Jose Reyes Likely to Miss Future Games and Practices with Severe Ankle Sprain

Blue Jays baseball player Jose Reyes will be sitting out on three months due to a major ankle sprain that he endured in his left foot.

According to Scott MacArthur of TSN Radio 1050, this could possibly be a worst-case scenario of the given timetable. At this time, a fracture has been ruled out, and Reyes is currently dealing with what is being called “severe sprain.” According to Editor D.J. Short, Reyes will undergo another MRI once the swelling goes down.   

Athletes can miss important games as a result of ankle sprains as in the case of Jose Reyes. Ankle sprains should always be treated no matter what. If you have sprained your ankle, seek the aid of a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. to ensure the injury is properly evaluated and appropriate treatment options are given.

How Do Ankle Sprains Happen?

Sprain injuries take place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are various ways that the ankle can become injured. In fact even the simple act of walking could cause a sprain. Ankle damage can occur by losing footing or walking on uneven terrain.

What are the Symptoms?

· Mild to moderate bruising
· Limited mobility
· Swelling
· Skin discoloration

How Can I Care for my Ankle at Home?

Self-care for ankle sprains includes propping the ankle up and keeping it elevated, applying ice packs as needed, and remaining off your feet. Some may also find that wrapping the ankle with an ACE bandage and taking over-the-counter pain relievers helps. One of the most important things is avoiding further stress to the affected area.

Preventing Sprains

· Wearing appropriate shoes
· Stretching before participating in physical activity

Sprain Treatment

Treatment of a sprain depends on its severity.  Many times people are told to rest and remain off their feet while others are given an air cast, which allows you to walk while stabilizing the ankle.  However surgery may be required in more severe cases

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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