Podiatrist in San Leandro, CA
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Taylor MartinezThe speculation about Taylor Martinez’s foot injury can finally end, as his father has revealed that a torn plantar plate was the reason the senior quarterback’s final season was cut short. Martinez hurt himself in the fall and was only able to play during one of the Huskers’ Big Ten games.

Fans knew little about the injury until now. Casey, Martinez’s father, made the details public in order to give his son the opportunity to start over fresh on Nebraska’s pro day this spring.

If you are an athlete and spend a lot of time on your feet, it’s likely that at some point you might incur a sports related foot or ankle injury. To get your hurt foot checked out, visit podiatrist Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein will offer a professional medical opinion and advise you on how to avoid injuries while playing sports in the future.

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, feel free to call one of our offices in San Leandro, CA, Pleasonton, CA, or Los Gatos, CA. We offer the best in diagnostic and treatment technology for any complication you might have.

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