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Considered by many to be the best gymnast of all time, Japan’s Kohei Uchimura’s remarkable reign as world all-around champion ended abruptly earlier this month at the 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships due to an ankle injury. Uchimura was later diagnosed with torn ligaments in his left ankle. Gymnasts' feet and ankles take an awful lot of abuse, which can lead to sudden traumatic injuries such as sprains, torn ligaments, ruptured tendons, and broken feet, ankles and toes,” said foot and ankle surgeon Thomas Elardo, DPM, a private practitioner in Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Elardo is himself a former competitive gymnast and is very familiar with the wide array of injuries that can afflict gymnasts’ feet.
 
Dr. Thomas Elardo
 
 
“An ankle injury occurs when the ankle joint is twisted too far out of its normal position. The type of injury is determined by the kind of tissue – bone, ligament, or tendon – that’s damaged. Uchimura’s injury was to the ligaments, the strong elastic bands of connective tissue that keep the bones in place and allow for normal ankle motion. “If after an injury any of the following are experienced: pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness to the touch, or inability to bear weight on the injured joint; a podiatrist should be seen immediately,” Dr. Elardo stressed.
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.  
 
Brought to by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 
 

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Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

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