Tackling Turf Toe

3944510 Cleat On Green GrassIt doesn’t only affect people who play sports on turfs. While they do affect those that play football and soccer, it’s an injury that can affect anyone that may incur impact on the big toe. Turf toe occurs when there is a hyperextension of the ligaments around the big toe joint. When the big toe joint is stretched while the heel is lifted off the…

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…

Preventing Youth Injury in Sports

Although young and resilient, children and teens are not immune to sports-related injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 2.6 million teens and children are treated each year in U.S. emergency rooms for injuries suffered while participating in sports activities. Without taking the proper precautions, your child may be one of those harmed in one of these sports-related injuries:…

There Are Solutions for Chronic Heel Pain

If you have a stabbing pain on the bottom of your heel that hits you when you first get out of bed in the morning, you may have plantar fasciitis. The pain may gradually subside as you begin to move about, but can strike again after you’ve been sitting for a while. The plantar fascia is a thick tissue running along the bottom of your…

Athletic Children and Bone Fractures

We got the World Cup!  How inspiring this is for our little girls and boys.  With the spirit of competition and an active lifestyle, more parents encourage organized sports to their children.  We see younger kids on the fields more than ever.  This is great, however, parents must be aware of this fact: children are more likely to experience broken bones than adults. Injuries resulting…