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hip and joint pain

How to Recognize the Symptoms of (and Seek Treatment for) a Hip Labral Tear

Hip labral tears occur when the acetabular labrum — the cartilage surrounding the socket of the hip joint —  is frayed or ruptured. They can stem from a number of causes, but they’re most often a product of hip impingement: a pinching of the labrum caused by friction between the head of the femur and the socket […]

5 Easy Adjustments to Avoid Back Injuries During Weightlifting

From rows to squats, the back plays a critical role in many weightlifting exercises — and developing strong back muscles can help you push yourself farther at the gym for a wide variety of lifts. As with any part of your body, it’s impossible to keep your back completely safe from injury while you’re working […]

Baseball

An Orthopedic Surgeon’s Top Tips to Prevent 7 Common Baseball Injuries

While baseball might not seem like a particularly dangerous sport to most — after all, it doesn’t have the hard hits of football or the fast pace of soccer — baseball players do sustain their fair share of injuries, many of which are preventable. To help you stay safe on the diamond, we’ve broken down […]

Physical Therapy

Are You at a High Risk of Suffering a Patellar Dislocation?

As one of the body’s workhorse joints, the knee is essential to a vast range of sports and activities. Since it does so much heavy lifting, however, it’s also susceptible to an array of injuries. One knee injury that can be particularly devastating to athletes is a patellar dislocation. The patella (or kneecap) is a small […]

A Soccer Player's Guide to ACL Tears

A Soccer Player’s Guide to ACL Tears (and How to Avoid Them!)

As the World Cup draws closer, it’s easy to understand what makes soccer the world’s most popular sport. With its fast pace, simple rules, and pick-up game readiness (all you need is a ball!), it’s an accessible and thrilling pastime for millions around the world. Like any sport, however, soccer has its fair share of injuries. […]

Muscle Stiffness

What Causes Muscle Stiffness — and How to Get Rid of It

It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional athlete or a nine to fiver: nearly everyone has experienced muscle stiffness at some point in their lives. Whether it hits you in the morning the day after a serious workout or after a long day at the office, it can leave you with debilitating pain and discomfort […]

Bone health - Osteoporosis

4 Early Signs That Your Bone Health May Be Declining

When it comes to bone health, it’s difficult to know just how in shape we are. While keeping our bones healthy is the key to remaining active and well into our elderly years, bone density scans are not a part of our annual checkup and they may start getting them when it has become too […]

The Athlete's Checklist for ACL Surgery Preparation and Recovery

The Athlete’s Checklist for ACL Surgery Preparation and Recovery

It’s no surprise that professional athletes tend to be in much better shape than those of us who don’t play sports for a living — but what might seem more puzzling is that they also seem to recover more rapidly from injuries. Think of D’Angelo Russell, the Brooklyn Nets’ star point guard. After suffering a […]

back pain

What Causes Sciatic Nerve Pain?

Ever experienced an ache or pain in your lower back region? You’re not in alone: in fact, 31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain at any given moment, and its interference in nearly every aspect of a patient’s life makes it the single leading cause of disability in the world. That’s why lower back pain should […]

An In-Depth Look at the 6 Most Common Knee Injuries

An In-Depth Look at the 6 Most Common Knee Injuries

As the largest joint in the body, the knee is essential to many basic activities, including walking, playing sports, and simply sitting down. Since the knee is so intrinsic to our mobility, however, it’s much more prone to injury than other joints in the body — making proper care all the more important. To help you better […]

Dr. Leon Popovitz Discusses Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear Symptoms and Recovery

Dr. Leon Popovitz Discusses Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear Symptoms and Recovery

Torn rotator cuffs are among the most common injuries we see at New York Bone & Joint. The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons that connect the upper arm bone to the socket of the shoulder joint. These tendons provide the arm with much of its range of motion. Unsurprisingly, torn rotator cuffs […]

What Is Tendonitis, and How Is It Treated?

What Is Tendonitis, and How Is It Treated?

Tendonitis is a common problem, affecting athletes, office workers, and musicians alike. Indeed, it can affect almost any part of the body, though it’s most common in the tendons of the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and knees. Some of the most frequent types include patellar tendinitis (or “jumper’s knee”), lateral epicondylitis in the elbow (or “tennis elbow”), and Achilles tendinitis. As […]

Partial vs Total Knee Replacement: What You Need to Know

Partial vs Total Knee Replacement: What You Need to Know

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the first knee replacement surgery. In the half century since then, the procedure has helped millions of people regain strength and mobility in their knees, dramatically improving their quality of life. As common as this procedure is, however, many people are still unaware of the distinctions between partial and total knee […]

Graphic: Dr. Leon Popovitz Discusses Shoulder Impingement Surgery and Recovery

Graphic: Dr. Leon Popovitz Discusses Shoulder Impingement Surgery and Recovery

Shoulder impingement is a common cause of pain and discomfort in the shoulder, but there’s a good chance that you’ve never heard of it by that name — instead, this condition is often referred to as swimmer’s shoulder, tennis shoulder, or thrower’s shoulder. Regardless of the name by which you know it, shoulder impingement almost always […]

Predictors for ACL Injuries Differ Between Men and Women

Predictors for ACL Injuries Differ Between Men and Women

New research indicates that women are more likely than men to suffer an ACL tear.

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