Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Foot injury forces Professional tennis player Kim Clijsters to withdraw from Wimbledon

 Professional tennis player and former number one ranked tennis player in the world Kim Clijsters had to withdraw from Wimbledon this week because of a recent foot injury. Reports have indicated an injury to a ligament or tendon injury on the bottom of her foot. This injury is more than likely involving the abductor hallucis muscle/tendon (major tendon on the inside of the foot)or inside band of the plantar fascia ligament. This injury can take anywhere from 6-8 weeks to heal. The course of treatment typically involves immobilization with a cam walker boot and aggressive physical therapy. Below are two links on information on this injury and treatment options.