Boxer Fights With Blisters on Feet

sports injuriesBoxer Timothy Bradley, claims his last bout with Manny Pacquaio was a loss due to painful blisters Bradley had developed on his feet. Bradley claims that his performance was hampered by his decision to refrain from wearing socks in the ring. Angry with his protégé’s excuse, Bradley’s trainer Freddie Roach issued a profanity-laced statement about how the condition of his feet shouldn’t affect his performance in a fight. Fortunately, the two boxers will face each other in a rematch soon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Hopefully without any exuses.

It is not recommended to play sports with a foot or ankle injury. If your foot or ankle is injured, see podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will treat your foot and ankle conditions.

Playing Sports with Foot Injuries

Many types of foot injuries affect athletes over the course of their athletic career. Despite their setbacks, many of these athletes will continue to play with mild foot injuries and attempt to ‘push’ through the pain. In order to be able to prevent injuries, it is important to stretch before any activity, wear proper footwear and replace shoes as needed. Some of the foot injuries athletes are at risk for include:

  • Turf toe- upward bending of the big toe outside normal range of motion
  • Stress Fractures
  • Overpronation- excessive foot movement during gait
  • Plantar Fasciitis- swollen ligament in the foot’s base
  • Strains

There are many types of treatments that are necessary to keep the injury from becoming more serious. Ice is often used to reduce swelling and inflammation while applying a compression bandage can help reduce pain and stress on the foot. For more serious injuries it is recommended to consult with a podiatrist or orthopedic specialist as fractures and other serious conditions may require surgery.

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