Dolvett Quince, best known for being a trainer on “The Biggest Loser” recently sustained a foot injury that has caused him to start wearing a protective boot. Despite the foot injury, Quince won't let anything stop him and will be competing in a new reality show, “Stars Earn Stripes,” which has military themed challenges.
Returning to physical activity after an injury, like Quince’s, can be facilitated with the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Bruce Theall of Gentle Touch Foot Care. Dr. Theall can provide you with a consultation to determine what type of foot injury you might have, and recommend the appropriate treatment options to get you back on track.
Most common injuries
People who are constantly on their feet are prone to a variety of injuries. Whether it is a turf toe injury, or damaging fracture, or ankle sprains these can be very frustrating. Therefore, it is important to take part in physical therapy in order to get back on the right track quickly.
What to do when injured
Physical Therapy – This specialized treatment will focus on the affected area, speeding up recovery and the overall healing process. This is important for those wanting to get back into the game quickly. It is a proven method that has helped millions of people return from any injury.
During physical therapy, you will undergo regimented training to get back into full form. Training is often very difficult, even at first when the foot feels awkward. These are some steps physical therapy often involves:
- Basic stretching & twisting exercises – getting the feet’s mobility and flexibility up.
- Massaging – the therapist will massage the injured area in order to activate the muscles and relax them.
- Strengthening Exercises – this allows the muscles in the affected area to regain their full strength, a vital step towards full recovery.
With the advancements in technology and greater knowledge of how muscles and joints work, physical therapists can turn things around dramatically.
If you have any questions, visit our video library or please feel free to contact our office located in East Orange, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.