During a regular floor routine, junior and gymnast Ally Riedel suffered a Lisfranc fracture in which her metatarsal bones were displaced from the tarsus. The tumbling pass, finishing with a double backflip in pike position was a normal move that she’d completed hundreds of times; however, this particular time the unexpected mishap came mid-flip. She found that her body counter-rotated with her momentum and twisted, not landing normally in a two-footed position.
Her coach from Cary Gymnastics helped her off the mat at the Fremd Gymnastics Sectional and a trainer examined and iced her foot. Yet, Riedel still made it to states. She had this to say, “I was so thrilled. Coming back from this injury, I wasn’t really expecting to make it to state.”
Getting back into a sport after a recent injury can be daunting—unless you have someone guiding you on the safest, healthiest path. It is recommended you speak with a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can offer expert advice and help you recover from your sports injury.
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:
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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