The Miami Heat are playing the Charlotte Bobcats in the first round of the NBA finals. AL Jefferson, center/power foward is expected to play an inportant role for the Bobcats.In the first quarter,Jefferson ,strains the plantar fascia and has a noticible limp.He is no longer as effective as he was prior to the injury.He is brought into the locker room by the training staff.   QUESTION: What would you do to keep him on the floor and prevent causing addition injury?

                                                                                                                    Jay Lieberman D.P.M. F.A.C.F.A.S.

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  • The medical team that oversee's the care of the OKC Thunder first announced that Serge Ibaka  was lost for the rest of the season. The injury was first reported to be a plantaris tear. Suddenly the status changes, Ibaka play's, blocks shots scores 15 points.Was the Thunder playing possum,or was Ibaka now willing to risk furthur injury to this reduntant tendon? What do you think.....
     

  • high Dye taping knowing it will not last more than a few minutes

  • US/MRI to R/O rupture. 800mg Advil QID for 7 days. 

    Gibney Boot with neutral ankle and arch padding during practice and games B/L.

    Therapeutic US and E-Stim before and after practice and games. Ice as much as possible q15minutes per hour.