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How You Can Weight Train Like a World Cup Athlete

As we move into the semifinals, the competition is heating up at the World Cup. These players from across the globe are the best of the best, displaying enviable athletic prowess thanks to hours of daily training. Most spectators can only dream of being an Antoine Griezmann or Lionel Messi, but drawing inspiration from the […]

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Kristaps Porzingis Walks Away With Only A Minor Ankle Injury

Knick’s Kristaps Porzingis rolled his ankle to an extreme angle, making everyone watching believe that he had a serious breakage. In reality, Porzingis is well enough to walk, having only sprained his ankle. His X rays show no signs of bone damage, but an MRI may reveal some ligament damage that may take some time to […]

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QB Deshaun Watson Suffers ACL Tear: What Does It Mean?

Texans quarterback and rookie legend, Deshaun Watson, suffered a crushing injury during practice that has cut short one of the most memorable NFL career starts fans and players have ever seen. Watson underwent an MRI to determine the extent of injury to his right knee. Orthopedists ruled out surgery for his torn right ACL, but did estimate at least 8-9 […]

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NY Giants’ Odell Beckham Fractures His Ankle

We have been following the NY GIant’s wide receiver,Odell Beckham, and his ankle troubles for some time now. Last week, he aggravated an old ankle injury, which was almost to be expected since recurring ankle injuries are so common. However, this weekend Odell suffered a nasty fall, completely twisting his ankle leading to an immediate diagnosis of […]

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Tennis Injuries: Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome is a rather common hip injury affecting tennis players that is often mistaken for sciatica, due to similar symptoms. The Piriformis muscle is tiny, beginning at the base of our spine (sacrum) and attaching to the greater trochanter on our femur.  The piriformis assists the glutes in rotating our hip joints, allowing us to perform hip extensions […]

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Boxing Injuries: Rotator Cuff Impingement

Aside from the physical injuries that boxers endure for their sport, many experience the same injuries that the average person may encounter. Because of the repetitious nature of their training, boxers commonly injure their shoulders. One of the most common shoulder injuries is rotator cuff impingement. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that […]

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Bryce Petty Diagnosed With Grade 1 MCL Sprain

Bryce Petty, The Jets’ star quarterback, was diagnosed with a Grade 1 MCL tear. What does this mean? Well, thankfully, Petty hasn’t torn any ligaments in the knee too significantly, which would have taken a long time to heal and probably have caused a recurrent issue. Having suffered a Grade 1 sprain, sustaining the least amount of […]

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Why Does Denzel Perryman Need Ankle Surgery?

Denzel Perryman, linebacker for the LA Chargers, hobbled off the field Sunday after a severe ankle injury. Without any mention of a diagnosis, the Chargers announced he would need ankle surgery and will most likely be sitting out for the next 2 months. What injury may Perryman be facing? Well, ankle sprains are the most […]

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How To Treat Hip Flexor Strains

Athletes from all sports backgrounds deal with tight hips or hip pain at some point. Hip flexors are the important muscles that attach our thigh bone, pelvis, and lumbar spine, enabling us to lift our legs as well as keep our hips and lower back stable. Because of their important role in balance and movement, […]

The Long-Term Effects of Youth Sports

The Long-Term Effects of Youth Sports

There is no denying the benefits of youth sports. Youth are given the opportunity to build character, learn how to work as a team, learn how to lead others, listen to instruction, manage their time and set goals for themselves, and of course, spend hours being active and exercising. However, there may be some negative […]

The Yankees’ Michael Pineda: Will His Repaired Shoulder Hold Up?

Yankees’ pitcher Michael Pineda recently returned from the disabled list and had a less than impressive outing for the Yankees. In fact, his performance since he returned from arthroscopic shoulder surgery, in which he had a labral repair, has been unpredictable. He has had performances that were very impressive, such as the outing in May against […]

NY Jets Tight End Jace Amaro​ Tears Labrum in Shoulder

Jace Amaro’s shoulder pain and range of motion has not improved since he suffered a torn labrum (cushion of cartilage) during the Jets’ pre-season opener against the Lions on August 13th. The hope was that Amaro’s pain would diminish enough to be able to play this season. Unfortunately, his pain and motion did not improve […]

The Meaning of Drew Brees’ Rotator Cuff Injury

Drew Brees injured his throwing shoulder while in the pocket on Sunday last week. He was diagnosed with a rotator cuff bruise and surgery was ruled out at this time. He will rehab and return to play when his strength returns. This Sunday, he missed his first game in 10 seasons with the Saints. So what is the […]

Dr. Popovitz to CBS on Robert Griffin III’s knee

ROBERT GRIFFIN III UNDERGOES KNEE SURGERY: WHAT DOES PROCEDURE ENTAIL? “…Popovitz explains when an ACL tears, an MCL often tears with it. But on more rare occurrences, he said, the torque and force of an injury can cause the LCL to tear, which appears to have been the case for RG3. What’s more, because of […]

Dr. Popovitz Interview On Serena Williams’ Injury

What can Williams – and other players that endure a similar injury – expect following a turned ankle injury? We corresponded with expert physician/orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Leon Popovitz, MD, founder of New York Bone & Joint who has served as a team physician for the U.S. Open, about the injury and the treatments and prevention […]

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