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By Dr.Sam Adegboyega
April 24, 2014
Category: Ankle Pain

Giants quarterback Eli Manning suffered a high left ankle sprain in the final season in 2013. He successfully went through recovery and rehab but still experienced discomfort. The choice was made to perform Arthroscopic surgery to have the ankle cleaned out.

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive alternative to standard open surgical techniques and now one of the most commonly performed ankle surgical procedures. Minimally invasive surgeries result in less postoperative swelling than open techniques and reduce pain, risk of complications, and recovery times. Many injuries, particularly those that at one time would have been career ending for athletes, can now be addressed with arthroscopy allowing a quicker return to full function. The ankle joint is a commonly injured joint in sports. Pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty walking on the affected foot or ankle are the common symptoms that should be evaluated.

A podiatrist will carefully examine your feet and ankles and take a complete medical history. He will order tests, including an X-ray, ultrasound, or MRI, to determine the extent of your problems. Contact Dr.Theall or Dr.Adegboyega at Gentle touch Foot care for an examination today at 973 673-3668.