Alex Rodriguez’ recent hip surgery is just the latest sports injury in a career littered with medical events. Will this great player find himself forced out of baseball by sports injuries? And might these injuries all be caused by an abnormal foot structure? Let’s look at the evidence.
Alex Rodriguez made his Major League debut playing shortstop with the Seattle Mariners at age 18. He later played for the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees, and in 2007 became the youngest player to hit 500 career home runs.
His career faltered after his 2009 admission that he had used performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-2003, but he still went on to help the Yankees win the 2009 World Series.
But now, all that’s left of Rodriguez’ baseball career is the hope that modern medicine can save him from a body that keeps betraying him. Could his foot structure be forcing Alex Rodriguez out of baseball?
Looking at the history of Rodriguez’ sports injuries; first went his right hip, then his right knee and left shoulder. Now he needs surgery on his left hip. Dr. Bryan Kelly will slice into Rodriguez’ left hip and try to save the career of the $275 million man. This could keep him out of the game for six months (and in pain for up to a year) and leaves the New York Yankees with a $114 million bill over the next five years for a player who can no longer hit a baseball.
Will Rodriguez’ hip surgery be successful? In my opinion: no. In a previous post I wrote about Yao Ming (now retired center for the Houston Rockets) who sustained a chronic foot injury that would not heal despite surgery. The reason is because treating symptoms surgically almost always leads to failure. Instead, you must find and effectively treat the cause of the problem.
As I predicted, because the cause of Ming’s foot injury was not found, he was forced into premature retirement from basketball. I also predict the same outcome for Rodriguez. His hip surgery will fail because his doctors are not resolving the underlying problem which has resulted in the chronic hip disability.
Alex Rodriguez’ Foot Structure May Be Causing His Injuries and Potentially Forcing Him Into A Premature Retirement From Baseball
Rodriguez has used steroid drugs to enhance his performance on the field. Two athletic trainers and a team doctor recently speculated that though they have not treated Rodriguez, they’ve dealt with many cases of steroid users and have seen how their bodies fall apart as a result. They feel that Rodriguez’s steroid usage led to the degeneration of his hip joints. This may well be true, but could there be yet another reason, more intrinsic, for Rodriguez’ injuries? I believe there is.
I believe that Alex Rodriguez was born with an abnormal foot structure that has resulted in his chronic and progressively worsening musculoskeletal disabilities. These foot structures are frequently overlooked, yet they result in typical histories of sports injuries that he (and other athletes) sustain over the years. That is; injuries which are resistant and non responsive to physical therapy, drugs and/or surgical interventions.
I sadly predict that Alex Rodriguez, because of sports injuries caused by an abnormal foot structure, will be retiring from baseball by the end of the next season (2014) unless his team doctors put their egos aside and start looking at the probable reason behind Rodriguez’ chronic pain symptoms.
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Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain
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Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of International Academy of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Author of Forever Free From Chronic Pain