Upper body gym exercises like weightlifting can sometimes damage shoulders, elbows, and wrists. Fortunately, injuries are preventable if you take precautions.
Most people have heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, but do you know about it’s lesser-known cousin, cubital tunnel syndrome? Find out how to prevent and treat the common condition.
Don’t let elbow pain keep you from enjoying a day at the golf course.
While golf may lack the intense running and jumping common in higher impact sports, it still requires repetitive motions that place significant pressure on your joints. These movements, especially if done incorrectly, put stress on the body that can eventually lead to debilitating injuries. Here’s what you should know about five of the most common […]
The US Open is upon us. For a few weeks, Americans will turn their attention toward the tennis leaderboards and cheer for up and coming stars, like Denis Shapovalov, and veterans, such as Venus Williams. However, one of the biggest names in tennis will be missing his first US Open since 2005 due to an elbow […]
Text neck, text thumb and iPad hand have all become common ailments over the past several years and all of these “conditions” seem to revolve around our incessant use of our phones, tablets and computers. Now, we have another “condition” to add to the tech-med lexicon – “selfie elbow”. That’s right, selfie elbow. But is selfie elbow […]
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 […]
There has been rapidly growing interest in PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections. In particular, more and more patients are interested in these novel injections for alternative, non-surgical treatment of their osteoarthritis. After all, there are so many claims from so many different health care providers about PRP. What can a patient believe? What patients can truly […]
A recent study, using data from the U.S. Consumer Product Commission, revealed a significant increase in teenage sports injuries visiting emergency rooms. So, then what are the long-term effects of all these increasing number of injuries at such a young age? Potentially, it can be very damaging. Therefore, I’ve chosen the topic of Bone & Joint Preservation for […]
You’re not 20, not even 30. Your brain is saying you can still play like a champ, your heart is still into it, but guess what: your legs, your arms, your eyes, your entire body is not what it used to be. Does this mean you give up, and quit the game you love so […]
It was reported on Wednesday that two of the New York Mets’ young flamethrowers, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz, are both suffering from bone spurs in their throwing elbows. Bone spurs in the elbow can develop as a result of trauma to the elbow or as a result of overuse of the elbow. Over time, these […]
The American Heart Association’s recommendations for physical activity for adults are 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise (30 minutes, 5 times per week) or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise (25 minutes, 3 times per week). Moderate exercise is light to somewhat hard exercise on the perceived exertion scale. Vigorous exercise is very hard to […]
If you have been watching the Rio Olympics over the past week you have no doubt noticed countless athletes adorned in colorful body tape, better known as Kinesio Tape. Some athletes have even gone so far as to have their country printed on the tape itself. Although it may be colorful and patriotic, the purpose […]
Computers help people in their day-to-day life by providing a more accurate, faster, easier and efficient way of doing things. Computers in medical science has been used for a long time, like MRI and CT scans. Recently, computer-aided or robotic surgeries have been gaining popularity in Orthopedics, like hip and knee replacement surgeries. The question arises, why a […]
There has been a rising controversy over the NY Mets’ ace Matt Harvey’s remaining innings pitched this year. This is Harvey’s first season back from undergoing Tommy John Surgery (Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction) back in October of 2013. His agent, Scott Boras, has expressed wishes to limit Harvey’s remaining innings this year in order to protect Harvey’s reconstructed elbow. The Mets, […]