Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Foot contusion from soccer

A recreational soccer player came to me showing off his bruised left foot 2 weeks ago. He told me he was kicked by an opponent and had difficulty sprinting fully although he was a forward.

I examined him and found that he only had slight difficulty toeing-off while running and was able to do resisted ankle dorsiflexion. Besides the RICE treatment, he was given an anti-inflammatory gel e.g. Reparil and 5 days of Cox-2 selective NSAIDS as he has previous history of gastric pain. He was advised him to avoid full sprints and jumps for the next week. If he was to play, he needs to tape his ankle and foot to avoid the full plantarflexion (to allow pain-free range of motion). I expect him to be better within 1 to 2 weeks.

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