Sports and Foot Trauma
Children experience the same type of injuries that adults experience. These include fractures, stress fractures (especially in active athletes), tendon strains, ankle sprains, and turf toe sprains of the big toe joint. These conditions are treated similarly to adults, with rest, immobilization or bracing, anti-inflammatory medications, and possibly physical therapy.
The exception to this is with bone fractures that involve the part of the bone that is actively growing bone (growth plate). Special attention needs to be made to these fractures to ensure there is no early stoppage of bone growth or deformity. Treatment depends on the fracture pattern, and may involve resetting the bone externally or surgery to keep the fractured piece in place.