growth plates

Co-Director West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation Director, Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Young athletes are either still growing or have only recently reached skeletal maturation. On average, females obtain their full height at age fourteen, and males at age sixteen. However, there is a wide range of skeletal maturation rates, and variations of a year or…

knee

Normal Knee vs OA Knee – What’s different inside? A normal knee functions without problems. Normal cartilage provides smooth surface so bones can move easily across each other. The “OA” knee – OA stands for Osteoarthritis – is most of the time completely worn away, eroded cartilage may cause bones to scrape painfully against each…

wrist pain is no fun

Wrist & Hand Pain can limit your ability to work and exercise. And let’s be honest, who hasn’t felt it before – wrist pain. NO other “instrument” is used more frequently than our wrists. We use them every day of our life. And if they hurt, we are in trouble. Dr. Keith Feder and his team…

arthritis in the knee

Arthritis in the knees typically refers to osteoarthritis, a progressive wearing away of the cartilage that cushions the bones in the knee joint. The condition affects an estimated 14 million adults who experience knee arthritis symptoms such as pain and stiffness. But osteoarthritis doesn’t have to sideline you. It can be treated effectively with proper…

New Year's Resolution

New Year’s Resolutions: Why Are They So Difficult To Keep? 2022! – Another year is upon us. New Year’s Resolutions are a big favorite for all of us on New Year’s Eve. This is the year to lose the extra weight, this is the year to finally get in shape, 2022 is the one where…

water

Holiday and Sports – often time they go hand in hand because we are at home with the family, and what better way to make room for the holiday feast than working out before sitting down with the fam. This blog is all about the importance of water while working out. Water is precious, and…

ligament

ACL Reconstruction – General Surgical Post-OP Protocol  So, you just had ACL reconstruction surgery. It’s a pretty serious procedure. And you need to take the post-op protocol seriously. Here is some advise on what to do after your ACL reconstruction. A. Immediate Post-OP Protocol: You will be scheduled as a short stay surgery patient. This…

knee

Hyaluronic acid injections might be the right treatment to help you with your osteoarthritis. Joints are like gears – they work best if they’re well lubricated. In a healthy joint, a thick substance called synovial fluid provides lubrication, allowing bones to glide against one another. Synovial fluid acts as a shock absorber, too. In people…

overuse

To put overuse injuries into perspective, imagine you are painting a fence. It’s not a chore you do often, but in the spring you slap another coat on, repeating the brush strokes up and down, up and down, for the better part of the day. How does your shoulder feel the next day? A little…

video games

Video Games CAN be harmful to your health. Read here, why! Here is an interesting fact: Playing video games for more than three hours a day can cause extreme shoulder and elbow pain in elite young male baseball players. And during the pandemic, a lot more kids spent way too much time in front of…

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