broken ankle3Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick may have avoided a season-ending knee injury like that of predecessor Geno Smith, having sustained a sprained MCL, according to an MRI. Cornerback Marcus Williams, however, sustained a high ankle sprain and the prognosis may not be as favorable for him and the Jets. Fitzpatrick sustained the injury when he was hit by Dolphins defensive tackle Jordan Phillips. He had to leave the game, replaced by Bryce Petty, but he returned for the next possession. Williams is expected to miss several games.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries need proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Dr. James Ricketti of New Jersey. Dr. Ricketti will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Sport 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, please contact one of our offices located in Hamilton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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