18 Mar Quarterback May Have Ended Career Due to Injuries
Internet phenomenon Jared Lorenzen made a return to the spotlight when it would be announced that he would be undergoing an upcoming surgery on his knee and ankle. The former Kentucky River Monster quarterback, who stands at a towering 6’4, 320 lbs, served as Eli Manning’s backup with the New York Giants during the 2007 Super Bowl.
The athlete once said he would play football till he could no longer play. Now that he currently contends with broken leg and torn ankle ligaments, it seems as if that moment has come much shorter than expected.
Even though it is tempting to push through pain, no one should be playing sports with a foot injury. If you sustained a foot or ankle injury visit podiatrist Dr. Donald C. Stran of Texas as soon as possible. Dr. Stran can treat your foot and ankle injuries.
Playing Sports with Foot Injuries
Many types of foot injuries affect athletes over the course of their athletic career. Despite their setbacks, many of these athletes will continue to play with mild foot injuries and attempt to ‘push’ through the pain. In order to be able to prevent injuries, it is important to stretch before any activity, wear proper footwear and replace shoes as needed. Some of the foot injuries athletes are at risk for include:
- Turf toe- upward bending of the big toe outside normal range of motion
- Stress Fractures
- Overpronation- excessive foot movement during gait
- Plantar Fasciitis- swollen ligament in the foot’s base
There are many types of treatments that are necessary to keep the injury from becoming more serious. Ice is often used to reduce swelling and inflammation while applying a compression bandage can help reduce pain and stress on the foot. For more serious injuries it is recommended to consult with a podiatrist or orthopedic specialist as fractures and other serious conditions may require surgery.
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.