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…

Children Sports Injuries - sportsman massaging his injured ankle after a sport accident

A lot of people come to our practice and ask us what they can do at home to help certain injuries heal faster? – The magic word here is “PRICE MM”. In this blog we will explain to you what’s behind those letters, and why they can have a very positive impact on your healing…

At the West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine we try to keep our patients informed on what is trending in Orthopedics. And we really like what is trending these days. Sports medicine has moved away from just caring for elite athletes to now care a lot more for the general public. The…

  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…

Every athlete has experienced muscle fatigue. A tough game, a hard run, a long tennis match. It feels good while you are doing it, but the next day can be painful. Your body is screaming for recovery, and you should listen! Watching the many games the soccer players had to play over the last couple…

Age is no longer a hindrance to compete at the highest level. What’s the secret? Have you noticed it too? – Professional athletes are still very successful at their sport in later years. New England’s Quarterback Tom Brady is a good example. He is 40 and still going strong US Women’s National Soccer Team star…

World Cup Fever The Soccer World Cup is in full swing in Russia right now. The biggest sporting event in the world features the best of the world. Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar. But with great games come harsh soccer injuries. And that’s often times due to overuse and acute traumatic injuries. Overuse injuries occur over time…

Ask the doctor   More and more patients visit us and complain about chronic pain in their joints or feet these days. Reason enough to share some thoughts what might be causing the pain, and how it can be treated. Often times we diagnose arthritis as the cause of pain in joints and feet. Arthritis…

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