overuse

To put overuse injuries into perspective, imagine you are painting a fence. It’s not a chore you do often, but in the spring you slap another coat on, repeating the brush strokes up and down, up and down, for the better part of the day. How does your shoulder feel the next day? A little…

winning

Winning or Losing: It’s all about life lessons Winning and losing is part of life. Playing sports is an emotional experience for kids. It builds character. Winning and losing teaches kids about the joy and disappointment in life. The parents of athletes should have good coping skills to handle this emotional roller coaster of kids’…

mental blocks

Mental Blocks in young athletes are more common than we think. Kids should be taught to overcome these mental blocks by first recognizing that there is a conscious (cognitive) mind and the unconscious (automatic) mind. The unconscious mind is a hard one to manipulate. The conscious mind can be helped by a sports psychologist, parent,…

cartilage restoration

Cartilage Restoration: How surgery can help you regain movement The Cartilage Restoration Center is headed by Keith S. Feder, MD and Carol Frey, MD. These two orthopedic surgeons have further developed an advanced treatment center for post traumatic osteoarthritis chondral injuries and osteochondritis dissicans of the knee, ankle (talus), shoulder, elbow and hip. Dr. Feder…

Knee Pain

ACL tears in young children are on the rise. While reconstructive surgery is usually used in adults, non-operative treatment is recommended for children, at least initially. While a child is still growing, their joints are very different than a fully-grown adult. They are different anatomically and physiologically in many ways.  Children knee injuries including Anterior…

overuse

High School Sports are slowly coming back! That’s great news for our kids. And it’s the right time to talk about motivation! – It’s key factor for a kid to stay with a sport and athletics especially after an injury. Some coaches in High School Sports feel that each practices a survival test. There are…

foot problems

Foot Problems: Five Quick Moves To Relieve Them – And When Should I Replace My Athletic Shoes? Feet are under a lot of stress all day long. We don’t think about it that much, only when foot problems turn out to hinder us in our daily activities. Here are five easy moves to work out…

water

Water is everywhere – why every athlete (and non-athlete) should drink it! Water is precious, and water is essential for everybody’s well-being. Kids should not wait until they are thirsty to drink. The same goes for adults. You should have heard that we should all drink eight-ounce glasses of water every day! Players require more…

ultrasound

Musculoskeletal ultrasound is the painless alternative to diagnose ailments. Dr. Keith Feder, Dr. Carol Frey and the West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine routinely uses musculoskeletal ultrasound to diagnose and manage a number of ailments and conditions for our patients in Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Using this technique often eliminates the…

Knee Pain

Knee Injections might be a great way you can get rid of your knee pain without surgery. This is what a healthy knee looks like: No question, our knees are delicate instruments. And we abuse them on a daily basis. Knee pain is not fun. But you can effectively manage your pain with treatments at…

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