Alan Knott of South Carolina will be out for several weeks due to a high ankle sprain. The starting center, who has started 11 games in the middle of the offensive line, suffered the injury during the first half of September 19th’s loss against Georgia. Freshman Zack Bailey will replace Knott’s place in the starting lineup. Coach Steve Spurrier shared, “We’ve had a few injuries. I don’t know if we’ve had a whole bunch. We just haven’t ever played extremely well, and we have to try to play better.”
A sports related foot or ankle injury can become troublesome if left untreated, especially for athletes. If you have sustained an injured foot or ankle, consult with Dr. Alan Discont, D.P.M. of Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Discont can properly provide you with the foot and ankle treatment you need.
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 our office in Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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