the therapist will massage the injured area in order to activate the muscles and relax them.
- Strengthening Exercises – this allows the muscles in the affected area to regain their full strength, a vital step towards full recovery.
With the advancements in technology and greater knowledge of how muscles and joints work, physical therapists can turn things around dramatically.
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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