The outdoor community pools are closed, and summer is formally over. And at this time of year, football fans are wearing their team jerseys and flying their banners. Whether you’re crazy for your favorite NFL or college team or cheer on your son’s high school team, you’re probably enjoying the new football season. But the sport is often thought to be dangerous. Today Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing information regarding the most common football injuries he treats.
Any football fan knows that it’s a physical and sometimes grueling game. For children who spent the summer playing baseball and swimming, returning to football is an adjustment after such a long break. Both skills specific to the sport, and muscle strength, must be regained. Your high schooler football player is more likely to suffer an injury if he isn’t in proper football shape.
The football players’ speed, proficiency level, experience, and size are all factors in defining the severity and type of injuries that can occur.
Coaching strategies, improvements to athletic gear, and injury prevention are helping to decrease the number of injuries in high school football. Though ankle and foot injuries are common, treatment options are more advanced than ever before.
If your football-playing child experiences an injury this season, contact Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, to schedule a consultation. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling us at