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…

football

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…

Foot Pain: Injured athlete sitting on a wooden floor

California High School Injury Study An injury study among California High Schools reveals – ankles and knees are most vulnerable when it comes to injuries among High School students. This is the conclusion of an injury study my colleagues Keith Feder, MD, and Jill Sleight, ATC (a certified athletic trainer), and I conducted. We reported…

agility

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…

The mental game - the X-factor

The Mental Game – The most important X-factor in sports By Carol Frey M.D. A sound sports program will provide an environment where kids can develop physically and emotionally. And by emotionally, I mean the mental aspects of sport. It’s tricky. After passion, the mental game is probably the most important X factor. The young…

injury in sports

Training to Win: How to stay off the injury list By Dr. Carol Frey Kids’ sports injuries can be prevented in the majority of cases. Some sports injuries can even be predicted. Because more kids are participating year-around in multiple sports or specialized and participating in elite travel teams. The opportunity for injury has increased…

cartilage

is an expert when it comes to treating “jumper’s knee” and ,,Osgood-Schlatter” Lesson in Sports Medicine: Here is what you need to know when your doctor is talking to you about “Jumper’s Knee” and ,,Osgood-Schlatter” JUMPER’S KNEE Quadriceps and patellar tendinitis are both considered “jumper’s knee”. This injury is an inflammation of the quadriceps tendon….

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…

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