training

If you get nothing else out of this blog, I want you to know that 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…

food equals fuel

Food equals fuel for all athletes. This blog tells you what young athletes should and should not eat. Breakfast is the most important meal. I don’t think that’s a big secret anymore. Best breakfast choices are fruit, yogurt, whole grain bread, cheese, protein shakes, eggs, meat, fish, avocado and whole grain pancakes or waffles. Eat…

Football

Normally, it would be Football season at every High School in the US right now. But due to Covid-19, we are all playing the waiting game right now. The NFL has started without a live audience in the stadium, and some colleges have decided to go ahead and start the season. A good time to…

conditioning

Conditioning is the key to success! Watching the US Open in New York this week, one aspect of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in regards to athletes became very apparent: Conditioning is the key word when it comes to getting ready during these “off” months. Most players showed superb improvement in their strength and conditioning on…

bunions

The secret bunion society (Source: Parents Magazine, Leslie Goldman) I didn’t schedule an appointment with a podiatrist until the pain in my right big toe had morphed into an excruciating jolt that shot through my foot with every step I took. Diagnosis: a bunion. Surgery involving a bone saw and screws was the only lasting…

summer mentoring

First Virtual Summer Mentoring Camp for Team To Win was a BIG success Los Angeles. Due to the ongoing pandemic The West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation—Team To Win held its first virtual Summer Mentoring camp in August. The camp was a huge success with over 150 registrants. The fist virtual summer mentoring camp provided an…

Stay At Home Orders – we are all too familiar with this credo these days. In the medical field, however, we can actually use it to all of our advantage. A lot of people come to our practice and ask us what they can do during the stay at home order to help certain injuries…

ankle sprains

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 published in the issue…

knee pain

Knee Pain: How to treat it right The great thing at the West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine is Dr. Keith Feder and his team get to talk to a lot of elite amateur and professional athletes as well as active weekend warriors. Lately we have seen a lot of patients with…

video game

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 current pandemic, a lot more kids spend way too much time in front…

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