Monday, 02 November 2015 00:00

Detroit Lions Welcomes Back Alex Carter After Ankle Sprain

foot-ankle-injuriesAlex Carter of the Detroit Lions recently partook in his first practice since having sprained his ankle. The rookie cornerback was sidelined for all of training camp due to the injury. Carter only participated in individual drills. “I’m doing as much as I can do right now,” he stated. “We’re still working on the progression, getting back. But this week will be a good week for me.” Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell shared that he is not rushing Carter’s return: “He’s missed so much, it’s going to take him a little bit to catch up.”

Getting back into sports after injuring a foot or ankle can be very difficult for both the body and mind. See Dr. Moshe Hillel of Advanced Footcare NY. Our doctorwill attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries

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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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