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foot rehabilitationJake Locker, the quarterback for the Tennessee Titans, is recovering smoothly from a Lisfranc injury suffered last November.  Locker claims that rehabilitation from his surgery is ahead of schedule, and Coach Ken Whisenhunt is optimistic that Locker might be able to start practicing with the team as early as May.

“We’ve been able to do some things the last couple of weeks that we didn’t think we’d be able to this quick, and hopefully, we’ll be able to continue that kind of trend,” Locker said. “It could be even earlier than what we think.”

While eager to put Locker back on the field, Coach Whisenhunt understands the importance of caution in the rehabilitation process.  “Jake is a guy who is going to work hard and push it, which is an important part of rehab, but there’s a fine line and we just have to make sure we’re conservative on that,” Whisenhunt said.

If you or anyone you know requires rehabilitation from a recent injury, consult a podiatrist Dr. Alan J. Discont of Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC. Dr. Discont willadvise you on how best to proceed with your recovery and prevent further damage.

Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes

Injured athletes are always looking for ways to speed up their recoveries and return to the field. Podiatrists and physical therapists are often consulted to help with the rehabilitation process, ensuring that the athlete work through the injury in a safe, smart way that won’t cause additional harm. Rehabilitation often requires a lot of discipline and hard work, but is necessary to heal the injury and prevent it from coming back.

Physical Therapy Gives Hope

Physical therapy helps keep athletes as active as they can be without putting excessive stress on the injury, which prepares them to return to the field once they become healed. Physical therapy often gives athletes hope.  However, in cases of serious injury the athlete may never be able to return to the game.  Still, this does not mean it is the end of the road because there is always hope to get better. It is best to seek out rehabilitation as soon as possible to enhance the likelihood for a full recovery.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office in Chandler, AZ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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UFC Fighter Jon JonesUFC 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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