In today’s program, Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about how active sports can affect children’s feet. Parents know that their children love to be active. As soon as they start taking those first steps they’re ready for action! The fact is, children are made to move. As they grow, a top priority is running races and chasing balls. In time, children shift that energy to playing sports whether it be on a team or for individual recreation. Sports play a significant role in millions of American children’s lives. The world of sports is an exciting place for kids however, it can be a concern for parents. Inherently, sports requires a substantial amount of running, turning, and human contact. This can easily translate into injuries unfortunately. So, if you have a child actively involved in sports, at some point, they may experience a foot or ankle injury.

As children increase their activities and participate in active sports, injuries to the foot and ankle become common. The facts prove this point. Over 3.5 million children, under the age of 14, are injured during sports each year. In addition, a child’s risk of being injured while playing sports is higher than being injured by falls, burns, or poisonings. Listen to Dr. Reminga as he outlines the types of foot and ankle injuries that can result as a child in involved in active sports. It’s a real shame when a child is sidelined from playing sports at school or with friends due to an injury. Dr. Reminga treats children in his office at Northern Foot Care Center. He has information to share with parents that can help prevent sport injuries from occurring.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.