UFC fighter Jon Jones is recovering from a dislocated toe he sustained following a knockout during the first-round of Chael Sonnen at UFC 159. Jones had his toe mended and sent a photo to his Twitter account declaring, “Got my big toe back intact.”
For Jones the hardest part during the healing process is rehab, as he tries not to do anything for weeks according to columnist Joseph Zucker. Zucker added that if Jones returned sooner than later, it would only do more damage to his toe.
If you are an athlete who has suffered a foot injury, consider seeking the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Alan Discont of Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC. Dr. Discont will be able to help speed up your rehabilitation process effectively, minimizing the risk of re-injuring the affected area.
Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes
Injured athletes are always looking for better, faster ways to aid their recovery and get back to the sport they love. To do this, podiatrists and physical therapists are often consulted so the injured athlete can get back onto the field as soon as possible. But rehabbing an injury is just as serious as the injury itself, and going through the motions of physical therapy or rehabilitation is a necessary process to keeping that injury at bay.
Sports Therapist or Physical Therapist?
If an athlete gets a foot injury, it is essential to receive foot rehabilitation to ensure proper healing. Sports therapists are more focused on athletic-related injuries than general physical therapists. It is important for an athlete to become healed properly because if they attempt to get back into their game before they are physically well, they could re-aggravate the original injury or even suffer a new one due to their weakened state.
Physical Therapy Gives Hope
Physical therapy helps to keep athletes as active as they are physically capable, which will get them ready to return to the field once their feet become healed. Physical therapy often gives hope to athletes. It is best to seek out rehabilitation as soon as possible so there are better chances for a full recovery, no matter how severe or minor the injury is.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our two offices which are located in Sun Lakes or Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.
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