Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/22/14
The San Francisco Giants recently placed third baseman Pablo Sandoval on the disabled list after he aggravated his foot injury. There was some mystery surrounding the ailment initially, as Sandoval was reportedly dealing with a strain and then a fracture. The hefty slugger was ultimately diagnosed with a peroneal tendon strain, and the Giants said they are hopeful he can return after the minimum requirement of days off. Sports Chiropractor Dr. Ray Solano sheds light on what exactly a peroneal tendon strain is. He also discusses the role Sandoval's weight issues could have played and provides his projection on how much time the third baseman will miss as a result of the strain. Pablo Sandoval has been diagnosed with a peroneal tendon strain. The peroneal tendons are those that run on the outside of the ankle just behind the fibula. These tendons can become injured with improper training or rapid increases in training. In addition, poor shoe wear can lead to peroneal tendon strain. The vast majority of this condition heals without surgery. In Sandoval's case, it appears that his weight and conditioning has been an ongoing issue. Although it’s unlikely that his weight has caused this condition, it’s possible that the aggressive conditioning and sudden increase in activity to lose the weight may have contributed to the diagnosis. I expect him to be in a boot for two weeks in order to immobilize and rest the area. During this time, a number of modalities can be used to reduce inflammation and promote healing. After two weeks, it’s likely he will resume a slow transition back to baseball-specific activities. In my opinion and given what we know about his injury, I expect him to be sidelined for one month. Follow Dr. Solano on Twitter - @DrRaySolano Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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