03 Feb Jackets Forward Returns After Foot Injury
Jason Morris, forward for the Georgia Tech Jackets, is finally back in basketball after the recovery time from an operation on his foot caused him to miss the first ten games. Morris played for four minutes during the Jackets’ match-up against Kennesaw State, and though it may not seem like much, it was enough for him just to be back.
“These last few years have been tough,” Morris said. “So just being out there alone is a start, now it’s time to contribute and step up.” The forward has suffered three foot injuries during his time as a jacket, the most recent one being a stress fracture.
It’s important to be cautious when getting back into sports after foot and ankle injuries. For this reason, it may be prudent to speak with a podiatrist like Dr. Donald C. Stran, DPM of Houston Foot and Ankle. Dr. Stran will aid you in making as smooth a transition back to your sport as possible.
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. But with the right attitude and motivation, it is not hard to get back into sports after foot and ankle injuries.
If you have any questions, contact one of our offices located in Friendswood, TX; Missouri City, TX; Bay City, TX; and Lake Jackson, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.