Qatar Event Out of the Question for Belarussian Tennis Player

Qatar Event Out of the Question for Belarussian Tennis Player

Victoria AzarenkaVictoria Azarenka Withdraws From Doha Due To Foot Injury

Victoria Azarenka, an athlete from the Republic of Belarus, had to make a withdrawal from the Qatar Total Open in Doha due to an ongoing foot injury. Azarenka, who has won this event in the last two years, disappointed many fans as a result of her absence.

To show her gratitude and sympathy, Azarenka released a statement of apology to her fans for this year’s absence. “I am sorry I can’t make it to Doha for the Qatar Total Open, but unfortunately I haven’t been able to recover on time from my ongoing foot injury,” Azarenka said. “I am thankful to all my fans in Doha and I look forward to coming back next year. I wish the best of luck to the tournament and hope that fans enjoy watching the other players that will be coming to that great event.”

A sports related foot or ankle injury can be painful and disappointing, but can happen to the best of us.If you’ve suffered a foot or ankle injury from athletic participation, come and see podiatrist Dr. Donald C. Stran of Houston Foot and Ankle.  Dr. Stran can treat your injury and work with you on the road to recovery.

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, contact one of our offices located in Friendswood, TX; Missouri City, TX; and Lake Jackson, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.


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