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…

back pain

Back Pain accounts for 5 to 8 percent of reported youth sports injuries. If you thought only Grandma had back pain, you would be incorrect. Kids experience injuries to their backs, but, unlike Grandma, their low back pain is rarely from anything specific and usually goes away without any treatment. It is more likely that…

Why Conditioning Matters! A year-around or preseason conditioning program is important for all athletes – weekend warriors and serious competitors alike! And here is my medical advice as to why that is… Weight lifting is key to prevention, and all athletes are considered beginners unless they have strength training incorporated into their program. At an…

agility

Agility and speed training is probably the most important training that any athlete will benefit from. This should be done during the season and off-season. If the child has an opportunity to play another sport, it is suggested that he or she sign up for track and file because the activity provides excellent aerobic conditioning,…

female athlete

Female athletes need to be evaluated for certain problems specific to girls before they start into the new season. In this blog we examine those specific evaluations. 1. Scoliosis Curvature of the spine is much more common in female athletes and tends to occur in adolescence. During the preseason examination, your doctor should include a…

cartilage

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…

surgery

Considering Surgery? – You should read this first! Before a recommendation for surgery is made, a trial of non-operative treatment is usually appropriate. Non-operative treatment may include activity modification, braces, orthotics, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment and or injections depending on the condition for which you are being treated. Right before you decide on surgery, you…

hyaluronic acid injection

Hyaluronic acid injections might be the right treatment to help you with your osteoarthritis. Joints are like gears – they work best if they’re well lubricated. In a healthy joint, a thick substance called synovial fluid provides lubrication, allowing bones to glide against one another. Synovial fluid acts as a shock absorber, too. In people…

arthritis

Arthritis can be successfully treated with A2M Therapy There is a big buzz word circling around in the Orthopedic Surgeon world these days: A2M-Therapy. We have patients come in more frequently these days to ask about A2M-Therapy. I wanted to take a minute and explain what this therapy is, and how it can help with…

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…

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