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…

New Year's Resolution

New Year’s Resolutions: Why Are They So Difficult To Keep? 2021! – 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, 2021 is the one where…

PRP therapy

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that athletic injuries are no joke. Whether it’s a nagging discomfort or debilitating pain, learn more about the latest treatment to overcome that pain and get back in the game with PRP Los Angeles. You may be thinking ‘I’ve tried every treatment option and home remedy…’, but before…

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…

training

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…

conditioning

Conditioning is the key to success! Watching the US Open in New York this week, one aspect of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in regards to athletes became very apparent: Conditioning is the key word when it comes to getting ready during these “off” months. Most players showed superb improvement in their strength and conditioning on…

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…

summer mentoring

First Virtual Summer Mentoring Camp for Team To Win was a BIG success Los Angeles. Due to the ongoing pandemic The West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation—Team To Win held its first virtual Summer Mentoring camp in August. The camp was a huge success with over 150 registrants. The fist virtual summer mentoring camp provided an…

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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