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Bone and Joint Preservation

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 […]

When Is It Time To Hang It Up? – The Aging Athlete

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 […]

Yankees, Mets Both Dealing With Pains In The Neck

In recent days, both New York baseball teams have been dealing with neck injuries to their key star corner infielders. Yankee Slugger Mark Teixeira has been sidelined with what is reported to be muscle spasms. After missing a few games, he received cortisone shots, and just returned to the lineup yesterday. Mets Captain David Wright, […]

A Doctor’s Letter On Sharapova – To The New York Times

Maria Sharapova has been an international role model to our young and quickly maturing children and adolescents. She has transcended the scope of a typical modern athlete. Ms. Sharapova has extended herself into an epitome of class and a paragon for the millennium generation in the Russian Federation as well as the world. Of course, […]

Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz Both Dealing With Bone Spurs in Throwing Arm

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 […]

New Research May Show Alternative To Joint Replacement

The occurrence of arthritis is on rise. More than 27 million American people are suffering from some kind of arthritis. Arthritis is a condition in which the cartilage (smooth surface) between the two bones wears away and the bones rub on each other, causing pain when the joint is used. The treatment option for end-stage arthritis is joint […]

Mets’ Asdrubal Cabrera Leaves Game with Patella Tendon Injury

The injury was diagnosed as a strained patellar tendon in his left knee and it may be worth noting that this is the same injury that kept Cabrera out for more than two weeks during Spring Training earlier this year. The patella tendon is an important tendon that encompasses the patella (knee cap) and is attached to […]

Ready To Exercise?

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 […]

Dr. Mizhiritsky Featured in Thrillist Article on Cupping

Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, MD, was featured in a Thrillist article on cupping, which has garnered attention due to many athletes’ use of it at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a top physiatrist and physical medicine specialist, Dr. Mizhiritsky gave his expert opinion in the article. You can find a clipping from the piece […]

What Is The Colorful Tape Olympic Athletes Are Wearing?

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 […]

Shoulder Injury Forces Serena Williams to Withdraw from Western and Southern Open

Serena Williams, the #1 ranked women’s tennis player in the world announced Monday that she will be withdrawing from the Western & Southern open in Cincinnati due to a shoulder injury. “I’m very disappointed I’m not able to compete in the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, as I was really looking forward to defending my […]

Mets’ Left Hander Steven Matz Moved to DL with Shoulder Injury

After undergoing an MRI Monday afternoon, it was revealed that Mets rookie pitcher, Steven Matz, will be moved to the 15 day DL with what is being described as “tightness” in his throwing shoulder. Matz had already had been pitching with a significant bone spur in his left elbow and will likely undergo surgery at […]

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