Common Shoe Lacing Patterns by Carol Frey, M.D. Foot and Ankle specialist Chances are that you learned how to lace your shoes in kindergarten and haven’t thought about shoe laces since. Given all the differences and idiosyncrasies in feet, one lacing pattern for shoes couldn’t possibly fit the needs of everyone. In fact, certain lacing…

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…

World Cup Fever The Soccer World Cup is in full swing in Russia right now. The biggest sporting event in the world features the best of the world. Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar. But with great games come harsh soccer injuries. And that’s often times due to overuse and acute traumatic injuries. Overuse injuries occur over time…

Ask the doctor   More and more patients visit us and complain about chronic pain in their joints or feet these days. Reason enough to share some thoughts what might be causing the pain, and how it can be treated. Often times we diagnose arthritis as the cause of pain in joints and feet. Arthritis…

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