Our knees are complicated structures. Knee injections become necessary when the fluid in our knees – the hyaluronic acid – wears away and causes knee pain. Beth Orenstein wrote about this for Healthgrades.com, and we are happy to share some of her thoughts. At the West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, we…

Personal Health : If a Shoe Doesn’t Fit, Don’t Wear It YOUR BODY and Big Feet / KATHLEEN DOHENY It’s a question a lot of women ask themselves: who has more problems: women with big feet or women with little feet? -According to a USC study, the Size 8s or larger have it. They are…

Female runner touching cramped calf at morning jogging. Achilles tendon pain or injury.

By Dr. Carol Frey Ankle braces can work wonders for female athletes. Sports injuries among high school athletes are estimated at a staggering two million each year with 500,000 doctor visits and more than 30,000 hospitalizations. Ankle sprains are the most common sports related injury and the most common acute injury in volleyball. A study…

The female anatomy plays a big part when it comes to injuries in sports. Read Dr. Carol Frey’s suggestions in her latest blog.  By Dr. Carol Frey Girls are different from boys in many ways. The female anatomy plays a big part. Parents of teens know these distinctions well. And the female anatomy affects their…

By Dr. Carol Frey Kneecap pain affects around 10 percent of active adolescent girls. Kids with this problem will usually complain of pain while running, walking stairs, or performing other activities that involve weight bearing with a bent, or flexed, knee. Most of the time the pain is in the middle of the kneecap. New…

Here is an interesting fact: Playing video games for more than three hours a day can cause extreme shoulder and elbow pain in elite young male baseball players. A study among 210 young baseball players (age 9-12 years) who participated in the National Junior Sports Clubs Baseball Festival in 2017 was conducted. The national tournament…

John C. Hayes interviews Dr. Carol Frey Editor’s Note:. Carol Frey, MD, is a former NCAA Division I swimmer and an orthopedic surgeon. She is the Director of Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery at the West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Frey maintains close ties to the athletic swimming and sports…

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…

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