As any soccer fan would know, this time of the year every four years is a very exciting time. Final rosters for the World Cup are being announced and fans are getting ready! This years rendition is taking place in Russia and we will all be lucky enough to watch one of the best players in the world in action after a recent injury scare. Neymar, of the Brazilian national team just a few months ago fractured his foot which put his World Cup dreams in doubt. Although no official records were release it is widely believed that he fractured his 5th metatarsal.
Fifth metatarsal fractures are a very common injury among athletes, and a difficult injury to overcome. Due to the location of many of these fractures healing can be delayed due to a poor blood supply to the area. Combine that with a muscle attachment that actually pulls the fracture apart with every step, and you have a recipe for disaster. Because of this, it is absolutely imperative to seek medical attention if you injure your foot. Without proper treatment, delayed or no healing may take place, severely hampering your life long term. At Healthy Feet Podiatry our in office digital x-rays offer an immediate diagnosis, allowing our highly trained doctors to deal with any fracture of the foot or ankle and get you on a customized treatment plan to get you back to full health fast!
Even if you are not in a rush to get back for the most watched sporting event on earth, your well being is just as important to us! Give us a call at Healthy Feet Podiatry for your same day consultation with any of your foot or ankle needs!