NBA Player on the Sidelines Due to Injuries

(Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Sport)At the beginning of March, Brooklyn Nets player Brook Lopez received surgery to help repair a torn tendon and tighten lateral ligaments in his left ankle. It has been confirmed by Brooklyn GM Billy King that Lopez suffered two ankle sprains, one in November and the other in December of the 2013 season.

The 2013 All-Star center was sidelined in the beginning of 2014 after undergoing two procedures on his right foot. The surgery will hopefully not cause a delay in Lopez’s return to the court. Lopez has also fractured his fifth metatarsal in his right foot, an injury that required immediate surgery to repair. Despite his injuries, he ranks No. 7 in the NBA in Player Efficiency Rating at the time of injury.

Anyone can suffer from an ankle sprain. If you sprained your ankle, see podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can treat your ankle sprain in addition to any other foot or ankle condition.

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
  • Knowing your limitations

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

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