Julio Jones Ready to Return after a Broken Foot
After breaking his foot in a loss to the New York Jets last season, Atlanta Falcons player Julio Jones has shared that his right foot has fully recovered from surgery last October. The receiver also reported that he will be 100 percent ready for the season opener, where the Atlanta Falcons will host New Orleans. Jones showcased his regained speed at the end of one Falcons practice when he ran past cornerback Desmond Trufant to catch a 40-yard pass from quarterback Matt Ryan. While Jones is still unsure if the Falcons will allow him to participate in preseason games next month, the athlete’s main concern is ensuring he has no setbacks.
Getting back into sports after sustaining an injury requires time and patience. If you have experienced a foot or ankle injury and are looking to recommence activity, first consult with Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can help you determine when you will be back on your feet and ready to play.
Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries
While one of the most common injuries among athletes may be a sprained ankle, there are still many other types of injuries that plague athletes in any sport. But for less severe foot and ankle injuries, it is recommended by physical therapists and sports medicine doctors that athletes use the R.I.C.E. method to help alleviate pain and to speed up the healing process.
The acronym R.I.C.E. stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. These four steps help in the healing process, not only to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation, but also to improve overall health of the affected area, allowing you to get back on to your feet again. Although resting is usually the key to all healing, it is necessary to see a doctor to ensure treatment for any other problems that may not be obvious to you right away.
It is best for injured athletes to allow themselves time to heal. Some athletes need hours of re-training, exercise, check-ups with their physical therapist, and other remedies.
If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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