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Join Our New Clinical Trial!

Learn about an exciting new clinical trial being run by New York Bone and Joint Specialists’ own Dr. Leon Popovitz.

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When Will My Sprained Ankle Heal?

A sprained ankle can be painful and debilitating, but luckily your recovery time will usually be short — especially if you take steps to protect your ankle as it heals!

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Is it a Sprain, Strain, or Tear?

Ouch! You hurt your ankle. But is it a sprain, strain, or tear? Here’s how to tell the difference between these similar tendon and ligament injuries — and how to treat them. 

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Thaw Your Frozen Shoulder with this Treatment Guide

Is a stiff shoulder making it difficult to do your daily activities? It’s time to get your frozen shoulder thawed.

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Going Bowling? Watch out for these Common Injuries

Bowling is a fun, competitive activity whether you’re playing with friends or on a team. But it also puts a lot of stress on your shoulders, wrists, hands, and elbows. 

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Tips for Avoiding Upper Body Gym Injuries

Upper body gym exercises like weightlifting can sometimes damage shoulders, elbows, and wrists. Fortunately, injuries are preventable if you take precautions.

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Experiencing Trigger Finger? Try Physical Therapy

Can’t move your finger? It could be due to an orthopedic condition known as trigger finger. Learn more about the causes and treatments. 

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Common Soccer Hand & Wrist Injuries to Stay Aware Of

Soccer may mostly be associated with the legs and feet, but that’s not the only place where injuries can happen. Your wrists and hands can be hurt too if you aren’t careful.

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Watch Out for These Common Summer Orthopedic Injuries

orthopedic injuries to arise. 

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Understanding Your Tailbone Pain: Causes and Treatments

Although tailbone pain is usually temporary, it can still be very uncomfortable. Luckily, there are measures you can take to ease the discomfort.

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Is Alcohol Causing My Back Pain?

Lower back pain and back spasms can have many causes. Could one of them be alcohol? Learn more:

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How to Prevent Common Basketball Injuries

Playing basketball is a hugely popular pastime — and for good reason! But if you aren’t careful, you can seriously injure yourself playing the game. Learn how to keep that from happening.

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Can a Standing Desk Reduce Back Pain?

Sitting at your desk all day can cause back pain. Will switching to a standing desk setup help? Read on to find out.

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Spring Cleaning and Orthopedic Injuries

Many orthopedic injuries happen in the home, and spring cleaning is a perfect time to strain your muscles and joints. Learn about the most common injuries and how to prevent them.

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Tips for Preventing Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are some of the most common and painful orthopedic injuries. But you can prevent ankle sprains if you’re careful! Learn how.

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