Children and adolescents are becoming more involved in sports at earlier ages and with higher levels of intensity. Sports-related foot and ankle problems are the second most common musculoskeletal problem in children and adolescents next to acute injury. Due to the changing biomechanic properties of muscles, tendons, and bones during growth and maturation the injuries and their treatment in children are different from those in adults. This chapter gives an overview of common sports-related foot injuries in this age group. It illustrates common acute injuries, overuse injuries, and growth-related problems as well as their prevention.
Keywords: Foot; Injury; Children; Pediatric; Overuse Injuries; Ankle Sprains; Transitional Fractures; Osteonecrosis; Apophysitis; Prevention