IT’S FOOTBALL SEASON!!!!!! Although the 2014 preseason is underway and we’re all getting anxious to watch our favorite starters play, we need them to be in tip-top shape and injury free for regular season!
Football players are among the most common athletes to sustain a Lisfranc Injury. The Lisfranc joint is the point at which the metatarsal bones (long bones that lead to the toes) and the tarsal bones (bones in the arch of the foot) connect. There are three types of Lisfranc injuries: sprains, fractures, and dislocations. These injuries are not only commonly seen in football players, but also in automobile accidents and when the foot catches on a stirrup while falling from a horse.
Lisfranc injuries can sometimes be mistaken for ankle sprains due to the location, making the diagnostic process very important. X-rays and possibly an MRI may be necessary to fully evaluate the extent of the injury. Click here or call our office at 615-452-8899 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Mendoza to determine if immobilization, anti-inflammatories, icing, or even surgery is the best treatment option for you!