New York Daily News: According to Dr. Tehrany, Didi Gregorius’ bruised heel needs a careful recovery
The bruised heel is a painful injury to the fat pad that protects the heel bone. Commonly, the bruised heel occurs due to a repeated force on the foot striking the ground, or a direct traumatic injury to the heel. Either way, the ability to walk freely is no longer an option since taking steps can be extremely painful and exhausting.
For the New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, the bruised heel occurred as a result of the collision with Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Kendrys Morales while beating an infield single. Even though Didi Gregorius remained in the game to run the bases and scored on a Greg Bird grand slam, he was removed in the top of the third inning as a result of the pain in his heel.
Shortly after the game, the media covered the story of Didi Gregorius’s injury and tried to give a prognosis on his recovery.
In order to provide the audience with a professional and expert opinion on the injury, the sports editor at The New York Daily News reached out to Dr. Armin Tehrany and asked him to be the expert voice on the topic.
According to Dr. Tehrany, who is specialized in knee and shoulder treatment but has successfully treated numerous patients for a variety of orthopedic conditions, a bruised heel is an injury that requires a careful recovery.
“A bruised heel is also known as a ‘fat pad contusion’ and it is an injury that occurs to the heel’s fatty tissue that protects the heel bone. This is a common injury as this part of the foot often takes a majority of the weight during walking or running. A bruised heel typically involves swelling, and treatment involves rest and icing,” explained Dr. Tehrany.
Since the heel plays a crucial role in walking and running, Didi needs to be completely free of pain before joining his team on the field again.
“It could take anywhere from a few days up to two weeks for Didi’s heel to start feeling better where he can play both offense and defense 100% again. It is important to be cautious to not re-aggravate or re-injure the heel by returning to the field too early,” Dr. Tehrany elaborated.
The complete article that covered Didi Gregorius’s bruised heel is available at NYDailyNews.com.