football season

Football season at every High School in the US is about to start. And I am often asked if I would let my son play football. The number of times that I get asked this question has increased as the concerns about concussion has become a growing area of concern. I cringe when I hear…

foot problems

Foot problems are more common than a lot of people think. Eight out of 10 people will have foot problems in their lives. The most common ailments are bunions, hammer toes, corns, ingrown toenails and pain problems of the forefoot and heel. Conservative treatment or treatment without the use of surgery, is usually the first…

overuse

High School Sports are slowly coming back! That’s great news for our kids. And it’s the right time to talk about motivation! – It’s key factor for a kid to stay with a sport and athletics especially after an injury. Some coaches in High School Sports feel that each practices a survival test. There are…

injury rehab

Injury Rehab: How to get back into the game healthy.. It’s all about injury rehab and how to get back into the game healthier these days. You want to be stronger than ever, and able to withstand regular play. That’s the key to injury rehab done right. Treating the injured athlete will require the use…

growth plate

“Growth Plate Injuries can often be mistaken as a sprain” Co-Director West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation Director, Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Young athletes are either still growing or have only recently reached skeletal maturation. On average, females obtain their full height at age fourteen, and males at age sixteen. However, there is a wide range…

overuse

If you get nothing else out of this blog, I want you to know that kids’ sports injuries can be prevented in the majority of cases. Some sports injuries can even be predicted. Because more kids are participating year-around in multiple sports or specialized and participating in elite travel teams, the opportunity for injury has…

Football

Normally, it would be Football season at every High School in the US right now. But due to Covid-19, we are all playing the waiting game right now. The NFL has started without a live audience in the stadium, and some colleges have decided to go ahead and start the season. A good time to…

bunions

The secret bunion society (Source: Parents Magazine, Leslie Goldman) I didn’t schedule an appointment with a podiatrist until the pain in my right big toe had morphed into an excruciating jolt that shot through my foot with every step I took. Diagnosis: a bunion. Surgery involving a bone saw and screws was the only lasting…

ankle sprains

Ankle braces can work wonders for female athletes. Sports injuries among high school athletes are estimated at a staggering two million each year with 500,000 doctor visits and more than 30,000 hospitalizations. Ankle sprains are the most common sports related injury and the most common acute injury in volleyball. A study published in the issue…

female athlete

Female Athletes: Why they face different risks in sports!   With greater number of girls participating in sports has come an increased understanding of injuries and problems associated with the young female athlete. It is important for every coach, trainer, parent, and female athlete to be aware of the specific risks that girls face playing…

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