Portland Thorns forward Alex Morgan has been sidelined since the beginning of 2014 with an ankle injury. Morgan stated that her injury is lingering and is keeping her off the field for the longest time in her playing career.
According to Geoffrey Arnold of the Oregonian, Morgan suffered what was initially diagnosed as a sprained left ankle back in October while training.
Despite her injury she continued to play, causing the injury to regress into a stress reaction. "The longest injury I've been out for is my ACL," Morgan said after the Thorns training session Monday afternoon. "Now this is creeping up as one of the longest injuries I've ever been out for. It's really hard."
Ankle sprains can be irritating and debilitating. For help dealing with a sprain in your ankle, consider calling a podiatrist like Dr. Mark Weaver of Fort Myers. Dr. Weaver can determine how badly injured your foot is and help you decide what direction to go in in terms of treatment.
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
- 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.
- Wearing appropriate shoes
- Stretching before participating in physical activity
- Knowing your limitations
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