The last thing you'd expect is the amazing winning streak our Seahawks have been having lately. But even with the ankle and other injuries plaguing Marshawn Lynch and then Thomas Rawls, we showed our muscle against the Browns yesterday winning handily, 13-30. Some might say that the Browns were easy pickings but it's still nice to known that we have players like Bryce Brown and Christine Michael that can fill in when needed.
With thoughts of the Seahawks in the playoffs, you may be thinking about your annual family touch football game. It's a great bonding experience and mostly a safe one, however, more than 25,000 people across the country end up with a serious ankle injury as a result of Christmas football games.
If this happens to someone in your family, the first thing to do is to apply the RICE protocol (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) along with taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication.
But don't stop there. Unfortunately twisted ankles can result in a more serious ankle problem.
According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeon, you should make an appointment with a Seattle podiatrist if you have the following:
- continued redness and swelling in other parts of the leg can be signs of a blood clot
- five to seven days have gone by and there is no improvement to the ankle
- putting weight on your foot is still painful
- swelling or bruising lasts more than two weeks
In addition, limit walking and sports activities for two weeks following the injury.
More information about ankle injuries:
Call us today at 206-368-7000 for an appointment, often same day. You can also request an appointment online.
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Seattle foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Rion Berg offers foot care for patients with bunions, heel pain, diabetes, fungal toenails, ingrown nails, and surgical solutions when needed to residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and other surrounding suburbs.