High school and college years are some of the most fun in a person’s life. You have autonomy and some freedom before the responsibility of adulthood. A few things get in the way of that fun: needing a job, homework, finding a date for prom, and foot injuries or chronic pain. At the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, we can’t help you find a date for prom, but we can help you with your high school and college foot injuries.
These injuries or chronic conditions occur for a variety of reasons, in a large part due to sports. As a child moves into high school and college, their body is growing and adjusting, the level of play is getting faster, physicality is increased, and injuries can add up. There can be large injuries, like broken bones, or smaller and more persistent nagging pains. All of these need to be treated sooner rather than later.
Even outside of sports, everything from horseplay-related accidents to running to get to class on time can cause injuries or chronic nagging conditions. While more teenagers and early adults think themselves invincible, it is important not to ignore injuries or other symptoms in order for things not to get worse as you get older.
Common High School and College Foot Injuries:
- ●Inversion ankle sprains
- ●Ankle fractures
- ●Metatarsal fractures
- ●Bone bruises
- ●Stress fractures
- ●Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
- ●Plantar fasciitis
- ●Shin splints
These can be some of the best years of yours or your child’s lives. Don’t make them pay for it later on by ignoring potentially long-term conditions. Injuries, large and small, can add up. At the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, we use decades of experience and the latest in diagnostic technology to make sure you are receiving the right treatment to get you on the road again. We can’t teach you to dance at the prom, but we can help you do so pain-free.
If you or a child has a high school or college foot injury or a long-term condition, please come in and see the dedicated staff at the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine.