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…

  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…

back pain in kids

Blog 4/15/18 Dr. Carol Frey. Dr. Keith Feder Topic: Back pain, inflammation, core strength, MRI, CT-Scans “Mommy, my back hurts”  Ice, anti inflammatory drugs, electric stimulation can reduce pain and inflammation in your lower back. Core strengthening, Yoga and Pilates can be helpful as well to heal an injured back  It’s not just Grandma that…

injury prevention, young athletes, parents, recovery

Dr. Keith Feder Blog, 04/07/18   Today: How to lead a young athlete to the top elite level without injury   Every parent of an athlete is afraid that their kid might stumble and fall on their way to the top. Injuries can be devastating for a kid that wants to make it from the…

Dr. Feder helps 3 children of a former San Francisco 49er’s player. In this clip, he gives the doc a great testimonial.

Injuries among student athletes are on the rise. In this video Dr. Keith Feder discusses with a TV reporter how important it is for parents to watch out for injuries and when parents should really get involved in regards to injury prevention. It might surprise you what Dr. Feder has to say…

Concussion trauma of the head

We continue our journey through sports injuries for children with our own expert Dr. Carol Frey. The responses we received from many concerned parents of young athletes were overwhelming. Dr. Frey  is a highly regarded orthopedic surgeon who has cared for Olympians and professional athletes. She practices together with her husband Dr. Keith Feder at…

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