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Long distance coach: Radcliffe is currently in Kenya advising Mo Farah and UK AthleticsPaula Radcliffe, last run was thought to be at the 2011 Berlin Marathon. Radcliffe continued to suffer a nagging, uncomfortable foot injury. But, believes running one last top-level marathon will help her persevere and just remain competitive—rather than trying to beat her world record.

Not only that, but it will allow her to make up for remaining on the sidelines of the 2012 London Olympics, but most importantly, let her end her career on a note of her choosing.

The runner has this to say about preparing and training for the Virgin Money London Marathon this April, “I will never say ‘retire’ because I am never going to finish running. I am still going to be getting out for a run and I don’t want to jeopardize that because it’s important.But I want to ask [my feet] to run one more marathon.”

If you are an athlete and want to know more about rehabilitation for foot and ankle injuries, consider contacting a podiatrist like Dr. Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot and Ankle. Dr. Crismali can teach you about the different rehabilitation options that are available and help you decide on one that’s right for you.

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.

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

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Jessica Ennis-HillTrack and fielder Jessica Ennis-Hill had to cancel her scheduled heptathlon in Tallinn because of an ankle injury. According to the UK Athletics, the athlete will continue to receive training, and treatments, instead of undergoing strenuous activity which can impact her ankle further.

There have been questions regarding whether Ennis-Hill will able to compete in the World Championships in Moscow. "I have been running and putting some force through the ankle but (coach) Toni (Minichiello) and I feel that doing a heptathlon is not the best option to achieving a full recovery, and day by day it is feeling much more free and comfortable. My job is to get her to Moscow in one piece, and in good shape, and that is my priority," said Ennis-Hill.  

If you are an athlete or are trying to get back into sports after suffering a foot injury you should seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot & Ankle. Dr. Crismali can assess your condition and provide you with the care needed for your feet.

Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries

While one of the most common injuries among athletes may be a sprained ankle, there are still many other types of injuries that plague athletes in any sport. But for less severe foot and ankle injuries, it is recommended by physical therapists and sports medicine doctors that athletes use the R.I.C.E. method to help alleviate pain and to speed up the healing process.

The acronym R.I.C.E. stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. These four steps help in the healing process, not only to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation, but also to improve overall health of the affected area, allowing you to get back on to your feet again. Although resting is usually the key to all healing, it is necessary to see a doctor to ensure treatment for any other problems that may not be obvious to you right away.

It is best for injured athletes to allow themselves time to heal. Some athletes need hours of re-training, exercise, check-ups with their physical therapist, and other remedies. But with the right attitude and motivation, it is not hard to get back into sports after foot and ankle injuries.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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