taylor-martinezThe mystery foot injury Taylor Martinez received at the end of his senior year has finally been revealed as a torn plantar plate in one of the toes on his left feet. This information comes three weeks after the end of Martinez’s final college season, in which he was only able to play one Big Ten game.

Fans knew that the Huskers quarterback had somehow hurt himself in early autumn, but until now they had been kept in the dark about the true nature of the injury. Martinez’s father Casey came forward with the details in order to clear the air and allow Taylor to get ready for his attempt to enter the NFL.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries are common among both amateur and professional athletes. If you play sports and believe you have hurt your foot or ankle, consider seeing podiatrist Dr. James C. Ricketti of Hamilton. Dr. Ricketti will examine the afflicted area and help you determine the cause of your discomfort.

Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office in Hamilton, NJ. We offer all the newest in diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle conditions.

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