In July 2017 our own Dr. Carol Frey was interviewed for a story for “Parents” magazine on mothers often silently suffer from shoes that are too tight, don’t fit, make you wince. “The Secret Bunion Society” made a real splash. And since Dr. Frey is the director of foot and ankle surgery at West Coast…

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…

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…

Children Sports Injuries - sportsman massaging his injured ankle after a sport accident

A lot of people come to our practice and ask us what they can do at home to help certain injuries heal faster? – The magic word here is “PRICE MM”. In this blog we will explain to you what’s behind those letters, and why they can have a very positive impact on your healing…

What is an ACL injury? How can it be treated? How long is the recovery? It has been said that the three most frightening letters for an athlete are A-C-L. An injury to this ligament is very serious. In the past, a tear of the ACL would have been career ending for any athlete. Nowadays…

Age is no longer a hindrance to compete at the highest level. What’s the secret? Have you noticed it too? – Professional athletes are still very successful at their sport in later years. New England’s Quarterback Tom Brady is a good example. He is 40 and still going strong US Women’s National Soccer Team star…

World Cup Fever The Soccer World Cup is in full swing in Russia right now. The biggest sporting event in the world features the best of the world. Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar. But with great games come harsh soccer injuries. And that’s often times due to overuse and acute traumatic injuries. Overuse injuries occur over time…

Ask the doctor   More and more patients visit us and complain about chronic pain in their joints or feet these days. Reason enough to share some thoughts what might be causing the pain, and how it can be treated. Often times we diagnose arthritis as the cause of pain in joints and feet. Arthritis…

PRP remains our main focus at Westcoastorthopedics these days. We wanted to share this interesting study from AAOs with you. It states not only that PRP can accelerate the healing process, it also shows that PRO treatment can be extremely helpful when it comes to healing fractures of long-bones that had not shown progressive evidence…

Learn Why Platelet Rich Plasma Is The Most Effective Treatment Method For Knee Osteoarthritis! Generally, treatment modalities include nonpharmacological, pharmacological, and surgical approaches. Intrarticular platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has emerged as a promising treatment for early stages of knee OA, here is why: PRP can accelerate the physiological recovery process, relieve pain, and contains anti-inflammatory and…

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