Millions of American children will participate in warm weather sports this summer, from softball to soccer and swimming to cycling. The podiatrists of the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) share that no matter what their sport or whether they play competitively or just for fun, children will have one important thing in common: they’ll need their feet to be pain-free if they're going to play their best and prevent injuries.
|Dr. Jodie Sengstock
“Sports play a significant role in the lives of children,” said Jodie Sengstock, DPM, MPMA Director of Professional Relations. “Parents need to be aware that sports, which require a substantial amount of running, turning, and contact, can translate to injuries. Protecting children’s feet from injuries, and bringing them to a podiatrist when problems occur, can help keep kids stay in the game and make the sport more enjoyable.”
Source: Fox 47 News [7/2/19]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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