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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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SLAP Tears: Overuse Sports Injuries of The Shoulder

Repetitive overhead sports, such as tennis or throwing sports, can lead to various conditions in the shoulder. One common condition is a SLAP tear (Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior). This refers to a tear in the ring of cartilage that surrounds the glenoid (socket bone) in the shoulder. The labrum is composed of cartilage and functions to create […]

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How Did I Tear My Meniscus?

You don’t have to be an avid athlete to be diagnosed with a torn meniscus. Often times patients don’t remember what may have caused an injury before the onset of pain. So why is it so common to tear a meniscus and what does this mean for your knee? We have two menisci in each of our […]

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Why Do My Knees Snap and Pop?

You may have wondered why, when you crouch, sit, or stand, you hear or feel your knees snapping or popping – it may even cause you discomfort or pain when it happens. What is the cause of these noises and pangs? Is it something you should be very concerned about? Is it just the result […]

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Here’s How You Should Be Treating Your Low Back Pain

Lower Back Pain is one of the more common presentations to a doctor. Almost everyone will experience lower back pain at least once in their lifetime. Inactivity, lack of proper exercise, being overweight, smoking, family history, jobs or tasks that require heavy lifting, or frequent repetitive activities are just some of the risk factors. Weekend warriors […]

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Injuries All Women Runners Should Know About

All runners are aware of injuries they must trat and avoid when training. But did you know that women runners often face a unique set of physical challenges? Here’s what you need to know as a fierce, female runner. ISSUES UNIQUE TO FEMALE RUNNERS The female runner has unique risks with respect to repetitive stress, acute injuries and […]

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Total Knee Replacements For Chronic Knee Pain

Total knee replacements are one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. It can help relieve pain and restore motion and function in severely damaged knee joints. During knee replacement surgery, the damaged cartilage is removed from the femur (thighbone), tibia (shinbone) […]

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Chris Torres, Orthopedic Physician’s Assistant at New York Bone and Joint Specialists, Dances In Orlando Tragedy Memorial

New York Bone and Joint Specialists’ very own Chris Torres, Orthopedic PA performed at a memorial service held on Monday for those lost in the Orlando shooting just last year. When Chris is not caring for patients, he is on the dancefloor competing and performing in ballroom dance. The doctors and staff at New York Bone and Joint […]

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NY Bone And Joint Specialists Appear On WCBS

Dr. Leon E. Popovitz and Dr. Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, co-founders of NY Bone and Joint Specialists, spoke about the importance of preserving our joints as part of the CBS American Health Front program, which focuses on the top healthcare providers and techniques today.   Dr. Popovitz explains that we are born with a certain amount of cartilage and […]

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