4 Reasons to See a Sports Medicine Doctor
Sports medicine doctors aren’t only for pro athletes. They can help anyone who injures themselves playing a sport. Here are four reasons ro go see a sports medicine doctor.
Can My ACL Tear Heal on its Own?
Recovering from an ACL tear is possible, but it’s not going to happen on its own. Learn how treatment can help the process along.
Join Our New Clinical Trial!
Learn about an exciting new clinical trial being run by New York Bone and Joint Specialists’ own Dr. Leon Popovitz.
Rafael Nadal Overcomes Knee Injury With PRP Therapy To Win The US Open 2017
Rafael Nadal, one of the world’s top tennis players, has made it back into a Grand Slam final after two years of struggling with knee and wrist injuries. Last week Nadal proved he is back at the top of his game by winning the entire Men’s US Open, defeating Kevin Anderson in three straight sets. […]
The Importance of Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Being faced with recovery after an injury or orthopedic surgery can be daunting. Even after minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery, you may be anxious to get back to your usual exercise routine. The length of recovery time, and the pace you may return to full activity, are both contingent on the type of injury or surgery you have had. Regardless […]
How Smoking Can Affect Recovery From Orthopedic Surgery
The recovery period after orthopedic surgery plays a huge role in how successful your surgery will be in relieving pain, correcting your injury, and repairing your range of motion. Following your orthopedic surgeon’s instructions regarding rest, medication, and rehabilitation programs are crucial. However, your habits before and after surgery also affect your recovery success. You may […]
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 […]
How To Treat A Cervical Herniated Disc
A Cervical Herniated Disc often causes neck pain for patients, usually 50 years or over. The seven vertebrae of the neck are stacked atop one another, separated by soft discs that provide cushioning between the bones. Aging, disease, or injury can damage these discs, which will result in pain, inflammation, and sometimes more severe symptoms. A […]
What Is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?
Many types of upper or mid back pain are caused by poor posture. Sitting or slumping for long periods of time can have a serious impact on or mid-spine, which can cause pain to radiate throughout our back, neck, head, and upper extremities. This condition is known as thoracic outlet syndrome. Your thoracic outlet is the […]
How To Stay Healthy After Joint Replacement Surgery
While the human body’s ability to be versatile and resilient is well-proven, it certainly has some limitations. Whether it’s through aging, disease, injury or some other means, these bodies of ours eventually begin to wear out, and many times this leads to weakness, instability and pain in areas of our body that were previously healthy. […]
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 […]
Why Do I Hear My Hip Snapping And Popping?
Do you wonder why you may hear your hip snap when you walk or feel a popping sensation when you get up from a chair? Snapping hip syndrome or dancer’s hip, is a common condition for the elderly and athletes alike. You will know that you have snapping hip syndrome is you literally hear snapping, […]
Be Proactive About Your Bone Health
Many times, we only think about our bone and joint health when we are dealing with pain or discomfort. Making proactive choices to benefit bone and joint health is a good practice for maintaining long-term health and preventing some of the aches and pains that may crop up otherwise. One of the best things to […]
How To Care For A Sprain
Sprains are very common injuries; you may sprain your ankle by simply tripping over your shoelaces. Even though sprains are fairly common, they can be painful and may develop into a more severe issue down the road if not cared for properly. Many people don’t seek medical attention for a sprain. Instead, they follow the RICE […]
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 […]