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How long should my child rest before returning to activities?

Resting childrenIn the case of children's sports injuries to the foot and ankle, it is always wise to follow the advice of your podiatrist in determining when it is best to begin returning to activities. In some cases, trying to resume activity to soon can result in re-injury and chronic pain or weakness. It might also be essential to resume activity slowly or after physical therapy to condition the bones and muscles back to their prior strength.

In more minor cases, however, a child should maintain rest of an injured foot or ankle until he or she is able to demonstrate that they can resume activities without pain, and no sooner. The child should be able to walk and run without any sense of pain or showing any form of a limp.

The doctors at Martin Foot and Ankle are happy to advise you on your child’s recovery. Call (717) 757-3537 to schedule an appointment at our offices in Hanover, Lancaster, Lititz, or York.

Dr. Keith F. Tyson
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