A2M therapy can help with joint pain A2M therapy – ever heard of it? If you suffer from debilitating joint pain, you might want to ask us next time you come in about A2M therapy. Joint pain often times is associated with osteoarthritis (OA). It’s basically a joint disease where the body experiences a breakdown…

shockwave therapy can help

Shockwave Therapy works! Shockwave therapy delivers low-energy shockwaves to the tissue of the afflicted area of the body. That includes a micro trauma to the tissue and significantly reduces pain. At the same time it improves function, and the quality of life for patients. This micro trauma triggers a healing response by the body, and…

Brain Injury in sports

A Concussion Is a Brain Injury By Carol Frey MD Like the crazy cartoon characters who flop around in a daze with words like $%&@# in thought bubbles, kids can get conked on the head and can become disoriented during play or sports activities. You may have even heard a concussion described as “he got…

Role Models are important

Role Models – Why parents are so important for young athletes! By Carol Frey, M.D. Role Models are important. And as a parent the definition of good role models is even more important. Playing sports is an emotional experience for kids. It builds character. Winning and losing teaches kids about the joy and disappointment in…

Our knees are complicated structures. Knee injections become necessary when the lubricating fluid in our knees – the hyaluronic acid – has decreased production 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…

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…

In July 2017 our own Dr. Carol Frey was interviewed for a story for “Parents” magazine on mothers often silently suffer from shoes that are too tight, don’t fit, make you wince. “The Secret Bunion Society” made a real splash. And since Dr. Frey is the director of foot and ankle surgery at West Coast…

Every athlete has experienced muscle fatigue. A tough game, a hard run, a long tennis match. It feels good while you are doing it, but the next day can be painful. Your body is screaming for recovery, and you should listen! Watching the many games the soccer players had to play over the last couple…

post-op protocol

Learn Why Platelet Rich Plasma Is The Most Effective Treatment Method For Knee Osteoarthritis! Generally, treatment modalities include nonpharmacological, pharmacological, and surgical approaches. Intrarticular platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has emerged as a promising treatment for early stages of knee OA, here is why: PRP can accelerate the physiological recovery process, relieve pain, and contains anti-inflammatory and…

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