growth plates

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 of skeletal maturation rates, and variations of a year or…

wrist pain is no fun

Wrist & Hand Pain can limit your ability to work and exercise. And let’s be honest, who hasn’t felt it before – wrist pain. NO other “instrument” is used more frequently than our wrists. We use them every day of our life. And if they hurt, we are in trouble. Dr. Keith Feder and his team…

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…

knee

Hyaluronic acid injections might be the right treatment to help you with your osteoarthritis. Joints are like gears – they work best if they’re well lubricated. In a healthy joint, a thick substance called synovial fluid provides lubrication, allowing bones to glide against one another. Synovial fluid acts as a shock absorber, too. In people…

football season

Football season at every High School in the US is about to start. And I am often asked if I would let my son play football. The number of times that I get asked this question has increased as the concerns about concussion has become a growing area of concern. I cringe when I hear…

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…

osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis of the knee can be very painful if not treated. Read here how Dr. Feder and his team tackle this challenge on a daily basis… Have you ever asked yourself if you suffer from  what is called Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee really? – And do you really know how to treat it best?…

wrist pain is no fun

Wrist & Hand Pain can limit your ability to work and exercise. And let’s be honest, who hasn’t felt it before – wrist pain. NO other “instrument” is used more frequently than our wrists. We use them every day of our life. And if they hurt, we are in trouble. Dr. Keith Feder and his team…

ligament injuries

Ligament Injuries: A comprehensive study of how these injuries should be treated Let’s talk about ligament injuries. Ligaments attach bone to bone and provide stability to a joint. An injury to the ligament is called a sprain. There are three grades of ligament injuries: Grade I sprain is an injury to the substance of the…

Irap

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…

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