The New York Bone & Joint Specialists Blog

healing an MCL tear

How to Heal an MCL Tear

An MCL tear or rupture can be a debilitating injury, but it often responds well to conservative treatment options like physical therapy.

martial arts injuries

An Orthopedic Specialist’s Guide to Preventing Martial Arts Injuries

Martial arts like karate and jiu-jitsu have grown in popularity — and so have injuries associated with these strenuous workouts.

preventing dance injuries

Dance Injuries Are More Common Than You’d Think — Here’s How to Stay Safe

Dancing builds muscle strength and flexibility — but dancers must be careful if they want to sidestep serious injuries.

knee replacement

Do I Need a Knee Replacement?

If you’re experiencing persistent pain in your knee, it might be time to consider knee replacement surgery.

CrossFit Injuries

Safety Tips for CrossFitters

As the popularity of CrossFit has risen, so have injuries associated with the intense workout.

tennis injuries

How to Avoid 4 Common Tennis Injuries

As New York City warms up for the summer, tennis players are taking to the courts. Here’s how to prevent some common injuries from interrupting the game.

back pain sleeping

Why Does My Back Hurt When I Sleep?

Is your back pain keeping you up at night? Here’s how to adjust your position for a good night’s sleep.

summer sports injuries

How to Prevent Summer Sports Injuries

New Yorkers often take advantage of the warmer months to step up their exercise routines. Here’s how athletes can stay in top shape this summer.

IT Band Syndrome

Suffering from Hip and Knee Pain? It Could be IT Band Syndrome

IT band syndrome affects runners and office workers alike. Here’s how patients can identify the condition and reduce their discomfort. 

surgery for meniscus tears

Surgery Most Effective in Treating Meniscus Tears, Study Finds

A new study suggests that surgery may be the best option for a torn meniscus in the knee. But is it the right treatment for you?

sports injuries

An Orthopedic Specialist’s Guide to Preventing Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are common but avoidable — if you take the proper precautions before heading out on the field.

arthroscopic shoulder surgery

Here’s Why You Don’t Need to Stress About Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder arthroscopy is a safe and effective procedure — today’s minimally invasive techniques shorten recovery times and reduce the risk of complications. Shoulder injuries can be painful and debilitating, and the prospect of undergoing surgery to correct the problem just adds to the stress for many patients. Fortunately, orthopedic surgeons now employ arthroscopic techniques that […]

swollen knee

Why Is My Knee Swollen?

Swelling in the joints can be traced to a number of injuries or chronic conditions. Here are some of the most common.

degenerative disc disease

Everything You Need to Know About Degenerative Disc Disease

Is your back pain caused by degenerative disc disease? Our guide outlines common symptoms and effective treatment options.

signs of an ACL Tear

5 Signs You Might Have an ACL Tear

ACL tears are common among athletes, but anyone can be affected by this debilitating knee injury.

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