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Is My Shoulder Pain Actually Shoulder Arthritis?

Arthritis is a frequently overlooked cause of shoulder pain. Find out how you can determine if your shoulder pain is actually being caused by arthritis.

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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.

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When Will My Sprained Ankle Heal?

A sprained ankle can be painful and debilitating, but luckily your recovery time will usually be short — especially if you take steps to protect your ankle as it heals!

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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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Thaw Your Frozen Shoulder with this Treatment Guide

Is a stiff shoulder making it difficult to do your daily activities? It’s time to get your frozen shoulder thawed.

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Experiencing Trigger Finger? Try Physical Therapy

Can’t move your finger? It could be due to an orthopedic condition known as trigger finger. Learn more about the causes and treatments. 

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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.

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