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 […]
Is Running Bad For The Knees?
I would have to say that the most dedicated athletic patients that I come across are runners. Runners almost have a withdrawal sensation when they cannot run. Unfortunately, very often, runners develop knee pain and need to shut it down as they recover. Inevitably, when they are about to return to their activities, they often […]
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 […]
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 […]
Robotic and Computer-Aided Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries
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 […]
ACL Tear Takes Vonn Out of Winter Olympics
Ski season is here and the Winter Olympics in Sochi are quickly approaching. Recently, news broke that ski star Lindsey Vonn pulled out of the Olympics due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament. ACL tears in the knee are a common injury among athletes, but the good news is that a torn ACL will fully recover with […]
Yankees Catcher McCann Shows Great Strength
Yankees catcher Brian McCann twisted his knee during Tuesday night’s game while blocking a Dellin Betances curveball in the dirt. His knee clearly buckled and the result was an injury to his Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL). He was checked by the trainers and, despite the pain, he remained in the game and even proceeded to […]
Yankees’ Mark Teixeira’s Bone Bruise: What it Means to Him and the Team
The Yankees’ 1st baseman Mark Teixeira fouled a ball off his right shin during Monday’s win over the Twins. The X-rays revealed to be negative for a fracture, but his continued pain prompted the team to obtain a CT-scan and an MRI. These tests, reportedly, revealed a deep bone bruise to the tibia (shin bone). […]
NY Yankees’ CC Sabathia: Battling Arthritis for His Team and His Career
NY Yankees’ pitcher CC Sabathia returned to pitch yesterday after a period of rest and rehabilitation for his arthritic right knee. Sabathia underwent a knee arthroscopy for a debridement (“clean out”) of his arthritis in 2014. He has been battling the knee arthritis for the last few seasons and, not coincidentally, his performance has significantly diminished throughout that duration. He has endured […]
NYC Fashion Week: The Painful Price Women Pay for Fashion
It’s Fashion Week in New York City and that is always filled with distinct events all around town. Fashion icon, Manolo Blahnik, celebrated his new book, documenting his influences, during a unique conversation with fashion luminary, Andre Leon Talley. Women have been enthralled with Blahnik’s, and other major designers’, shoes for years. What is often lapsed […]
Will Adrian Peterson Return to Play After His Meniscus Tear?
Adrian Peterson injured his knee again during a 5-yard run in the second half of the Viking’s game Sunday night. The injury occurred during a tackle which, likely, created significant force upon his, previously, reconstructed knee. Many readers may remember his remarkably successful comeback from ACL ( Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Reconstruction in 2013. That past injury has made Peterson’s most […]