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Why Am I Having Back Spasms?

You know that painful, cramping, tightening feeling that bursts through your muscles. Maybe it’s happened when you’re exercising or doing physical labor, or maybe it comes at random, just here and there. Why are you experiencing these back spasms? There are a variety of causes for back spasms. If it usually happens during or directly after […]

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What Is Joint Replacement and Why Has There Been an Increase in Surgeries?

Joint replacement surgeries were traditionally reserved for the elderly, but they’re becoming increasingly common among younger patients. What accounts for the sudden rise?  Many people assume that joint replacement surgery is only for the elderly, but in fact, an increasing number of younger patients have begun to opt for the procedure in recent years. A 2014 […]

Water Aerobic Exercises

Water Aerobic Exercises For Everyone

Often times, water aerobics are assumed to be a workout for the elderly only. However, working out in water has many benefits, even for younger athletes. The reason water aerobics are so popular for the older population is because it is such a low-impact workout. The water takes weight off of your joints, and resistance […]

frozen shoulder

What Is Frozen Shoulder?

Many people find themselves with frozen shoulder after they’ve injured their shoulder, usually after a car accident or sports injury. Frozen shoulder is a complex disease that can affect anyone for 1-2 years. If you have frozen shoulder, it will go through phases of pain, at first causing you extreme pain that may make you […]

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Your Purse Is Causing More Damage Then You Think

Neck and back pain are by far the most common orthopedic conditions. And probably the most common way women strain their necks and pull their backs is by carrying a purse. While many patients seek some sort of treatment for back and neck pain, many are unaware that they are also causing significant damage to […]

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Get Back Into Your Workout Routine Injury Free

As Spring approaches, we all face the daunting task of getting ourselves back into our workout routine. Orthopedic injuries often occur for the first time when suddenly changing your workout regimen or increasing your activity level. Here are some tips to make getting back into the swing of things easily and pain free. Pace yourself. The most […]

Winter Injuries

Winter Injuries: Icy Slips And Falls

Winter can be a daunting time of year for the thousands of Americans who have suffered serious injury from slips or falls due to icy weather. Unfortunately, even a small slip on a patch of ice can result in an injury that can cause chronic pain or other musculoskeletal issues for a lifetime. At NY […]

bunion pain

What Is A Bunion?

If you’ve noticed that your big toe has started to bend inward and has a bump near its joint, you may have a bunion. Bunions are common and painful bony bumps located on the inner side of the foot at the big toe joint. Pressure on the big toe can cause it to bend toward […]

Epidural Steroid Injection

What Are Epidural Steroid Injections?

What Are Epidural Steroid Injections? Epidural steroid injections are a treatment for pain, commonly given for chronic painful disc and nerve conditions in the back. The injected steroid serves to treat inflammation and nerve compression, which are the main causes of pain. When conservative pain treatments have been used, but have not relieved the pain, […]

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10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods For Arthritis And More

Many people suffer from diseases or conditions that cause chronic and daily pain from the inflammation they cause. Arthritis, tendinitis, Crohn’s disease, spondylitis, are just a few chronic conditions that include painful inflammation. Of course, managing pain and inflammation is best done conservatively. Many people have had success in alleviating their chronic inflammation by incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into […]

hip pain in women

5 Causes Of Hip Pain For Women

Hip pain is common in women of all ages, and can be present any of a large variety of reasons. Here, we’ve listed five of the most common conditions that result in hip pain for women. Women’s bone and joint health can be a unique specialty, so at NYBJ we have doctors and staff highly […]

ACL tear

Did I Tear My ACL?

Anterior Cruciate Ligaments, or ACLs, are very common areas of injury for athletes. Patients often come to NY Bone and Joint convinced that they’ve torn their ACL. ACL tears can cause serious pain and need to be treated by an orthopedic specialist like Dr. Leon E. Popovitz, MD, properly, or it will become a reoccurring problem. […]

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What’s The Difference Between A Rotator Cuff Tear And Tendinitis?

The Rotator Cuff is a common location for injury, especially for those who play sports often. Rotator Cuff muscles and tendons support the shoulder joint, which is relatively unstable and easily damaged from overuse. Athletes will most often come to NY Bone and Joint Specialists with either Rotator Cuff Tendinitis or a tear in their […]

Hammertoe

What Is A Hammertoe?

A hammertoe refers to a deformity of the second, third or fourth toe in which the toe is bent to the side at the middle joint. While a hammertoe may be corrected conservatively at first, it may begin to cause pain or discomfort and become fixed in its position if not treated. At this point, […]

Revision Total Knee Replacement

Revision Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement surgery is one of many very successful operations in orthopaedic surgery, but over the time it can fail. There can be multiple reasons. It can be infection, loosening and wear of implants, instability, stiffness of the knee and fracture around the prosthesis. Multiple tests are performed to find the cause of pain […]

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