Avoid Knee Injuries On Your Biking Commute
As the weather warms, 7.7 million local commuters, will be biking to work. There’s no better way to get in some cardio, avoid stressful traffic and arrive to work energized. But with biking every morning, comes some potential injuries. Cycling poses some unique threats to the knees, one of the body’s most fragile joints. The […]
How Shoulder Replacements Work
Wondering exactly what happens during a shoulder replacement? Here’s how your orthopedic surgeon can restore your damaged, injured shoulder joint. The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint. The ball part is the upper part of the arm bone (humerus), which moves on the shallow socket part which is in the shoulder blade (scapula). […]
How Smoking Can Affect Recovery From Orthopedic Surgery
The recovery period after orthopedic surgery plays a huge role in how successful your surgery will be in relieving pain, correcting your injury, and repairing your range of motion. Following your orthopedic surgeon’s instructions regarding rest, medication, and rehabilitation programs are crucial. However, your habits before and after surgery also affect your recovery success. You may […]
Weightlifting Injuries: How To Treat Shoulder Impingement
Weightlifters often suffer from overuse injuries and strains, especially at the shoulder. Shoulder Impingements are perhaps the most common injuries a weightlifter sustains. Unfortunately, if a shoulder impingement is ignored it can cause severe pain and damage the joint to the point where surgery may be necessary. Here’s what every weightlifter should know about shoulder impingements. Weightlifters […]
What Is Flat Back Syndrome?
You may think that you are holding your spine straight when you practice good posture. The truth is, our spine needs two major curves to give us balance and mobility. Our lumbar spine curves inward, which is called lordosis, while our thoracic spine curves outward, called kyphosis. While it’s always important to sit up straight, […]
EMGs and E-Technology In Medicine
It’s understandable if the thought of an electrical current running through your body is a bit unsettling. However, “electro-technology” is increasingly popular. Why? Versatility. It’s powerful enough to be used in the medical realm but is also safe enough to be implemented into tech innovations for the average Joe. EMG (ELECTROMYOGRAPHY) Electro-technology is most commonly known […]
What Are Trigger Point Injections?
Trigger points are small, tender knots that can form in muscles or fascia (covering of the muscles). The myofascial pain syndrome is common painful muscle disorder caused by myofascial trigger points. The pain generated from these small knots is felt locally and in a referred pattern. They usually are associated with a chronic musculoskeletal disorder. […]
Dr. Leon E. Popovitz, MD awarded as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly
New York Bone and Joint Specialists is proud to say that co-founder Leon E. Popovitz, MD, has once again been named by Castle Connolly as a Top Doctor in the New York Metro Area-2017, in the field of Orthopedic Surgery. The award highlights the very best doctors in New York City over many specialties, in order to […]
How Do I Know That I Have I Rotator Cuff Tear?
So many times we hear about Rotator Cuff Tears or injuries. The term has become so common that nearly everyone that suffers a shoulder injury or shoulder pain becomes concerned; “Did I tear my Rotator Cuff?” But most people really do not know what that is exactly. It has just become commonplace to presume it will require […]
Do I Have Weightlifter’s Shoulder?
Weightlifting is a popular sport and workout for many, but it is also a strenuous activity for our musculoskeletal system. Our shoulder joints are specifically prone to injury when lifting heavy loads. Weightlifters shoulder, or AC joint osteolysis, is a gradual injury to the clavicle that can have serious implications if not treated by an orthopedist. Here’s […]
Recovery After Hip Replacement Surgery
The most common question asked by patients suffering from painful bone-on-bone hip arthritis is when they can return to their normal activities after hip replacement surgery. The recovery time after hip replacement surgery is multifactorial. It can vary from 2 to 6 months. Younger patients, active patients, patients with good control and strength of muscles […]
Preparing For The Brooklyn Half Marathon: Runner’s Knee
Without a doubt, you need a healthy set of knees to be a runner. The problem is, running puts a lot of stress on our knee joints: with every step we run high impact jolts the joints. This is why runner’s knee so commonly affects runners, from the Brooklyn Half Marathon Trainer to the morning jogger. Here’s […]
How To Treat A Cervical Herniated Disc
A Cervical Herniated Disc often causes neck pain for patients, usually 50 years or over. The seven vertebrae of the neck are stacked atop one another, separated by soft discs that provide cushioning between the bones. Aging, disease, or injury can damage these discs, which will result in pain, inflammation, and sometimes more severe symptoms. A […]
What Is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?
Many types of upper or mid back pain are caused by poor posture. Sitting or slumping for long periods of time can have a serious impact on or mid-spine, which can cause pain to radiate throughout our back, neck, head, and upper extremities. This condition is known as thoracic outlet syndrome. Your thoracic outlet is the […]
Brooklyn Half Marathon: Train Like A Pro
The Brooklyn Half Marathon is almost upon us and it will be an exciting race. On May 20th hundreds will gather at the Brooklyn Museum to start a 13.1-mile trail to the Coney Island boardwalk. Whether you are one of the top competitors for a medal at the Brooklyn half or just beginning marathon training for […]