carol frey

Carol Frey, M.D. is a current honoree recognized in the 2020 Southern California Super Doctors® list, as published in Southern California Super Doctors Magazine delivered with the Los Angeles Times and online at www.superdoctors.com. THE SUPER DOCTORS SELECTION PROCESS The selection process for Super Doctors is a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify healthcare providers…

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…

knee

What are the parts of the knee? Your knee is made up of four main things: bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Bones. Three bones meet to form your knee joint: your thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia), and kneecap (patella). Your patella sits in front of the joint and provides some protection. Articular cartilage. The ends of…

A2M helps with joint pain

A2M therapy can help with joint pain A2M therapy – ever heard of it? If you suffer from debilitating joint pain, you might want to ask us next time you come in about A2M therapy. Joint pain often times is associated with osteoarthritis (OA). It’s basically a joint disease where the body experiences a breakdown…

shoulder pain

Shoulder Rotator Cuff Reconstruction – Post OP Schedule  Every patient that undergoes shoulder rotator cuff reconstruction should be aware of a certain protocol that kicks in post OP. Our clinic follows this protocol to the T, and it makes perfect sense on a clear road to recovery. First you will be scheduled as an out-patient….

orthobiologics

Orthobiologics – these treatments provide pain relief and increased function!   Orthobiologic treatments utilize cells, growth factors, cytokines, and extra-cellular matrices among others to help create an environment within a joint or tissue that can provide pain relief and increased function. This can occur as these treatments (orthobiologics) may potentially provide a long-acting anti-inflammatory response…

back pain

Back Pain accounts for 5 to 8 percent of reported youth sports injuries. If you thought only Grandma had back pain, you would be incorrect. Kids experience injuries to their backs, but, unlike Grandma, their low back pain is rarely from anything specific and usually goes away without any treatment. It is more likely that…

Why Conditioning Matters! A year-around or preseason conditioning program is important for all athletes – weekend warriors and serious competitors alike! And here is my medical advice as to why that is… Weight lifting is key to prevention, and all athletes are considered beginners unless they have strength training incorporated into their program. At an…

agility

Agility and speed training is probably the most important training that any athlete will benefit from. This should be done during the season and off-season. If the child has an opportunity to play another sport, it is suggested that he or she sign up for track and file because the activity provides excellent aerobic conditioning,…

female athlete

Female athletes need to be evaluated for certain problems specific to girls before they start into the new season. In this blog we examine those specific evaluations. 1. Scoliosis Curvature of the spine is much more common in female athletes and tends to occur in adolescence. During the preseason examination, your doctor should include a…

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