Protect Your Child From Playground Foot Injuries

58718716 Children Are Playing At The Playground OutdoorsMost children love the prospect of going to the playground. They will even be on their best behavior when promised a reward of time at the park. Because playgrounds are mostly designed for children, we tend not to think twice before letting them loose once inside the playground gates. However, the unfortunate truth is that playgrounds can be dangerous for children. Factors such as surface,…

RICE for Children’s Sports Injuries

69695554 S Sports Injury Child Youth Foot Leg Ankle Pain Hurt PodiatristOne of the top reasons why children are seen in the Emergency Department at US hospitals is unintentional injury, which includes sports injuries. While we encourage children to stay active and participate in sports, we also acknowledge the risk of injury to the feet and ankles that comes with it. There are many ways that children can get injured while playing sports, including: collision with…

Your Young Gymnasts Feet

14521182 Olympic Flag In The Wind. Part Of A Series.Some of the clear stars of the Rio 2016 Olympics were The Final Five – our US Women’s Gymnastics Team. In particular, Simone Biles blew us away with stellar performances, leaving Rio with 5 medals at her first Olympics. Like Simone and the rest of The Final Five, successful gymnasts all over the world generally start their careers by learning and training from a young…