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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 […]

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Can Playing Video Games Make You An Arthroscopic Surgeon?

Do your kids play video games as much as mine? Do you wonder if there is any purpose or benefit to it? Well, according to a recent study out of the Arthroscopy Journal, playing video games may be able to make someone a better Arthroscopist. The study compared the performance of 30 (thirty) people, with […]

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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Why Did My Shoulder Start Hurting All Of A Sudden?

Very often, patients see me for shoulder pain without any history of injury or trauma. They typically wait a long time to see a doctor in hopes that it will go away just as suddenly as it appeared. Moreover, they are confused by why this is happening to them since they have seemingly done nothing […]

Robotic and Computer-Aided Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries

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 […]

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). […]

Mark Teixeira’s Bone Bruise: He May Be Out For Season

The Yankees’ first baseman and most productive hitter continues to suffer severe pain as a result of an orthopedic bone bruise to his tibia (shin bone). He tried to return and started a game on Aug. 25th (eight days after his injury). He then pinch hit during the following game, but since then he has been unable to […]

NY Mets’ Harvey Pitch Count Controversy: A Medical Opinion

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, […]

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 […]

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