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NY Giants’ Odell Beckham Fractures His Ankle

We have been following the NY GIant’s wide receiver,Odell Beckham, and his ankle troubles for some time now. Last week, he aggravated an old ankle injury, which was almost to be expected since recurring ankle injuries are so common. However, this weekend Odell suffered a nasty fall, completely twisting his ankle leading to an immediate diagnosis of […]

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Odell Beckham’s Recurring Ankle Injury

Odell Beckham had to leave practice early this week after aggravating an old ankle injury. Beckham sustained an ankle sprain during the season opener in Dallas. Since healing, he’s reported pain in the area that has interfered with his performance. Because ankle sprains are such a common injury, many do not realize how vital physical […]

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Your Wrist Pain Could Be From De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a swelling of the tendons that run through the inner portion of the wrist to the thumb. When these tendons become irritated, they cause significant pain in the wrist and thumb area. Tendons can become restricted when the protective tunnel they run through swells, tightening around them. The exact cause of […]

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What Is A Medial Branch Nerve Block?

If you’ve visited an interventional pain management specialist for chronic back pain, your physician may have suggested performing a Medial branch nerve block for pain. But what is it exactly? Many spinal conditions that affect our facet joints, or the joints that connect the vertebrae of our spine, can impinge upon the nerves that surround our spine. […]

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Dr. Michael Mizhiritsky Recognized As 2017 Top Doctor

New York Bone and Joint Specialist’s co-founder and NYC’s top rated physiatrist, Dr. Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, has been named a 2017 Top Doctor. The Top Doctor Award honors those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care. Dr. Mizhiritsky is named a Top Doctor because of his renown as one of […]

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How Can I Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage situated on the palm side of the wrist that connects forearm to hand. Nerves and a tendon crosses through this passageway. The compression of the median nerve in this area is carpal tunnel syndrome. The compression can be caused by multiple factors including underlying […]

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What Is Hip Bursitis?

Hip pain is common for bikers, runners, other athletes and the elderly. Hip bursitis is very often the cause of this hip pain, and usually is fairly easy to treat. Bursitis is the inflammation of the bursae which are little jelly like sacs found near joints and bony areas throughout the body such as our knees, elbows shoulders and hips. […]

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Avoid Lower Back Pain While Biking

Nothing beats long bike rides throughout the fall months. However, hours spent in a bike seat can lead to some lower back pain. Here’s how to quickly deal with lumbar spine aches and pains so you can keep biking this season. Use Proper Posture Make sure your back is arched slightly outward. Your arms should not […]

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What Is Lumber Arthritis?

The facet joints on either side of the five lumbar vertebrae are susceptible to arthritis in elderly patients. Lumbar arthritis is inflammation of these joints, often brought about after years of wear on the bones. Swelling in the facet joints will compress nerves in the area and irritate surrounding tissues as well as damage the […]

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Should I Use Heat Or Ice To Relieve My Pain?

After a joint or muscle injury, it is common to treat inflammation, swelling, and pain with cold and/or heat therapy. When is it right to use cold therapy vs. heat therapy? Can you use both on the same injury? COLD OR ICE THERAPY Ice or a cold compress is recommended for severe muscle spasms, bruising, […]

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Weightlifting Injuries: Shoulder Damage

Lifting weights or weight training is one of the most common reasons for shoulder pain. Often, a weightlifter will make an injury worse over time because the injuries acrue gradually and pain is only felt in a later stage of injury. LABRAL Tears or SLAP Tears – are very common among those that lift weights in […]

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Weightlifting Injuries: IT Band Syndrome

The IT band is a piece of tissue that runs from our pelvis to the top of our shin bone. When the IT band is overworked it becomes tight and rubs against our thigh bone as we move. This causes symptoms such as: Pain at the outer hip, knee, or leg Swelling at the outer […]

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Shoulder and Knee Injuries In Football

Chances are you’ll be joining your friends or family in at least one backyard game of football at this time of year. At NY Bone and Joint, we see the most injuries from our collegiate and amateur football players. It is the number one injury causing sport and players will most commonly damage their knees […]

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What Is A Hip impingement?

A hip impingement is technically called femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and it is the most common hip injury for young athletes. A hip impingement occurs when something causes the ball and socket joint of the hip to pinch the cartilage surrounding it, causing pain throughout the groin. WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MY HIP JOINT? There are multiple types of femoroacetabular impingement. […]

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Should I Have Surgery For My SLAP Tear?

Have you been recently diagnosed with a SLAP tear or a Shoulder Labral tear? Have you been recommended to undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair your injury? Many people see an orthopedic surgeon and are given the diagnosis of SLAP or labral tear. They receive the orthopedist’s recommendations on treatment and they come home unsure about what to […]

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