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College Football Star Misses Out On Practice Season due to Foot Surgery

Description: David Gilbert, Donnell KirkwoodWisconsin’s defensive end’s David Gilbert received foot surgery on Friday in regards to several foot problems he has been enduring since the 2011 season.  Gilbert, who broke his foot twice in games prior to the season’s opening one; required surgery that will restore damage in the ligament of his right foot. This procedure will enable Gilbert to be out for the entire spring practice. However, there is still the hope that he can return for summer training. “As soon as I feel like I can come off the ball and stop a 300-pound lineman, or take on a double team-that’s when (I’ll return)” Gilbert commented.

It is important to carefully consider all treatment options before choosing a surgical treatment. If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain and are considering surgery, you should seeachiropodist like Marz Hardy of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics who understands how crucial foot surgery is before making adjustments and getting back into the game. With Marz Hardy’s help, your injury can be evaluated properly and the right treatment options can be provided for you.

When is Foot Surgery Needed?

Foot surgery is usually required in events where regular therapy has proven to be ineffective. Surgeons often use foot surgery as a last resort because of its invasive nature. In many cases physical therapy, medication, rest, exercise, and casts can help to heal a foot injury.

However, sometimes you may need to have surgery done without ever having an injury. Foot surgery can correct a birth defect or deformity or be used for reconstructive purposes. Foot surgery is designed to improve the quality of your feet and to help you return to your daily life.

In extreme cases where the foot cannot be saved, or is beyond repair and is hinders the health of nearby parts of the body, amputation may be a necessary. However the main goal is to save the feet, making such options a last resort.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, which is located in Toronto, ON. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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