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Woman with a sprained ankle

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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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. 

group playing soccer on a beach

Watch Out for These Common Summer Orthopedic Injuries

orthopedic injuries to arise. 

Man slipped on stairs

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.

Woman working at standing desk

Can a Standing Desk Reduce Back Pain?

Sitting at your desk all day can cause back pain. Will switching to a standing desk setup help? Read on to find out.

Couple doing spring cleaning

Spring Cleaning and Orthopedic Injuries

Many orthopedic injuries happen in the home, and spring cleaning is a perfect time to strain your muscles and joints. Learn about the most common injuries and how to prevent them.

Preventing Common Winter Orthopedic Injuries

Winter is a great time to get outdoors — but it can carry some unexpected dangers if you aren’t careful. Find out how to prevent common winter injuries so you can head outside safely!

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How to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel can be a painful and even debilitating orthopedic condition. But it’s one that can be prevented with some simple lifestyle changes.

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5 Causes Of Hip Pain For Women

Hip pain is common in women of all ages, and can be present any of a large variety of reasons. Here, we’ve listed five of the most common conditions that result in hip pain for women. Women’s bone and joint health can be a unique specialty, so at NYBJ we have doctors and staff highly […]

What is Bursitis?

Bursitis is a common medical condition that will affect the majority of Americans at least once in their lifetime. Similar symptomatically to tendonitis, bursitis is caused by an inflamed bursa, a sac of lubricating fluid surrounding a joint. Bursitis most often manifests in the knees, hips, shoulders and elbows, and results from either repetitive, minor impact on the […]

The Yankees’ Michael Pineda: Will His Repaired Shoulder Hold Up?

Yankees’ pitcher Michael Pineda recently returned from the disabled list and had a less than impressive outing for the Yankees. In fact, his performance since he returned from arthroscopic shoulder surgery, in which he had a labral repair, has been unpredictable. He has had performances that were very impressive, such as the outing in May against […]

NY Jets Tight End Jace Amaro​ Tears Labrum in Shoulder

Jace Amaro’s shoulder pain and range of motion has not improved since he suffered a torn labrum (cushion of cartilage) during the Jets’ pre-season opener against the Lions on August 13th. The hope was that Amaro’s pain would diminish enough to be able to play this season. Unfortunately, his pain and motion did not improve […]

Back Pain Injuries: The Big Three

Back pain is one of the most common presentations to any American doctor, second only to the common cold. That shouldn’t come as a surprise: around 80% of Americans will experience it at least once in their lifetime. While most back pain is the result of a sprain after a sports injury or a slip and […]

New Study Shows Some Meniscus Tears May Not Require Surgery

What is A Meniscus Tear? The meniscus is a small, “c” shaped piece of cartilage in the knee and each knee consists of two menisci, medial meniscus on the inner aspect of the knee and the lateral meniscus on the outer aspect of the knee. Meniscal tears often occur during sports and these tears are […]

Should I Consider Botox For Migraines?

What Are Migraines? Migraines are a headache disorder in the nervous and vascular systems. Symptoms include moderate to severe headache pain, and in some cases, nausea and vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, temperature and smells. Some people with migraines also experience an “aura,” which is a short period preceding the onset of the migraine, […]

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