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Youth Athletes Gear Up for Spring Sports.Tips to Prevent Spring Injuries.

More than 100,000 Colorado students participate in interscholastic activities each year, making Colorado’s participation rate one of the highest in the nation, according to the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA). Spring sports are now in full swing across the state, and many student-athletes are eager to jump into the spring sports season.

But according to Dr. Keith Jacobson, foot and ankle expert at Advanced Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists, without proper spring conditioning and a few preventative measures, the spring season is prime time for sports-related injuries. “Statistics show that among the most common types of sport-related injuries in children are ankle sprains, muscle strains, and repetitive motion injuries,” says Dr. Jacobson.

Hammer Toe
Foot and Ankle

Hammer Toe

A hammer toe is so named because the affected toe resembles a hammer when the joint is stuck in an upright position. Initially, hammer toes are flexible and can be corrected with simple measures, but if left untreated, they can be fixed and require surgery. This deformity can cause pain

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