I played five sports in my adolescence and my two children are youth athletes. They have participated in football, track, cross country running, cheer and dance. The definitely keep me busy with their activities.
We are currently in football season and I see many injuries, with the most common being ankle sprains.
The most common causes on an ankle sprain for a football player occur from running, jumping or falling. Other injuries may come from a direct tackle.
Prompt, accurate treatment and rehabilitation for a sprained ankle is paramount in order to avoid repeated ankle sprains and long-term pain, such as arthritis.
At Roka Foot and Ankle, and as a prior youth football Team Physician, I take your youth athletes' injuries very seriously