PRP remains our main focus at Westcoastorthopedics these days. We wanted to share this interesting study from AAOs with you. It states not only that PRP can accelerate the healing process, it also shows that PRO treatment can be extremely helpful when it comes to healing fractures of long-bones that had not shown progressive evidence…

  Kim Kardashian West does it, the beauty industry discovers PRP treatment as the new “celebrity must-try” treatment. The advantages of using your own blood to heal are incredible!  Kardashian posted a picture of herself with specks of blood on her skin. It was taken right after the treatment. The PRP treatment – which magazines…

4/27/18 Blog Dr. Keith Feder/Dr. Carol Frey Todays Topic: Shoulders. How to recognize shoulder instability and how to treat it #strength #jointcapsule #shoulderpain #instability #rotatorcuff #ligaments #tendons #muscles #labrum Shoulder injuries can be tricky. The reason being: Muscles, ligaments, joint capsule, labrum, and tendons all surround the shoulder. In a way they work together in…

back pain in kids

Blog 4/15/18 Dr. Carol Frey. Dr. Keith Feder Topic: Back pain, inflammation, core strength, MRI, CT-Scans “Mommy, my back hurts”  Ice, anti inflammatory drugs, electric stimulation can reduce pain and inflammation in your lower back. Core strengthening, Yoga and Pilates can be helpful as well to heal an injured back  It’s not just Grandma that…

injury prevention, young athletes, parents, recovery

Dr. Keith Feder Blog, 04/07/18   Today: How to lead a young athlete to the top elite level without injury   Every parent of an athlete is afraid that their kid might stumble and fall on their way to the top. Injuries can be devastating for a kid that wants to make it from the…

Foot Care, healthy feet, Happy-Feet, Best Shoes to prevent foot pain

Dr. Carol’s* “Happy Feet” Blog…. Today: What kind of shoes should you pick out to keep your feet happy! – Wear shoes that breathe. Patent leather does not. Choose softr leather shoes that conform to your feet. – Try to wear your shoes no longer than three hours at a time. Kick them off at…

Dr. Feder helps 3 children of a former San Francisco 49er’s player. In this clip, he gives the doc a great testimonial.

Injuries among student athletes are on the rise. In this video Dr. Keith Feder discusses with a TV reporter how important it is for parents to watch out for injuries and when parents should really get involved in regards to injury prevention. It might surprise you what Dr. Feder has to say…

Concussion trauma of the head

We continue our journey through sports injuries for children with our own expert Dr. Carol Frey. The responses we received from many concerned parents of young athletes were overwhelming. Dr. Frey  is a highly regarded orthopedic surgeon who has cared for Olympians and professional athletes. She practices together with her husband Dr. Keith Feder at…

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

The strongest tendon in the human body is the Achilles tendon. Did you know, it can bear loads exceeding over 900 kilograms? However, despite its strength, this tendon is prone to injuries and unfortunately, it is still not well known exactly what factors predict healing potential from injuries. Studies have been done to try and…

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