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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…

The female anatomy plays a big part when it comes to injuries in sports. Read Dr. Carol Frey’s suggestions in her latest blog.  By Dr. Carol Frey Girls are different from boys in many ways. The female anatomy plays a big part. Parents of teens know these distinctions well. And the female anatomy affects their…

By Dr. Carol Frey Kneecap pain affects around 10 percent of active adolescent girls. Kids with this problem will usually complain of pain while running, walking stairs, or performing other activities that involve weight bearing with a bent, or flexed, knee. Most of the time the pain is in the middle of the kneecap. New…

In July 2017 our own Dr. Carol Frey was interviewed for a story for “Parents” magazine on mothers often silently suffer from shoes that are too tight, don’t fit, make you wince. “The Secret Bunion Society” made a real splash. And since Dr. Frey is the director of foot and ankle surgery at West Coast…

By Dr. Carol Frey Quick quiz: In which youth sport do you expect to see the most ankle sprains. Ankle sprains are most common in basketball – with 45 percent. Soccer accounts for another 31 percent of ankle sprains, and volleyball 25 percent (www.nata.org). An ankle sprain is a ligament injury. Ligaments attach bone to…

Young athletes need the right shoes

By Dr. Carol Frey Does your young athlete really need a new pair of shoes for each sport? – The short answer is yes. Good shoes for young athletes are important. And the reason is that an appropriate shoe can prevent injuries. Plain and simple. If your child signs up for a specific sport, he…

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