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Why Should I See A Physiatrist?

When will my doctor refer me to a physiatrist? Many outpatient physiatry practices focus on musculoskeletal, sports injuries, and pain management. PM&R physicians will see patients referred by doctors from all specialties, including orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, rheumatologists, and of course internal medicine, family practice, and urgent care physicians. Injuries to any part of the body, or any joint […]

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Running Injuries: Best Running Surfaces In NYC

Running is one of the best ways to stay fit, tone all areas of the body, burn calories, and relieve stress. As with any athlete, a runner is susceptible to pain and injury when pushing themselves to improve. Most setbacks can be avoided by choosing the right surfaces to run, optimizing your workout while reducing […]

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The Benefits Of Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic Surgery can be a useful opportunity for doctors to get a better look inside the joint of a patient who is experiencing pain or discomfort in a specific area. Rather than simply getting an X-ray to evaluate an injury, arthroscopy allows you to view the inside of the joint itself, and utilize small tools to […]

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Hip Labral Tears: What Are They and How Do They Happen?

The hip is a large ball and socket joint. The hip labrum is cartilage that lines the inside hip joint, protecting the head of the femur which rests in the socket. A hip labral tear can result from damage occurring either over time, or from a sudden injury. Hip labral damage can be serious, as it does […]

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PFPS Is The Most Common Culprit Of Knee Pain

The very most common reason for knee pain that any orthopedic surgeon sees is Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). Miraculously, it is the least understood knee condition. I’m sure nearly all of you have had some component of this condition but many of us suffer with it on a consistent basis. The most common complaint with PFPS is a […]

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods That Could Help Relieve Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is a condition that can cause much discomfort and pain, and affects over 350 million worldwide. The pain is usually chronic, but can flare up and become more intense from time to time. While anti-inflammatory medications can help, there are some natural methods to reduce inflammation as well, including certain foods. Here is a […]

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What Is Swimmer’s Shoulder?

Swimming shoulder is another term for shoulder impingement. The condition has earned its name because swimmers very commonly irritate their shoulders when swimming because of the constant rotation of the joint. If you’re an avid swimmer, chances are you have had or will have shoulder impingement. You may also experience this shoulder pain if you simply like to swim […]

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Your Shoulder Pain May Actually Be Coming From Bicep Tendinitis

Biceps tendinitis is an inflammation of the upper end of the long head of the biceps tendon. The biceps muscle in front of the arm has two tendinous origins in the shoulder: the long head from the glenoid (socket part of shoulder joint) and the short head from the coracoid bone (bone present in front […]

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Dr. Leon E. Popovitz Named A Leading Physician Of The World

The International Association of Healthcare has inducted Dr. Leon E. Popovitz into their newest publication of the Leading Physicians of the World as a global leader in sports medicine and arthroscopic orthopedic surgery of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Popovitz’ experience and skill with minimally invasive repair and reconstruction of the shoulder and knee has earned him a place […]

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Should I Get A Cortisone Shot For My Painful Shoulder?

I hear questions and concerns, very often, about cortisone shots for shoulder pain. Many patients want to know if it is safe. Others, simply are adamantly against it. So, what is the truth?

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Weightlifting Injuries: Herniated Discs

Weightlifters know back pain all too well. From belts to altered positions, to foam rolling, weightlifters need to constantly avoid and treat back aches and strains. Unfortunately, no method can guard your back and neck against injury 100% when you lift weights regularly. Because of this, the orthopedists and pain management specialists at New York Bone and Joint Specialists often […]

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How To Treat Hip Flexor Strains

Athletes from all sports backgrounds deal with tight hips or hip pain at some point. Hip flexors are the important muscles that attach our thigh bone, pelvis, and lumbar spine, enabling us to lift our legs as well as keep our hips and lower back stable. Because of their important role in balance and movement, […]

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Running Injuries: What Are Shin Splints?

Shin splints refer to lower leg pain, below the knee, presenting either on the outside of the leg, up front (anterior shin splints), or inside the leg (medial shin splints). Shins splints are most likely inflammation or small tears in the lower leg muscles or their connecting tendons. They show up commonly in runners, skiers, […]

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Weightlifting Injuries: Patellar Tendinitis

Knee pain is a common ailment for all athletes but weightlifters are especially prone to pain developing in the kneecap. This is frequently caused by a condition known as patellar tendonitis, which is essentially inflammation of the patellar tendon located directly under the kneecap. Patellar Tendinitis is often caused by squats, especially sumo position squats. To prevent patellar tendinitis, it […]

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The Importance of Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Being faced with recovery after an injury or orthopedic surgery can be daunting. Even after minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery, you may be anxious to get back to your usual exercise routine. The length of recovery time, and the pace you may return to full activity, are both contingent on the type of injury or surgery you have had. Regardless […]

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