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How common are foot-related sports injuries?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
There are almost two million sports related injuries reported at sports and recreation facilities every year, but foot related sports injuries make up just 4 to 5 percent of those reported - around 150,000 overall in the United States annually. However, this number may actually be much higher because many foot related sports injuries are so minor that they do not require a doctor's care. You're likely to experience a foot related sports injury sometime in your life, but it's usually not a serious case.

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