Sprained Ankle takes Jeremy Lin Out of Game

38075936 Basketball Player Holding Ball, On Dark BackgroundOn Sunday, March 19th, Brooklyn Nets’ point guard, Jeremy Lin jumped and then landed on another basketball player’s foot, spraining his right ankle. His game play was short-lived, having to sit out within the first few minutes of the first quarter of the game against the Dallas Mavericks. He limped off the court, but was seen riding a stationary bicycle during the second half. After…

Children’s Sports Injuries: Ankle Sprains

64878555 S Ankle Injury Youth Soccer Boy(1)A rolled or twisted ankle is not uncommon in many sports, especially ones with high-impact or contact. Many times, the momentary pain can go away in a matter of a few seconds, while other times, it can leave your child with immense pain and swelling. In scenarios of severe pain after a turn, roll, or twist that is too fast, too far, or at a…

Bunions Affect All Ages

32514273 S Bunions FeetMost of the time, when bunions are mentioned, they are in the context of a podiatric issue for adults (mostly women). However, did you know that bunions affect children too? A bunion is characterized by an outwardly protruding bump that occurs at the big toe joint (metatarsophalangeal joint). In adults, it is typically an extra bone growth that protrudes outward, caused by genetics, shoes, or…

Children’s Sports Injuries: Stress Fractures

36974049 Feet Of Gymnast On Balance BeamWhile it is good for team building and socializing, there are also negative foot health effects for having children play sports starting at a young age. This is especially true for children and teenagers that specialize in one sport, repeating specific movements that include high-impact jumping or running. Sports like basketball, track, tennis, and gymnastics can lead to overuse injuries like stress fractures and tendonitis.…

Treating Plantar Warts

35378761 Callus Or Plantar Wart Under Foot, Rear ViewAdults and children alike can contract plantar warts, or verucca. They are caused by a virus that enters openings in the skin, such as cuts, scrapes, or cracks in dry skin. They can manifest as round bumps on the bottom of the feet and are either flat or look like cauliflower. The most obvious symptom is that it causes you pain when you put pressure…