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By Dr. Evan A. Vieira, DPM, AACFAS
This past weekend we saw Peyton Manning break Brett Favre's career passing record against the Chiefs. The record-breaker came early in the game and became the only highlight worth noting. Manning had one of the worst games of his career completing 5 of 20 passes for 35 yards and 4 interceptions.
Foot and ankle injuries amongst football players is a common occurrence and during post game interviews Manning reported that he had been suffering from plantar fasciitis for the past few weeks. Plantar fasciitis is a common complaint of athletes of all ages including children and weekend warriors.
Manning has been undergoing treatment; however team physicians now believe a partial tear of his plantar fascia occurred during last week's game against the Colts. A plantar fascia tear can result after a fall from a height, car accident, quick pivot on a planted foot and in some cases spontaneously. Physicians and patients alike should be suspicious of a tear should their plantar fascia or heel pain dramatically increase or change during treatment. Diagnosis can be confirmed with an MRI and treatment includes immobilization, ice, physical therapy and even injections. In his post game press conference, Peyton indicated that after treatment he felt well enough to start, but the pain worsened throughout the game.
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Julian Edelman, a Patriot's receiver also suffered a foot injury during yesterday's game. He has what is known as a Jones Fracture. This is a fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal, and usually in cases of high-performance athletes requires immediate surgical intervention. Edelman will have surgery today. This usually consists of the placement of a stabilizing screw across the fracture site followed by 6 weeks in an immobilization boot.
Earlier this season Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys underwent the same procedure for the same type of injury and was out for 6 weeks. This is hopeful for Edelman as well.
Injuries can occur at any time and do not always reflect conditioning, shoe gear and playing conditions as evidenced by the high number of professionals sidelined each weekend. If you are in pain or think you may have injured yourself, don't wait! Get to a foot and ankle specialist and seek treatment as soon as possible. Nobody should have to be sidelined in their own lives and suffer from foot pain.
Don’t Get Stuck on the Sidelines:
See a Specialist First Before Getting Stuck in Line
at the Emergency Room
Well, the NFL season is underway and the injury list is extensive from weeks 1 and 2. We have seen many ankle injuries on players like Samuel Barrington, Jon Bostic, Eric Fisher, Tarvaris Jackson, Bobby Wagner and Randy Gregory and some toe injuries, such as Dannell Ellerbe, Tharold Simon and D’Qwell Jackson. On top of that there were over ten foot injuries, including Demetrius Harris, Tourek Williams, Omar Bolden, Dez Bryant and Daniel Fells and even a few Achilles tendon tears and pulls. If you or your child plan on being active this Fall, whether it’s football, running or soccer, it is important that you know where to go should an injury occur.
Why go to Advanced Podiatry of Huntington?
At Advanced Podiatry of Huntington, we have all of the latest diagnostic technology to diagnose your break, fracture, muscle tear, or sprain. From digital X-rays and ultrasounds, we can provide you with results much faster than going to the ER in Huntington, Long Island. Also, we can provide you with top of the line casting, bracing and wrapping treatments that will get you on the road to recovery immediately. Don’t waste your time going to the ER, only to be referred to a foot and ankle specialist on Long Island for follow-up and treatment. Let us save you valuable time and money, by giving us a call today. We offer same day appointments for emergencies and have late night and weekend hours available for your convenience.
Don’t get stuck waiting in line at the emergency room! Keep us in mind for all of your sports related injuries and let us help you or your loved one get off the bench and back in the game!