Six Tips to Protect Kids in Fall Sports

Every fall season, foot and ankle surgeons see an increase in ankle injuries among young athletes. Football, soccer and basketball are the sports most likely to lead to sprains, broken bones and other problems. If your children are playing sports this fall, here are six tips that could protect them from serious ankle injuries.

Heel Pain in Youth Athletes: A Warning Sign

Indoors and outdoors, youth athletes stay active year-round in competitive sports. For many of them heel pain has become “just another part of the game.” Foot and ankle surgeon, Shelly D. Sedberry, MS, DPM, AACFAS, advises that when a child complains of heel pain, it should be diagnosed promptly because it may be a warning sign of a serious foot problem.