As a member of the US Figure Skating Medical Network, been learning how to help skin and skating boots get along to prevent figure skating skin injuries. Tight fitting boots rubbing against the skin of ankles and feet can leave marks. Figure skating skin injuries range from scratches...

One of the most common concerns young athletes and their families bring to my attention is heel pain. Heel pain that tends to range from a little discomfort to limping,  decreased speed, and pain for both athlete and parents. There usually is no swelling or numbness, and comes with gradual onset...