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…

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…

growth plate

“Growth Plate Injuries can often be mistaken as a sprain” Co-Director West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation Director, Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Young athletes are either still growing or have only recently reached skeletal maturation. On average, females obtain their full height at age fourteen, and males at age sixteen. However, there is a wide range…

foot problems

Foot Problems: Five Quick Moves To Relieve Them – And When Should I Replace My Athletic Shoes? Feet are under a lot of stress all day long. We don’t think about it that much, only when foot problems turn out to hinder us in our daily activities. Here are five easy moves to work out…

IRAP therapy

IRAP Therapy helps with knee pain and osteoarthritis IRAP Therapy – ever heard of it? – It’s a therapy that helps to reduce inflammation in a joint using your own blood. IRAP therapy is often used to manage chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis It can help reduce inflammation. At the West Coast Center for Orthopedic…

ACL tears

Knee Injections might be a great way you can get rid of your knee pain without surgery. This is what a healthy knee looks like: No question, our knees are delicate instruments. And we abuse them on a daily basis. Knee pain is not fun. But you can effectively manage your pain with treatments at…

high school sports

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…

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…

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…

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