The New York Bone & Joint Specialists Blog

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Preventing Common Snowboarding Injuries

Snowboarding season is here. And that means taking care to prevent injuries.

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How to Identify a Bicep Tear

Bicep tears are common, but many people fail to realize that the pain they’re feeling is actually caused by their bicep, not their shoulder.

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Can My ACL Tear Heal on its Own?

Recovering from an ACL tear is possible, but it’s not going to happen on its own. Learn how treatment can help the process along.

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Is My Shoulder Pain Actually Shoulder Arthritis?

Arthritis is a frequently overlooked cause of shoulder pain. Find out how you can determine if your shoulder pain is actually being caused by arthritis.

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Join Our New Clinical Trial!

Learn about an exciting new clinical trial being run by New York Bone and Joint Specialists’ own Dr. Leon Popovitz.

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When Will My Sprained Ankle Heal?

A sprained ankle can be painful and debilitating, but luckily your recovery time will usually be short — especially if you take steps to protect your ankle as it heals!

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Is it a Sprain, Strain, or Tear?

Ouch! You hurt your ankle. But is it a sprain, strain, or tear? Here’s how to tell the difference between these similar tendon and ligament injuries — and how to treat them. 

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Thaw Your Frozen Shoulder with this Treatment Guide

Is a stiff shoulder making it difficult to do your daily activities? It’s time to get your frozen shoulder thawed.

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Going Bowling? Watch out for these Common Injuries

Bowling is a fun, competitive activity whether you’re playing with friends or on a team. But it also puts a lot of stress on your shoulders, wrists, hands, and elbows. 

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Tips for Avoiding Upper Body Gym Injuries

Upper body gym exercises like weightlifting can sometimes damage shoulders, elbows, and wrists. Fortunately, injuries are preventable if you take precautions.

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Experiencing Trigger Finger? Try Physical Therapy

Can’t move your finger? It could be due to an orthopedic condition known as trigger finger. Learn more about the causes and treatments. 

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Common Soccer Hand & Wrist Injuries to Stay Aware Of

Soccer may mostly be associated with the legs and feet, but that’s not the only place where injuries can happen. Your wrists and hands can be hurt too if you aren’t careful.

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Watch Out for These Common Summer Orthopedic Injuries

orthopedic injuries to arise. 

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Understanding Your Tailbone Pain: Causes and Treatments

Although tailbone pain is usually temporary, it can still be very uncomfortable. Luckily, there are measures you can take to ease the discomfort.

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Is Alcohol Causing My Back Pain?

Lower back pain and back spasms can have many causes. Could one of them be alcohol? Learn more:

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