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Sprains, Strains and Pains: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

I am constantly amazed when patients come into my busy sports medicine practice with pain from a sprain or strain, who — because they can walk — assume nothing could be broken or seriously injured.

Just today, I treated a torn plantar fascia, a heel fracture, a sesamoid fracture and a metatarsal fracture — and every single one of those patients believed they were suffering from nothing more than a simple sprain.

I talk about this in the following video and hope that — after watching — whether you twist your ankle, stub your toe or even just plant your foot the wrong way and it continues to hurt or swell, you’ll seek treatment right away.