louis nixLouis Nix III at 6’2”, 331-pounds nose tackle for Notre Dame has dropped far in his NFL prospects, but not as far as predicted. The trouble started when he felt some minor knee pain during the recent BCS National Championship, which lingered and worsened through 2013. He was diagnosed after that with tendonitis and a torn meniscus.

The surgery that was required to fix the problem which put Nix out of his season. In an effort to come back from the injury, he received cutting-edge platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and further surgery. The injections were proposed in an effort to help him prepare for the workouts he would be facing coming back in and trying to get ready for the NFL Draft. Thankfully, Nix seems to be recovering well due to his extensive surgery and injections. He is ranked 22nd overall on the Bleacher Report.

Returning to sports is not impossible. If you sustained a foot or ankle injury and have been out on the sidelines as a result, see podiatrist Dr. Jill Hagen of New Jersey. Dr. Hagen can help you get back into the game.  

Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries

Sprained ankles are a frustrating and painful ordeal many athletes go through. Recovery from a sprained ankle usually involves the RICE method. This includes:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

In addition, athletes should consider wearing an ankle brace in order to keep the ankle stabilized and alleviate any pain as it heals.

Stress fractures that occur in the foot and ankle come in two types. This includes stable and displaced. Stable stress fractures do not consist of any shifting in bone alignment while displaced stress fractures involve bone ends that do not line up.

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