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Matt HarropTriathlete Matt Harrop didn’t expect to break his foot in the middle of the Kona Ironman competition, but when it happened, he didn’t let it stop him from finishing. Kona, which takes place in Hawaii, is known as one of the most grueling Ironman competitions in the world, and Harrop had been training all year for it. So when he fractured his foot he just swallowed the pain and pushed himself to finish. He came in 335th out close to 2000 other triathletes.

Foot rehabilitation can be difficult, especially if you’re an athlete who just wants to play again. If you are seeking help recovering from a sports injury, see a podiatrist like Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will identify your problem and get you the best treatment available to correct it.

Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes

Injured athletes are always looking for better, faster ways to aid their recovery and get back to the sport they love. To do this, podiatrists and physical therapists are often consulted so the injured athlete can get back onto the field as soon as possible. But rehabbing an injury is just as serious as the injury itself, and going through the motions of physical therapy or rehabilitation is a necessary process to keeping that injury at bay.

Sports Therapist or Physical Therapist?

If an athlete gets a foot injury, it is essential to receive foot rehabilitation to ensure proper healing. Sports therapists are more focused on athletic-related injuries than general physical therapists. It is important for an athlete to become healed properly because if they attempt to get back into their game before they are physically well, they could re-aggravate the original injury or even suffer a new one due to their weakened state.

Physical Therapy Gives Hope

Physical therapy helps to keep athletes as active as they are physically capable, which will get them ready to return to the field once their feet become healed. Physical therapy often gives hope to athletes. However in cases where the injury is very serious, the athlete may never be able to return to the game.

To learn more about Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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Trenton, MI 48183 -(734) 676-4664

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