Mike Dunleavy, basketball player for the Chicago Bulls injured his right ankle when he jammed it in the second half during a New Years Day win over the Denver Nuggets. Even though Dunleavy wanted to jump back into the game, his ankle injury was too severe to do so. Nearly two weeks later, Mike was still unable to run without pain and was unsure of when he would get back into the game. Seven games later and Dunleavy still could not play. Not only is Dunleavy still in pain, but the Chicago Bulls are now struggling too.
At Family Foot and Ankle Specialists we are experts in athletic foot care. Our doctors are athletes themselves and can understand your sport injuries. They are skilled to handle all areas of sports medicine. We know a speedy recovery is important and our doctors will make sure you have one.
Some conservative treatments is to apply ice to reduce the swelling and rest. However, if the injury is more serious it may require surgery to repair the ligaments. At our office, we will exam your ankle by doing X-rays to determine if your ankle is sprained or broken.
Whether your playing a basketball game at night on the weekend or hurt your ankle while your running during the day, our doctors are on call to make sure you get immediate care!