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IT Band Syndrome

Suffering from Hip and Knee Pain? It Could be IT Band Syndrome

IT band syndrome affects runners and office workers alike. Here’s how patients can identify the condition and reduce their discomfort. 

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Can I Recover from a Hip Labral Tear Without Surgery?

Suffering from pain or weakness in your hip? Fortunately, most hip labral tears can be effectively treated without surgery.

How To Treat Biking Pains

How To Treat Biking Pains

As New Yorkers, chances are you can bike just about everywhere, even to work. Biking is such a fun way to stay in shape, do something active with friends, and take in the fall scenery. While cycling is a great way for those with joint pain to workout, novices and expert cyclists alike commonly start […]

Hip Impingement Exercise

Hip Impingement Exercises (and Exercises to Avoid!)

At New York Bone and Joint, we strongly encourage our patients to consider non-surgical treatment for their bone and joint conditions whenever possible. While many orthopedic injuries can be surgically repaired, we’ve consistently found that if it’s possible, non-invasive treatment greatly reduces the risk of complications while promoting quicker recovery, resulting in better long-term outcomes. […]

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What Is Hip Bursitis?

Hip pain is common for bikers, runners, other athletes and the elderly. Hip bursitis is very often the cause of this hip pain, and usually is fairly easy to treat. Bursitis is the inflammation of the bursae which are little jelly like sacs found near joints and bony areas throughout the body such as our knees, elbows shoulders and hips. […]

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What Is A Hip impingement?

A hip impingement is technically called femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and it is the most common hip injury for young athletes. A hip impingement occurs when something causes the ball and socket joint of the hip to pinch the cartilage surrounding it, causing pain throughout the groin. WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MY HIP JOINT? There are multiple types of femoroacetabular impingement. […]

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Tennis Injuries: Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome is a rather common hip injury affecting tennis players that is often mistaken for sciatica, due to similar symptoms. The Piriformis muscle is tiny, beginning at the base of our spine (sacrum) and attaching to the greater trochanter on our femur.  The piriformis assists the glutes in rotating our hip joints, allowing us to perform hip extensions […]

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Running Injuries: Iliopsoas Syndrome

Runners often experience hip pain and one common cause is Iliopsoas Syndrome. This condition refers to tendonitis in the group of iliopsoas muscles that connect the hip and lower back. Often, runners experience groin pain from Iliopsoas Syndrome without knowing which muscles are causing the pain. Because the iliopsoas muscles are in such a crucial […]

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Hip Labral Tears: What Are They and How Do They Happen?

The hip is a large ball and socket joint. The hip labrum is cartilage that lines the inside hip joint, protecting the head of the femur which rests in the socket. A hip labral tear can result from damage occurring either over time, or from a sudden injury. Hip labral damage can be serious, as it does […]

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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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Recovery After Hip Replacement Surgery

The most common question asked by patients suffering from painful bone-on-bone hip arthritis is when they can return to their normal activities after hip replacement surgery. The recovery time after hip replacement surgery is multifactorial. It can vary from 2 to 6 months. Younger patients, active patients, patients with good control and strength of muscles […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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