Epiphanny Prince, a former Rutgers Women’s basketball player, was injured in a game with her team the Chicago Sky. She suffered a fractured right foot, which will need surgery. The injury occurred in a game against the Indiana Fever. But now, less than two months later, Prince is back on the court and has rebounded nicely from her injury, putting up 30 points in a recent win over the Liberty, according to ESPN.
Fortunately for Prince and her team Chicago Sky, her broken foot was able to heal in a timely manner and allow her to get back into a productive season. If you have experienced an injury like Prince’s, it is highly recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist, like Dr. Bruce Theall of Gentle Touch Foot Care. Dr. Theall can accurately diagnose your injury to determine if you have sustained an injury such as Prince’s, as well as provide you with treatment options to help you get back on your feet as she was able to.
Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes
Injured athletes are always looking for better, faster ways to aid their recovery and get back to the sport they love. To do this, podiatrists and physical therapists are often consulted so the injured athlete can get back onto the field as soon as possible. But rehabbing an injury is just as serious as the injury itself, and going through the motions of physical therapy or rehabilitation is a necessary process to keeping that injury at bay.
Sports Therapist or Physical Therapist?
If an athlete gets a foot injury, it is essential to receive foot rehabilitation to ensure proper healing. Sports therapists are more focused on athletic-related injuries than general physical therapists. It is important for an athlete to become healed properly because if they attempt to get back into their game before they are physically well, they could re-aggravate the original injury or even suffer a new one due to their weakened state.
Physical Therapy Gives Hope
Physical therapy helps to keep athletes as active as they are physically capable, which will get them ready to return to the field once their feet become healed. Physical therapy often gives hope to athletes. However in cases where the injury is very serious, the athlete may never be able to return to the game; but this does not mean it is the end of the road, as there is always hope to get better. It is best to seek out rehabilitation as soon as possible so there are better chances for a full recovery, no matter how severe or minor the injury is.
Preventing injuries is one thing, but avoiding them all together is harder than it seems, and when one does occur, seek out medical attention right away from your local podiatrist and sports therapist.
If you have any questions, 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.
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