water

Holiday and Sports – often time they go hand in hand because we are at home with the family, and what better way to make room for the holiday feast than working out before sitting down with the fam. This blog is all about the importance of water while working out. Water is precious, and…

ultrasound

Musculoskeletal ultrasound is the painless alternative to diagnose ailments. Dr. Keith Feder, Dr. Carol Frey and the West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine routinely uses musculoskeletal ultrasound to diagnose and manage a number of ailments and conditions for our patients in Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Using this technique often eliminates the…

overuse

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 little…

Imaging Techniques

Imaging Techniques are used in our office on a daily basis. Often times patients are being confronted with terms like Bone Scan, CT, MRI without really knowing what these Imaging Techniques really entail. This blog explains the different techniques, and what they are used for. 1. X-Rays X-Rays use radiation to create a simple black-and-white…

video games

Video Games CAN be harmful to your health. Read here, why! Here is an interesting fact: Playing video games for more than three hours a day can cause extreme shoulder and elbow pain in elite young male baseball players. And during the pandemic, a lot more kids spent way too much time in front of…

mental blocks

Mental Blocks in young athletes are more common than we think. Kids should be taught to overcome these mental blocks by first recognizing that there is a conscious (cognitive) mind and the unconscious (automatic) mind. The unconscious mind is a hard one to manipulate. The conscious mind can be helped by a sports psychologist, parent,…

PRP therapy

PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma. At this point you might have spoken to Dr. Feder or Dr. Frey about your own PRP treatment. If you have not, pls read below what this plasma, concentrated from your own blood can do to heal you faster. WHAT IS PRP?  Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated from your…

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…

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