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Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder recently broke the ice regarding the Jones fracture that has been keeping him off the courts. “It's definitely a different experience for me," Durant said Tuesday as he addressed the press conference, “Everything is progressing, and I'm looking forward to these next few weeks of getting better." Additionally, Kevin called the injury ‘basically a win-win, because I'm learning a lot while I'm out about the game, and my teammates are getting lots of opportunities because there are a lot of minutes out there to help the team."

Last season, Durant averaged 32 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 81 games and played the most minutes in the league since 2007 (20,717).Durant first noticed pain in his right foot earlier this month. After seeking medical attention physicians were quick to notice that Durant had broken the base of his small toe, something that we call a ‘Jones Fracture’. Typically these require surgery, and as in the case with Durant, a screw is typically inserted to reconnect the dislocated piece of bone. Due to the nature of the operation, being non-weight bearing is a must during the postoperative course. However, Durant was quick to continue his optimism stating, "If I would've kept playing on it without surgery, it could (have become) worse."

Our feet make up over 25% of our body’s bones, and as a result, can lead to many many different types of injuries. In total there are 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments in each foot. While our feet may not seem like much, they are truly very complex structures that have are the basis of mobility and livelihood. Any pain in our feet is an indicator that something isn’t right and if continued, may lead to significant injury. So today we could all learn a little from Durant – if you’re feeling pain in your feet, it is best to get it checked out by a foot and ankle specialist before it becomes worse! If you’re in the Anne Arundel or PG county areas, don’t hesitate to give us a call for more information about how we can serve you at Crofton Podiatry.

 

By Brad Toll.

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