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By Dr Quynh Lee
February 25, 2018
Category: Foot Tips
Tags: Olympics  

Have you been following the 23rd Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea? Are you impressed and enthralled by the skill and passion of the athletes in the games? Do you know that even the toughest and most well trained athletes in the world are plagued by foot issues?

 

Adam Rippon, a U.S. Figure Skater sprained his left ankle and fractured his fifth metatarsal bone in his foot just before the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. He was warming up his legs by jumping up and down and that is how the injury occured. It is very common after a serious ankle sprain that one can also fracture their fifth metatarsal bone due to the mechanism of injury. Rippon blames “not getting enough nutrients” for his injury. He went on to finish fourth at the 2018 U.S Nations and is now at the 2018 Winter Olympics!

 

Katie Ormerod, is a snowboarder from Great Britain who fractured her right heel during warm-ups before the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics during a training session in Seoul. On her Facebook page, she states she broke her heel bone in two places and required surgery. She recently updated her fans that she needs additional surgeries because she almost had an open fracture due to the bone nearly piercing her skin and as a result, the skin on her heel is necrotic. Healing from this type of injury can take several months with cast immobilization after the surgery and with gradual rehabilitation.

 

American ice dancer, Madison Chock has been dealing with a chronic foot issue “all season” that most recently flared up right before her and her partner took the ice in their first Olympic routine. She explained to the press that she has an osteochondral lesion in her foot- “there’s a loose bone fragment that’s in the joint that just is being held by cartilage right now,” she said. She later said she was going to ice extra and do physical therapy.

 

As you can see, sports and exercise is great for you but can be extremely demanding on a competitive level. Remember to always wear proper shoe gear (even sport appropriate shoe gear!) and to warm up. If you feel you or a loved one may have a sports related injury and would like an examination please give us a call so that we may make you an appointment!

 

Enjoy the rest of the 2018 Winter Olympics!!

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