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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 […]

thoracic outlet syndrome

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 […]

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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 […]

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How To Stay Healthy After Joint Replacement Surgery

While the human body’s ability to be versatile and resilient is well-proven, it certainly has some limitations. Whether it’s through aging, disease, injury or some other means, these bodies of ours eventually begin to wear out, and many times this leads to weakness, instability and pain in areas of our body that were previously healthy. […]

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Hip Replacements: What Is The Anterior Approach?

Hip replacement is a commonly performed procedure for painful bone-on-bone hip arthritis. Arthritis can be osteoarthritis (wear-and-tear type), rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory), post-traumatic, avascular necrosis or others. Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged socket (acetabulum) is reamed and the damaged head part (femoral head) is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. The artificial joint […]

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How Do I Know If I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Everybody has heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, but a common misconception is that all wrist and hand pain are carpal tunnel syndrome. The truth is carpal tunnel has a very specific presentation. Carpal tunnel is a narrow passage situated on the palm side of the wrist that connects forearm to hand. Nerves and a tendon cross […]

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Hip Pain In Young Adults

Hip pain in young adults (16-50 years of age) is a very common condition in sports-active individuals. Any persistent hip pain in young adults is not normal and should be evaluated by a doctor. Common causes of hip pain in young adults are labral tear, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI hip impingement), developmental dysplasia, AVN (avascular necrosis), early arthritis, muscle or […]

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Do I Have Chronic Neck Pain?

Many of us have a sore or aching neck at the end of the day. This could be the result of a variety of things: bad posture, an uncomfortable workspace, “text-neck”, or maybe a condition leading to chronic neck pain. Chronic neck pain differs from acute neck pain (neck pain resulting from injury, or trauma) in […]

Difference Between Bankart Tears, Subluxation, and Multi-Directional Shoulder Dislocations

What’s the Difference Between Bankart Tears, Subluxation, and Multi-Directional Shoulder Dislocations?

When you’ve dislocated your shoulder, your first priority will likely be to seek relief from the pain. To do so, however, it’s important to understand the different types of shoulder dislocations — each of which comes with a slightly different set of complications — and identify which injury you’ve sustained. To help you on your road to […]

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Wear Your Favorite High Heels Without The Aches And Pains

If you took a look at some of the best-dressed celebrities at the Met Gala last night you would’ve seen some sky high heels. For those who can’t say no to fashion, heels are a must. But oftentimes heels can be a source of aches and pains. Here’s the truth about how high heels affect […]

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Knee Conditions: What Is Pes Anserine Tendonitis?

There are many possible conditions that may be causing the knee pain you feel when you work out, climb stairs, or stretch. One common knee condition you may not know that you have is called Pes Anserine. This is tendonitis of a specific tendon at the inside of your knee that usually causes bursitis as […]

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Runners: Here’s How You Should Deal With Low Back Pain

With the nice weather comes the urge to get outside and get moving! All runners will be hitting the tracks, trails, and streets more than ever. With increased activity though, comes the inevitable low back pain. Here’s how to tackle low back pain before it keeps you from enjoying your runs. Running is an activity that […]

bicep tendinitis strain

Do You Have Biceps Tendinitis?

Our everyday, busy lifestyle can lead to a condition known as bicep tendinitis. If you feel pain in your arm during simple tasks you may have strained your bicep muscles. Here’s what you need to know about treating a bicep strain or bicep tendinitis before it worsens. The biceps muscle has two heads that are located […]

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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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