Young athletes need the right shoes

Orthotic devices for children – Do they really need them? Do children need orthotic devices? – That’s a question I  get a lot from my patients. The simple answer is no. Most kids do not need orthotic devices, but there are exceptions. Orthotic devices are inserts for the shoes that usually replace the sock liner…

Fitness for your Feet

We all want fit feet, healthy feet. It makes our life a lot easier. And if you don’t exercise your feet on a regular basis, they will be less resistant to injury and won’t be as strong and flexible as they should be for every day activity. Whenever it’s safe, we recommend going barefoot. It’s…

Orthopedic Surgery helps joint injuries

Why Choose Orthopedic Surgery? Orthopedic Surgery might be the best option for long-lasting pain and injury relief and repair. Back pain, sports injuries, arthritic hips and knees, and stiff neck muscles are just a few of the musculoskeletal conditions that have an enormous impact on Americans and the entire health care system. Accounting for approximately…

injury in sports

Training to Win: How to stay off the injury list By Dr. Carol Frey Kids’ sports injuries can be prevented in the majority of cases. Some sports injuries can even be predicted. Because more kids are participating year-around in multiple sports or specialized and participating in elite travel teams. The opportunity for injury has increased…

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…

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 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…

We have blogged about soccer injuries before on this site. Today we want to share a study conducted by Dr. Michael Lipton of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. His study concluded that heading the ball in soccer may be worse for women than they are for men. This is interesting…

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