Basketball point guard Seth Allen of Maryland, had to wait about two months to get back to play, after breaking his foot in the beginning of the season. “It made me nervous,” Allen said. “I felt like there were big expectations. When they started cheering, I was like, ‘Whoa.’ But I played it off.”
Allen made a strong return, as he scored 15 points off the bench, three shy of the team high. Allen had fallen to the ground landing awkwardly during practice cracking his fifth metatarsal in his left foot, just 10 days of the season opener.
But, eight weeks passed by and a follow-up visit to the doctors confirmed that his bone had healed. “He’s cleared,” was the only message Coach Mark Turgeon needed to hear.
A broken foot can wreak havoc on your team and overall athletic performance. However, a broken foot can be managed and taken care of by a podiatrist like Dr. Jeff Wachtel of Wachtel Family Foot Care. Dr. Watchel can examine your broken foot, evaluate the severity of your injury, and provide the appropriate treatment options and care.
Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot ‘breaking’, or fracturing. Bones typically break when the bone is bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury.
Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:
- Blue (foot)
Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed. This is especially urgent if any of the symptoms include numbness, blue coloring, cold feet, cuts, misshapen toes or deformities as these indicate more severe cases.
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