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Rafael Nadal Overcomes Knee Injury With PRP Therapy To Win The US Open 2017

Rafael Nadal, one of the world’s top tennis players, has made it back into a Grand Slam final after two years of struggling with knee and wrist injuries. Last week Nadal proved he is back at the top of his game by winning the entire Men’s US Open, defeating Kevin Anderson in three straight sets. […]

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Tennis Injuries: Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome is a rather common hip injury affecting tennis players that is often mistaken for sciatica, due to similar symptoms. The Piriformis muscle is tiny, beginning at the base of our spine (sacrum) and attaching to the greater trochanter on our femur.  The piriformis assists the glutes in rotating our hip joints, allowing us to perform hip extensions […]

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Can Bones And Joints Really Predict Rain?

Many patients of New York Bone and Joint Specialists claim that they can feel a rain storm coming on in their bones, especially those with arthritis. In fact, it is scientifically proven that a large percentage of people with weakened bones or joints will feel an aching or throbbing prior to a change in weather. While the […]

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Kyle Edmund Experiences Game-Ending Back Spasm At US Open

Kyle Edmund was forced to forfeit his position at the US Open after a terrible back spasm right in the middle of an exciting match with rising star, Denis  Shapovalov. Back spasms are an unfortunately common ailment for everyone from the average desk worker to the elite athlete. Ironically, someone with a 9-5 desk job may start […]

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Djokovic Skips 2017 US Open Due To Elbow Injury

The US Open is upon us. For a few weeks, Americans will turn their attention toward the tennis leaderboards and cheer for up and coming stars, like Denis Shapovalov, and veterans, such as Venus Williams. However, one of the biggest names in tennis will be missing his first US Open since 2005 due to an elbow […]

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Boxing Injuries: Rotator Cuff Impingement

Aside from the physical injuries that boxers endure for their sport, many experience the same injuries that the average person may encounter. Because of the repetitious nature of their training, boxers commonly injure their shoulders. One of the most common shoulder injuries is rotator cuff impingement. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that […]

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Bryce Petty Diagnosed With Grade 1 MCL Sprain

Bryce Petty, The Jets’ star quarterback, was diagnosed with a Grade 1 MCL tear. What does this mean? Well, thankfully, Petty hasn’t torn any ligaments in the knee too significantly, which would have taken a long time to heal and probably have caused a recurrent issue. Having suffered a Grade 1 sprain, sustaining the least amount of […]

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What Is Tennis Elbow?

Many patients who have never even used a tennis racket experience the orthopedic issue known as tennis elbow. What tennis elbow really means is tendonitis of the tendon that connects our forearm muscle to the elbow joint. This tendon becomes inflamed when it is irritated by constant use of the elbow joint and arm muscles. Those […]

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What Is Functional Fitness?

While you may have just started hearing the term “functional fitness’ this is not a newly created fitness regimen. Functional fitness refers to training, meaning exercising to improve balance, strength, and endurance, to help make our everyday tasks easier. From lifting furniture to lifting your toddler, everyday activities do cause injury when your body is […]

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Biking Injuries: Lower Back Pain

Leaning over your bike for long rides will inevitably lead to lower back pain or stiffness. Low back pain from cycling can progress if you do not treat it properly, becoming chronic and causing further issues like spinal nerve compression or sciatica. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to prevent and treat low […]

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Why Does Denzel Perryman Need Ankle Surgery?

Denzel Perryman, linebacker for the LA Chargers, hobbled off the field Sunday after a severe ankle injury. Without any mention of a diagnosis, the Chargers announced he would need ankle surgery and will most likely be sitting out for the next 2 months. What injury may Perryman be facing? Well, ankle sprains are the most […]

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Running Injuries: Iliopsoas Syndrome

Runners often experience hip pain and one common cause is Iliopsoas Syndrome. This condition refers to tendonitis in the group of iliopsoas muscles that connect the hip and lower back. Often, runners experience groin pain from Iliopsoas Syndrome without knowing which muscles are causing the pain. Because the iliopsoas muscles are in such a crucial […]

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The Truth About Knee Osteoarthritis

It occurs nearly every day in the office. There is almost always someone that I have to inform that they have the degenerative disease: Knee Osteoarthritis. It sounds like such a scary diagnosis to a patient. Many patients, when they hear this, feel that this is the beginning of getting old or the start of […]

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The Truth About Meniscal Knee Injuries

Meniscus tears are common in young or middle-age athletes after sports injuries, or can happen in later age without any injury as a wear and tear process of the knee. There are two menisci in the knee: the medial (inner) and lateral (outer side of knee). It is a ‘C’-shaped rubber-type cushion in knee which […]

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Soccer Injuries: Hamstring Pull or Tear

Soccer players often experience trouble with their hamstrings. Constant running and sprinting can cause overuse injuries to the hamstring. The hamstring is a tendon that runs down the back of the thigh and attaches to the knee flexor muscles. It’s common for the tendon to be pulled and strained at this spot when overused. A strain […]

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