Just short of the upcoming World Cup, soccer star Neymar of Barcelona has announced that he has suffered a minor foot injury after his first season in Spain. Despite his injury, the Selecao forward presses that it is nothing to overly worry about.
Neymar told reporters at Globo TV: “It’s swollen because it’s not returned to what it was, but the foot is fine. Physically I’m 100%. It was a year of learning.” Neymar’s fitness has been of concern since January. Despite Neymar’s this, Barcelona managed finished second to Atletico Madrid in La Liga.
A sports related foot or ankle injury can become troublesome if left untreated, especially for athletes. If you have sustained an injured foot or ankle, consult with podiatrist Dr. Jeff Wachtel, D.P.M., of Wachtel Family Foot Care. Dr. Wachtel can properly provide you with the foot and ankle treatment you need.
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 feel free to contact our office, located in Lansdale, PA. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.
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