Sophomore Sustains Injury During Basketball Game

foot and ankle injuriesBrandon Ashley injured his foot as a result of landing awkwardly in the first half of Arizona’s game against California. It was only moments before his team took notice, with a final confirmation coming the night after when they would learn that Arizona’s third highest scorers’ season was over.

 Arizona coach Sean Miller had this to say, “Brandon Ashley suffered a foot injury that will end his season, [but] this…will ultimately make Brandon and our team stronger moving forward.”

A sports related foot or ankle injury is difficult to contend with.If you’ve suffered a foot or ankle injury as a result of a sports injury, see podiatrist Dr. Bryant Tarr of Sudbury & Westford Podiatry. Dr. Tarr can treat your foot or ankle injury.

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, please feel free to contact one of our offices in Sudbury and Westford, MA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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