Foot Surgery Has NBA Player in Need of Rehabilitation

foot rehabilitationBrook Lopez of the Nets sought reconstructive foot surgery last month. Specifically, Lopez went through multiple procedures on his foot to fix his fifth metatarsal. Lopez did not start rehab yet but believes the next step is to create special shoes and sneakers to make him able to walk normally. “They're trying to put more pressure on the inside of my foot,'' Lopez said. ""Essentially, what they did was lower the arch. It will be interesting to learn to walk differently for the first time. I'm going to be falling on my face more than I do already,'' said Lopez.

Any athlete who would like to be returning to sports should know that it is possible with the right treatment. If you sustained a foot or ankle injury, see podiatrists Dr. Jay G. Levine and Dr. Stephanie Maurais. Our podiatrists can help you get back into the game.  

Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries

Sprained ankles are a frustrating and painful ordeal many athletes go through. Recovery from a sprained ankle usually involves the RICE method. This includes:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

In addition, athletes should consider wearing an ankle brace in order to keep the ankle stabilized and alleviate any pain as it heals.

Stress fractures that occur in the foot and ankle come in two types. This includes stable and displaced. Stable stress fractures do not consist of any shifting in bone alignment while displaced stress fractures involve bone ends that do not line up.

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