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Dr. John Kayvanfar

Sports Medicine
Encino, CA
47 years experience male

Locations

Office

Los Angeles, CA

Address

16573, Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of California

Aetna

CHAMPUS

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

Health Net Of California

About

Bio

Under graduate URI and U. of wisconsin Chemistry Major Pahlavi University MD Kingston General Hospital Canada Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati Bronx Lebanon Medical center University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ

Specialties
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Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

English, Persian, Russian

Doctor Q&A

129 Answers
80 Agrees
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
See your PCP: The only time I have seen that, been from gout or myeloprolifrtive conditions which cause herperactive bone marrow and thin the cortex of sternum and ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
See a neurologist to: You may had problem in the neck too since having problems in the arm,
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Depends: Every thing need to be done with moderation. Excessive exercise would eventually changes and lower you metabolic rate, and eventually causes weight ga... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: You an play soccer with minimal pain. Whoever any sports that requires shoulder motion will cause more pain. Any cause of pain needs to be diagnosed a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: Most common problem is tendonitis. But this should occur rarely under normal circumstances. Place ice on the area that hurts for 15 minutes and stretc... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Way you are comfort: Initially for the first day may be sleeping on your back would help if there would be any bleeding from sugery to happen, however after that sleep an... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
See suggestion: Simple up and down range of motion/ up and down exercise. After four weeks follow this be stationary bike exercise.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
See answer: Exercise in moderation is the best way to achieve you goal. Using any protein source, I am not in favor of, because you do not know the exact source,... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: Any pain lasting more than three weeks is called chronic pain. Sciatica is the pain caused pressure on the sciatic nerve roots in the spine from exter... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to the answer: There are natural anti inflammatory agents/food, they may be helpful and not. They are grapefruit, cinnamon, garlic, turmeric, and cumin. Back pain ha... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Very much: Very much. That is why under extreme circumstances, specially dangerous one your body produces it to keep you very alert with increase heart rate.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Topical analgesics: Most common one is bengay cream or any other one has salicylate or other anti inflammatory medicine like diclofonate. Keep neck warm at all times.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: This is usually due to disc herniation form your neck. You can try over the door cervical traction with 10 lbs of water for 10 minutes once or twice a... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: This is very vague question. Back of the heel, or bottom of the heel. Usually should heal within four weeks. If persist beyond that time, refer to a p... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: Causes are either autonomic nervous system, cardiac, and vascular system. Also could be due to middle ear problem secondary due to virus or other caus... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Try to have fun: Too much stress during any game without fun may cause too much acid and cause your feeling. Do not also drink too much water or eat before the game.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: Depend on the size off the chip and stability of ankle. I generally recomend a u shaped ankle brace in tennise shoe for 4 to 6 weeks.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
See below: For a moderate size(expanded) after three or four days of gentle heath do nothing. Body will clear it in 8 to 10 weeks. If hematoma is big and not la... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Lumbago: Running on hard surfaces is like jack knifing on the spine. Specially if you also do weight lifting, will destroy lower back. That is why you never se... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Have healthy habits: You can not loose wt. Just in one place. Avoid wheat, corn, white rice products, juices, sodas, fast food, and cereals. Also do specific thigh exercis... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: Do everything with moderation. Do not do it, when it is windy, and cold.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Moderation: Nowadays exercise is over rated. If too much was great, all retired unprofessional sports should the the healthiest people, but they are not. Sport a... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Head injury: Since there a chance for internal bleeding into brain, they need to be checked and observed, if bleeding happens people need an emergency surgery.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Cartilage nutrition: After any joint surgery it is advisable to start motion asap, because if you do not use it, you loose it. If motion is not stated, people usually will... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to the answer: I do not believe there is a direct relationship between color and back pain. Color of urine is related to color of food, fruit and vegetable mostly yo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: Need to stablish the cause. In general a back brace, and exercise is a good start. If pain persists refer to your physician.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Ice and stretch: Depending on the cause, usually, ice pack calms the muscles in spasm. Gentle stretching is the second best to follow. But if pain persists refer to yo... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: Scoliosis is congenital abnormal spine curvature, curvature usually increases one degree per year in adulthood. Small curves do not cause pain , larg... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Strain Hamstring: There is is either contusion hamstring or plantris rupture. Crutches for three weeks and ice would do both heal. If Achilles is intact/heal cord you a... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to amswer: You may have either torn meniscus, gout, or rheumatoid condition. Stay away from chicken , turkey, fish and alcohol for two weeks. If problem persist... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: Syndesmosis is refereed to ligaments connection between tibia and fibula bone in legs. Fractured is a break. Metatarsal is the bone in the foot.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: It is a complicated issue> best is to see a good pcp. Food is gmo are causing a lot of problems.Change all your food to none gmo. Do not take any c... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: Plantar fascists rarely happens as a results of sports. In our practice we have seen as a results of other condition the most common cause is gout( ur... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: This is very rare. I have found no cause for this yet. However our experience points to inflammatory conditions.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Plantar fascitis: The most common cause is too fast training, and shoe with no arch support. Second cause low thyroid (tsh needs to be less than 2.0. Your uric acid may... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
No: There is no relationship between the two. However there are common causes. For example diabetes could cause back pain, and cause retinopathy and cata... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: Blood pressure of above 130top#, and above 90 the lower# is high blood pressure.High BP must be treated. Once treated can do most sports. Recommend ex... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: This is usually called plantar fasciaitis. The cause is very complicated. Can try a good insole, with cold pack and stretch. If that does not work, th... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to PCP: Auto immune disorders are usually the couse of hand pain, among them is gout, and RA and ... see if you can see a rhumatologist too.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Get a second openion: Usually within 6 weeks after ACLsurgery should be walking. If aproblem exist in walking and therapist does can not expalin a second openion is agood i... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: Staying healthy and trim is not about calorie count, it is about what you eat.Stay away from all gmo foods.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
See your PCP: Usually if you have not exercised for while your muscle soreness is normal, but go away within less than a week. If persists seek medical attention.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
See your PCP: Sacroilitis are always inflammatory in nature either urinary tract infection with no symptoms or auto immune disorder.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Doing: Doing pull-ups or hanging from a bar for 10-15 second a day prevents progression of curves.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: Stay away from gmo food (cereals, juices fast foods and sodas) do crunching exercises.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: Walking, dancing, friendly basketball.Most importent is healthy eating: no gmo food. A lot of raw sunflower seeds and raw nuts.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: Fat is a factor of what we eat. Stay away from all cereals, fast food, juices, and sodas, aerobic exercises generally tones muscles. Abdominal muscl... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: There are a few possibilities.Use ice and stretch see your doctor to check your uric acid, hba1c, esr, crp, ccp, ana, and tsh. If any abnormal cause... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: I would not use it. On line could not find ingredients in it. You must know exactly what is in it, what are the sources, inorder to see how it is meta... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 47 years experience
Refer to answer: There is an new arthritis we have been seeing in the hip for the seven years. Work up indicates is auto immune disorder. Have your dr. Run cbc, diff,... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kayvanfar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kayvanfar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Aug 28, 2012
Very clever
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My post had nothing to do with Crohn's disease and your response had nothing to do with my question. Stay on topic.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) can barely fit into my normal shoes thank you for the insight! Eric
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I didn't feel sore nor dehydrated. I also ran a half marathon 3 weeks prior.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Shiraz University Faculty of Medicine AKA Pahlavi University, Iran
Graduated 1975MD

Residency

UMDNJ UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Sports Medicine Specialist , First Place, California - Summer
2013

Publications

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