ACL tears

ACL tears in young children are on the rise. While reconstructive surgery is usually used in adults, non-operative treatment is recommended for children, at least initially. While a child is still growing, their joints are very different than a fully-grown adult. They are different anatomically and physiologically in many ways.  Children knee injuries including Anterior…

surgery

Surgery planned? – You should read this first! Before a recommendation for surgery is made, a trial of non-operative treatment is usually appropriate. Non-operative treatment may include activity modification, braces, orthotics, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment and or injections depending on the condition for which you are being treated. Right before you decide on surgery, you…

slackfline injuries

Slackline injuries are on the rise Slacklines are flexible tightropes made from flat, nylon webbing placed about four feet off the ground. The lines are like a thin trampoline. And, as reported in multiple medical articles, trampolines are dangerous! People mainly walk on slacklines but they also do tricks such as back flips and even…

injury rehab

Injury Rehab: How to get back into the game healthy.. It’s all about injury rehab and how to get back into the game healthier these days. You want to be stronger than ever, and able to withstand regular play. That’s the key to injury rehab done right. Treating the injured athlete will require the use…

growth plate

“Growth Plate Injuries can often be mistaken as a sprain” 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…

agility and speed

Agility and Speed: Why these components are so important for most athletes. Agility and speed training is probably the most important training that any athlete will benefit from. This should be done during the season and off-season. If the athlete has an opportunity to play another sport, it is suggested that he or she sign…

foot problems

Foot Problems: Five Quick Moves To Relieve Them – And When Should I Replace My Athletic Shoes? Feet are under a lot of stress all day long. We don’t think about it that much, only when foot problems turn out to hinder us in our daily activities. Here are five easy moves to work out…

New Year's Resolution

New Year’s Resolutions: Why Are They So Difficult To Keep? 2021! – 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, 2021 is the one where…

PRP therapy

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that athletic injuries are no joke. Whether it’s a nagging discomfort or debilitating pain, learn more about the latest treatment to overcome that pain and get back in the game with PRP Los Angeles. You may be thinking ‘I’ve tried every treatment option and home remedy…’, but before…

IRAP therapy

IRAP Therapy helps with knee pain and osteoarthritis IRAP Therapy – ever heard of it? – It’s a therapy that helps to reduce inflammation in a joint using your own blood. IRAP therapy is often used to manage chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis It can help reduce inflammation. At the West Coast Center for Orthopedic…

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