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Runners Beware: Iliotibial Band Syndrome

If you’re getting back into your outdoor running routine this spring, iliotibial band syndrome is an injury you’ll want to avoid. It commonly affects runners, especially those who intensify their workout without stretching properly. Take care to ease your body back into your runs and try the stretches your physical therapist recommends if your start feeling aches […]

Young People Get Neck Pain Too

As we get older, we will develop wear and tear, degeneration, or osteoarthritis in many areas, including the spine. This may cause stiffness and pain. However, there are many sources and structures that can cause pain way before arthritis is seen. Neck pain in young, healthy adults is a very common symptom. If you fall asleep on […]

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Radiofrequency Ablation: A Solution To Stubborn Back Pain

A majority of Americans suffer from back pain and many find it hard to achieve long lasting relief. Conservative treatments, such as physical therapy or anti-inflammatory medications is often not enough to relieve pain and spasms for more than half of patients that suffer from chronic spine conditions. Fortunately for those with arthritis, nerve compression, […]

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Why Is My Hand Numb?

Most of us have woken up in the morning, or even in the middle of the night with our hand or arm asleep. What does it mean? Numbness and tingling (sensation of pins and needles) usually means some kind of a nerve problem. Many of us sleep in a fetal position, with our wrists flexed […]

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Why Do I Hear My Hip Snapping And Popping?

Do you wonder why you may hear your hip snap when you walk or feel a popping sensation when you get up from a chair? Snapping hip syndrome or dancer’s hip, is a common condition for the elderly and athletes alike. You will know that you have snapping hip syndrome is you literally hear snapping, […]

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How Golfers Should Handle Back Pain

With the warm weather comes the oppurtunity to get out your golf clubs. While there are few things more exciting than the return of perfect golfing weather, many will also experience the return of back pain. Professionals and weekend golfers alike often feel the aches and strains of their swing on their back and neck. […]

Treat A Rotator Cuff Tear Early

Treat A Rotator Cuff Tear Early

The Rotator Cuff is a group of important tendons in the shoulder that are responsible for the stability and strength of the shoulder. Rotator Cuff disease has various stages and levels of damage to these tendons. The symptoms are pain with overhead activities, night pain, biceps inflammation, weakness and limited motion. The early stages of Rotator Cuff […]

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Should You Be Wearing A Back Belt Or Brace?

Many rely on back belts when exercising, and many others at work. But, do they work? There is no definitive proof in medical literature one way or another. Someone that has no back pain may wear a back belt to avoid or prevent injury. If the belt is tightened only during strenuous activity, it increases awareness of […]

NYBJ Sponsors The Wheatley Cybercats at the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition

NYBJ Sponsors The Wheatley Cybercats at the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition

New York Bone and Joint Specialists was proud to sponsor the talented young men and women of the Wheatley Cybercats Robotics team as they competed in the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition this past Saturday. After months of hard work and ingenuity, the Wheatley team landed a place in FIRST Robotics, the nation’s most prestigous robotics competition, where high schools […]

Common Running Injuries and Treatments

Common Running Injuries and Treatments

Whether you’re a beginner or an avid runner dedicated to training, there are some injuries you are bound to encounter. Here are a few common running injuries and things one can do to treat it. Runner’s Knee – Another name for this is Iliotibial Band Syndrome. The name comes from the tendon that stretches from the […]

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What Is Nerve Compression?

Causes Nerve compression can be caused by external pressure, especially for extended periods of time. Examples include resting your arm on a bar or chair, resting elbows on tables or desks, prolonged used of crutches, or similar actions that have the same effect. It also can be caused by rapid weight gain or any condition […]

Treating versus Masking Pain

The Difference Between Treating And Masking Pain

Some aching here, a little twinge of pain there, we’ve all experienced aches and pains after exercise, a long week of work, or as the result of our bodies aging. What is your first reaction to these pains? Are you treating it or masking pain? According to WebMD and the American Gastroenterological Association, more than […]

Simply Sitting Can Cause Your Back Pain

Simply Sitting Can Cause Your Back Pain

You wake up in the morning, back stiff and with a dull ache. You get to work, trying to feel ready for the day, but your back is still bothering you. Sitting down at your desk, catching up on emails from the weekend, you try to forget about it. By the end of the day, […]

Rotator Cuff Tear

Should You Have Surgery For Your Rotator Cuff Tear?

Many patients visit their doctor for a shoulder injury and learn that they have a rotator cuff tear, but hesitate to go ahead with surgery to repair it. Your orthopedist will often recommend physical therapy for  tears that are not too severe, but conservative treatments may have their limits. Patients who continue to do overhead work […]

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The 4 Stages of Knee Arthritis

Although there are several forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is the form that most often affects the knees. OA causes the degeneration of the cartilage in the knee joint due to bony growths known as osteophytes. When this cartilage is damaged the result is the common symptoms associated with arthritis such as pain, swelling and stiffness in […]

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