Tuesday, 05 December 2017

Giants Cornerback Might Need Surgery on His Ankle

New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins may need surgery on a recent left ankle injury he sustained during the Giants and Washington Redskins game. Jenkins managed to make an interception and return it for a touchdown, but injured his ankle during the play. The surgery is expected to end his season due to the expected length of the recovery. Jenkins had been playing throughout the season with a “debilitating ankle injury,” but it seems that it just became too bad. The Giants already have a number of players who have suffered season-ending ankle injuries, including star wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Dr. G. Javier Cavazos of R.G.V. Footcare, P.A. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

Sports related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

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

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