Ankle & Foot

Selecting and Fitting Footwear for Fall Sports

As the summer wanes and the school year approaches, it's time to start thinking about your child's footwear for fall sports. A quick look in the closet to see what's already there won't do, because it's very likely that your child's feet have changed since your last purchase.

Celebrating National Foot Health Awareness Month And A New MomsTEAM Sponsor


People often ask me often what I think the most important piece of safety equipment is for a particular sport. I know I catch them off guard when, instead of saying a helmet, mouth guard, shin guard, or safety goggles (all of which are very important, of course), I say that it is best-made and best-fitting pair of shoes and socks which are the critical to a successful day of activities.

In honor of April as National Foot Health Awareness Month, Executive Director Brooke de Lench talks about the importance of socks and welcomes a new corporate underwriter and sponsor, Thorlo Socks.

Foot and Ankle Pain: Can Treating At Home Work?

Achy feet are a common problem, especially among athletes and anyone who spends a lot of time on their toes. However, there is a fine line between tired feet and a minor injury, and it is important to recognize when an injury has occurred in order to avoid aggravating the problem.

Ankle Sprains Require Individualized Treatment, Says NATA

While ankle sprains remain one of the most common injuries in sports, accounting for more than 45 percent of all athletic injuries according to some estimates, they are not all alike, so it is important that each patient have an individualized treatment plan, recommends a new position statement from the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). 

Ankle Sprains Most Common High School Sports Injury, Study Finds

Ankle sprains are the most common single injury in high school sports, accounting for one in six of all high school sports-related injuries, finds a new study.

Foot and Ankle Injuries Common Among Athletes of All Ages, Experts Say

Foot and ankle injuries, such as plantar fasciitis, Lisfranc injuries, ankle sprains and stress fractures are common among athletes of all ages, from the youth to Olympic level, says the the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Sprained Ankles: Complicated, Often Misdiagnosed

Ankle sprains may be one of the most common sports injuries, but they're also commonly misdiagnosed. That's because the two major types of sprained ankles - high ankle sprains and lateral ankle sprains - often look the same, even though they affect entirely different ligaments.

Physical Therapy for the Injured Athlete: Why Body Symmetry Is So Important

Body symmetry is important because poor balance of such things as muscle tightness, stretch, bone length, pelvic rotation, and scapular positioning increases risk of injury and can hurt performance. 

Severs Disease: Symptoms and Treatment Of Heel Pain In the Growing Athlete

While heel pain in a young athlete can have a number of causes, one of the most common causes of heel pain in growing athletes between the ages 10 and 15 is Severs Disease.

Youth Basketball Injuries: Basic First Aid For Minor Injuries

Most injuries in youth basketball are minor and can be treated with simple first-aid. Finger sprains are common, but ankle and knee injuries, especially in Grades 1 through 6, are not. Here's some basic first aid advice from a longtime coach.
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