Edward Mujica of the Miami Marlins suffered an injury similar to Yankees’ starter Andy Pettitte when he was hit in the foot by a line drive, injuring his right pinky toe. Mujica will be out until the All-Star break ends, rehabbing his injured foot along the way.
Getting back into baseball after an injury like Mujica’s is something that podiatrists, like Dr. Bruce Theall at Gentle Touch Foot Care, can help you with. Their podiatric expertise will get you back on your feet and onto the field in no time.
While one of the most common injuries among athletes may be a sprained ankle, there are still many other types of injuries that plague athletes in any sport. But for less severe foot and ankle injuries, it is recommended by physical therapists and sports medicine doctors that athletes use the R.I.C.E. method to help alleviate pain and to speed up the healing process.
The acronym R.I.C.E. stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. These four steps help in the healing process, not only to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation, but also to improve overall health of the affected area, allowing you to get back on to your feet again. Although resting is usually the key to all healing, it is necessary to see a doctor to ensure treatment for any other problems that may not be obvious to you right away.
It is best for injured athletes to allow themselves time to heal. Some athletes need hours of re-training, exercise, check-ups with their physical therapist, and other remedies. But with the right attitude and motivation, it is not hard to get back into sports after foot and ankle injuries.
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