bunions

By Stephanie Stephens, AARP Bunions are a major problem for millions of Americans. Gayle Lloyd’s right foot has been bump-free ever since October 2021, when the St. Leonard, Maryland, resident decided to have the protrusion removed with minimally invasive surgery. Like approximately one-third of American adults, Lloyd, 63, had a bunion — a painful, bony…

ultrasound

Musculoskeletal ultrasound is the painless alternative to diagnose ailments. Dr. Keith Feder, Dr. Carol Frey and the West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine routinely uses musculoskeletal ultrasound to diagnose and manage a number of ailments and conditions for our patients in Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Using this technique often eliminates the…

wrist pain is no fun

Wrist & Hand Pain can limit your ability to work and exercise. And let’s be honest, who hasn’t felt it before – wrist pain. NO other “instrument” is used more frequently than our wrists. We use them every day of our life. And if they hurt, we are in trouble. Dr. Keith Feder and his team…

football season

Football steps into high gear: The Super Bowl is upon us. Millions of fans watch the last game on television, excited to see their stars score and find the way to glory. Every little boy in America dreams to be the next big NFL star. And as parents we want to support that dream, but…

arthritis in the knee

Arthritis in the knees typically refers to osteoarthritis, a progressive wearing away of the cartilage that cushions the bones in the knee joint. The condition affects an estimated 14 million adults who experience knee arthritis symptoms such as pain and stiffness. But osteoarthritis doesn’t have to sideline you. It can be treated effectively with proper…

ACL

ACL tears in young children are on the rise. While reconstructive surgery is usually used in adults, non-operative treatment is recommended for children, at least initially. While a child is still growing, their joints are very different than a fully-grown adult. They are different anatomically and physiologically in many ways.  Children knee injuries including Anterior…

video games

Video Games CAN be harmful to your health. Read here, why! 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. And during the pandemic, a lot more kids spent way too much time in front of…

foot problems

Foot problems are more common than a lot of people think. Eight out of 10 people will have foot problems in their lives. The most common ailments are bunions, hammer toes, corns, ingrown toenails and pain problems of the forefoot and heel. Conservative treatment or treatment without the use of surgery, is usually the first…

arthritis

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…

bunions

The secret bunion society (Source: Parents Magazine, Leslie Goldman) I didn’t schedule an appointment with a podiatrist until the pain in my right big toe had morphed into an excruciating jolt that shot through my foot with every step I took. Diagnosis: a bunion. Surgery involving a bone saw and screws was the only lasting…

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