Why Does My Foot Hurt?
While joint pain of any kind can put a serious damper on your ability to participate in sports or exercise regularly, pain in the feet can be especially debilitating. If you’re having difficulty simply staying on your feet throughout the day, a number of conditions could be to blame. From Morton’s neuroma in the ball […]
What Are PRP Injections Used For?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is an innovative non-surgical treatment option for people with chronic pains, strains and injuries. Once injected into the injured area, the platelet-rich plasma has been shown to positively affect healing and rehabilitation. To begin PRP injection therapy, a sample of the patient’s blood is drawn. The blood is then centrifuged to separate […]
What Are Trigger Point Injections?
Trigger points are small, tender knots that can form in muscles or fascia (covering of the muscles). The myofascial pain syndrome is common painful muscle disorder caused by myofascial trigger points. The pain generated from these small knots is felt locally and in a referred pattern. They usually are associated with a chronic musculoskeletal disorder. […]
Do I Have Chronic Neck Pain?
Many of us have a sore or aching neck at the end of the day. This could be the result of a variety of things: bad posture, an uncomfortable workspace, “text-neck”, or maybe a condition leading to chronic neck pain. Chronic neck pain differs from acute neck pain (neck pain resulting from injury, or trauma) in […]
Radiofrequency Ablation: A Solution To Stubborn Back Pain
A majority of Americans suffer from back pain and many find it hard to achieve long lasting relief. Conservative treatments, such as physical therapy or anti-inflammatory medications is often not enough to relieve pain and spasms for more than half of patients that suffer from chronic spine conditions. Fortunately for those with arthritis, nerve compression, […]
The Difference Between Treating And Masking Pain
Some aching here, a little twinge of pain there, we’ve all experienced aches and pains after exercise, a long week of work, or as the result of our bodies aging. What is your first reaction to these pains? Are you treating it or masking pain? According to WebMD and the American Gastroenterological Association, more than […]
The Link Between Vitamin D And Chronic Pain
Many Americans don’t get enough Vitamin D from their diets and this is especially troublesome for those who suffer for chronic pain conditions. We get most of our Vitamin D from fish, and sometimes dairy products like milk and cheese. Those that suffer from inflammatory conditions that cause frequent pain and other chronic pain disorders, […]
What Are Epidural Steroid Injections?
What Are Epidural Steroid Injections? Epidural steroid injections are a treatment for pain, commonly given for chronic painful disc and nerve conditions in the back. The injected steroid serves to treat inflammation and nerve compression, which are the main causes of pain. When conservative pain treatments have been used, but have not relieved the pain, […]
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 […]
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 […]