Bunions can be treated

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…

comments from patients

Patients are our most precious cargo at The West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery And Sports Medicine. We work hard for you. Every day we want to make sure our patients go home happy and healed. Most certainly does it feel good to receive great reviews from all of our patients. We are not only…

PRP works

PRP treatment can help you heal!   PRP t- Platelet Rich Plasma is an injection of your own blood into an area of chronic inflammation, to stimulate healing. These platelets release substances known as “growth factors” that promote tissue healing. PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma treatment should be considered if a patient has a chronic…

Football Injuries are common

Why Football Injuries are part of an athlete’s journey The big day is finally here – Super Bowl Sunday. Our very own Los Angeles Rams are playing the mighty New England Patriots in Atlanta #SuperBowlLIII. Millions of Americans and people around the world will gather around their televisions to watch the biggest sporting spectacle of…

2019! – Another year is upon us. New Year’s Resolutions are a big favorite for all of us on New Year’s Eve. This is the year to lose the extra weight, this is the year to finally get in shape, 2019 is the one where that sugar addiction has to go. And then a couple…

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…

ankle sprains can be very painful and take a lot of time to recover

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…

orthopedic surgery can help

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…

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