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…

young soccer player

The Biggest Risks for Kids Playing Sports Let’s just look at the reality of the world of sports for kids. This is what we know: · Children have less coordination, slower reaction times, immature muscularity, immature nervous systems, less motor skill, and are not as accurate as adults. By this I mean, children do not…

older athlete

How older athletes stay in the game – and keep winning! 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 41 and still going strong US Women’s National Soccer Team star Carli Lloyd won the…

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…

strength and conditioning

Strength and Conditioning – why these are the most important tools for young athletes     Strength and Conditioning programs for young athletes are means to prevent or reduce injuries. Published studies show that teams with good strength and conditioning programs have lower injury rates. I write about this in my book “Don’t Worry: My…

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…

orthopedic surgery can help

Orthopedic Surgery – Why is it a good option? Orthopedic Surgery (also spelled Orthopaedic) might be the best option for long-lasting pain and injury relief and repair. Back pain, sports injuries, arthritic hips and knees, and stiff neck muscles are just a few of the musculoskeletal conditions that have an enormous impact on Americans and…

Kids maturity in sports Kids maturity in sports – a story with several chapters. No topic is more discussed among sports parents than kids maturity in athletics. The bigger kids vs the smaller kids, advantage vs disadvantage? – I wanted to add a medical perspective to this topic regarding kids maturity that might be of…

Football

Would I let my son play Football? Americans love football! – But would I let my son play football? – There is a great deal of passion surrounding the sport of for the players and the fans. I believe that the football experience should not be taken away from the kids who want to play….

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…

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