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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.

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Is Alcohol Causing My Back Pain?

Lower back pain and back spasms can have many causes. Could one of them be alcohol? Learn more:

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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.

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Tips for Preventing Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are some of the most common and painful orthopedic injuries. But you can prevent ankle sprains if you’re careful! Learn how.

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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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Elbow Pain While Typing? Say Hello to Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Most people have heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, but do you know about it’s lesser-known cousin, cubital tunnel syndrome? Find out how to prevent and treat the common condition.

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Why Does My Back Spasm?

Does your back stiffen up and ache frequently? It could be due to back spasms. Learn what they are and how to treat them. 

Goals for Your PT Program

A Guide to Setting Effective Goals for Your PT Program

When starting a physical therapy program, it’s helpful to set achievable goals to keep you motivated and mark your progress.

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Will I Need Physical Therapy After Orthopedic Surgery?

Physical therapy after surgery offers a variety of benefits — from speeding up your recovery to improving your mobility.

So Your Doctor Recommended Physical Therapy

So Your Doctor Recommended Physical Therapy — What Happens Next?

So your orthopedist has prescribed physical therapy to heal your injury. Now what?

Sports Injury Myths

An Orthopedic Specialist Busts 5 Common Myths About Sports Injuries

If you’re suffering from a sports injury, don’t let these common misconceptions hold you back from a full recovery.

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Everything You Need to Know About Degenerative Disc Disease

Is your back pain caused by degenerative disc disease? Our guide outlines common symptoms and effective treatment options.

Chronic Neck Pain? Here are 3 Exercises to Avoid — And 3 That Could Help

Don’t let neck pain keep you down! Two of NYC’s top orthopedic specialists share tips on how to modify your workout routine to manage chronic pain.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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