Young athletes need the right shoes

Orthotic devices for children – Do they really need them? Do children need orthotic devices? – That’s a question I  get a lot from my patients. The simple answer is no. Most kids do not need orthotic devices, but there are exceptions. Orthotic devices are inserts for the shoes that usually replace the sock liner…

knee injuries are common among skiers

How to properly assess knee injuries during ski season Downhill skier Ski season is upon us! And with that knee injuries usually increase. The reason for that is fairly simple to explain. Most of the year we don’t spend our times on ski slopes. Our knees are not used to the ,,abuse” icy hills and…

Fitness for your Feet

We all want fit feet, healthy feet. It makes our life a lot easier. And if you don’t exercise your feet on a regular basis, they will be less resistant to injury and won’t be as strong and flexible as they should be for every day activity. Whenever it’s safe, we recommend going barefoot. It’s…

Orthopedic Surgery helps joint injuries

Why Choose Orthopedic Surgery? Orthopedic Surgery might be the best option for long-lasting pain and injury relief and repair. Back pain, sports injuries, arthritic hips and knees, and stiff neck muscles are just a few of the musculoskeletal conditions that have an enormous impact on Americans and the entire health care system. Accounting for approximately…

injury in sports

Training to Win: How to stay off the injury list By Dr. Carol Frey Kids’ sports injuries can be prevented in the majority of cases. Some sports injuries can even be predicted. Because more kids are participating year-around in multiple sports or specialized and participating in elite travel teams. The opportunity for injury has increased…

Ultrasound of knee-joint - diagnosis

is an expert when it comes to treating “jumper’s knee” and ,,Osgood-Schlatter” Lesson in Sports Medicine: Here is what you need to know when your doctor is talking to you about “Jumper’s Knee” and ,,Osgood-Schlatter” JUMPER’S KNEE Quadriceps and patellar tendinitis are both considered “jumper’s knee”. This injury is an inflammation of the quadriceps tendon….

Common Shoe Lacing Patterns by Carol Frey, M.D. Foot and Ankle specialist Chances are that you learned how to lace your shoes in kindergarten and haven’t thought about shoe laces since. Given all the differences and idiosyncrasies in feet, one lacing pattern for shoes couldn’t possibly fit the needs of everyone. In fact, certain lacing…

Our knees are complicated structures. Knee injections become necessary when the lubricating fluid in our knees – the hyaluronic acid – has decreased production and causes knee pain. Beth Orenstein wrote about this for Healthgrades.com, and we are happy to share some of her thoughts. At the West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports…

Personal Health : If a Shoe Doesn’t Fit, Don’t Wear It YOUR BODY and Big Feet / KATHLEEN DOHENY It’s a question a lot of women ask themselves: who has more problems: women with big feet or women with little feet? -According to a USC study, the Size 8s or larger have it. They are…

Female runner touching cramped calf at morning jogging. Achilles tendon pain or injury.

By Dr. Carol Frey Ankle braces can work wonders for female athletes. Sports injuries among high school athletes are estimated at a staggering two million each year with 500,000 doctor visits and more than 30,000 hospitalizations. Ankle sprains are the most common sports related injury and the most common acute injury in volleyball. A study…

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