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…

Football

Would I let my son play Football? Americans love football! – But would I let my son play football? – There is a great deal of passion surrounding the sport of for the players and the fans. I believe that the football experience should not be taken away from the kids who want to play….

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…

ELBOW INJURIES: WHY LONG-TOSS DISTANCES MUST BE MONITORED MORE CLOSELY elbow bones Elbow injuries are common among baseball players. But even day to day activities – especially when repetitive – can cause elbow injuries. At the West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine we and try to keep our fingers on the pulse…

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…

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…

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…

  To put overuse injuries into perspective, imagine you are painting a fence. It’s not a chore you do often, but in the spring you slap another coat on, repeating the brush strokes up and down, up and down, for the better part of the day. How does your shoulder feel the next day? A…

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