Lisfranc Injury Ends Season for Running Back
Jacksonville Jaguars fans are disappointed that Corey Grant’s season ended early because of a Lisfranc injury.
The running back injured his left foot in a recent game and needed help getting off the field because he couldn’t put any weight on that leg. This injury leaves the Jaguars with only 2 healthy running backs.
What Is a Lisfranc Injury?
A Lisfranc injury or fracture occurs when one or more of the bones in the midfoot are broken, or if the ligaments that support this area of the foot are torn.
Named after a nineteenth-century pioneering French surgeon, a Lisfranc injury is often mistaken for a simple sprain. However, this trauma to the midfoot is a much more serious injury that can take months to heal.
The midfoot has very important jobs. This area stabilizes the arch of the foot and, when you walk, the midfoot stabilizes your gait by transferring the force created by the calf muscles to the front of the foot.
The severity of this type of injury explains why Corey Grant will not return to the Jaguars this season. Symptoms include pain and swelling on the top of the foot accompanied by bruising on the top or the bottom of the foot. The pain will get worse when walking and when trying to push off the ground with that foot.
Treating a Lisfranc Injury
If rest, icing the area and elevating the leg does not relieve the pain and swelling after a day or so, please come in and see us.
We will take x-rays right in our office to check for fractures as well as the alignment of the joint. Conservative treatment may be all that is necessary if there are no fractures, joint dislocation or torn ligaments. It will be necessary to wear a non-weight bearing cast or boot for at least 6 weeks, then progress to a removable cast boot.
Surgery is recommended if there is a fracture or an abnormal joint position. The surgery will realign the joints and broken bone fragments.
We Can Help with Sports Injuries as Well as Other Foot and Ankle Problems
The foot specialists at PodiatryCare, PC and the Heel Pain Center have extensive experience in treating all aspects of foot problems. Our team of doctors is dedicated to serving you with all of the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies. Many treatments and surgeries can be handled right in our offices. Please call us at (860) 741-3041 to make an appointment in one of our offices conveniently located in Enfield, Windsor and South Windsor, CT.