knee pain

KNEE THERAPY MAY RESTORE ABILITY TO RUN AND JUMP By Charles Wallace (Financial Times) One of the most frequent complaints I hear from middle-aged executives who once were active runners, squash players or enjoyed sports such as football is that they had to hang up their athletic shoes because of knee pain. When the cause…

young athletes

Does the shoe really fit – sensible shoe advise for young athletes In general, young athletes are wearing shoes that are too small. As a result of wearing too-small shoes, these kids may be at risk for developing significant foot deformations over time. The solution to the problem is relatively easy. Follow the instructions below,…

carol frey

Carol Frey, M.D. is a current honoree recognized in the 2020 Southern California Super Doctors® list, as published in Southern California Super Doctors Magazine delivered with the Los Angeles Times and online at www.superdoctors.com. THE SUPER DOCTORS SELECTION PROCESS The selection process for Super Doctors is a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify healthcare providers…

IRAP

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…

knee

What are the parts of the knee? Your knee is made up of four main things: bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Bones. Three bones meet to form your knee joint: your thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia), and kneecap (patella). Your patella sits in front of the joint and provides some protection. Articular cartilage. The ends of…

orthobiologics

Orthobiologics – these treatments provide pain relief and increased function!   Orthobiologic treatments utilize cells, growth factors, cytokines, and extra-cellular matrices among others to help create an environment within a joint or tissue that can provide pain relief and increased function. This can occur as these treatments (orthobiologics) may potentially provide a long-acting anti-inflammatory response…

agility

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 child has an opportunity to play another sport, it is suggested that he or she sign up for track and file because the activity provides excellent aerobic conditioning,…

female athlete

Female athletes need to be evaluated for certain problems specific to girls before they start into the new season. In this blog we examine those specific evaluations. 1. Scoliosis Curvature of the spine is much more common in female athletes and tends to occur in adolescence. During the preseason examination, your doctor should include a…

cartilage

Cartilage Restoration: How surgery can help you regain movement The Cartilage Restoration Center is headed by Keith S. Feder, MD and Carol Frey, MD. These two orthopedic surgeons have further developed an advanced treatment center for post traumatic osteoarthritis chondral injuries and osteochondritis dissicans of the knee, ankle (talus), shoulder, elbow and hip. Dr. Feder…

surgery

Considering Surgery? – 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…

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