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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. Mizhiritsky in Story on Steroids, Shoulder Pain

Dr. Michael Mizhiritsky, a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician and co-founder of NY Bone and Joint Specialists, was recently interviewed regarding a study on steroids and their effect on shoulderpain.  His comments appeared in the article which was featured in U.S. News & World Report.Shoulder pain is a very common condition, and treatment decisions aren’t uniform, said Dr. Michael […]

The TRUTH about PRP Injections

There has been rapidly growing interest in PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections. In particular, more and more patients are interested in these novel injections for alternative, non-surgical treatment of their osteoarthritis. After all, there are so many claims from so many different health care providers about PRP. What can a patient believe? What patients can truly […]

Bone and Joint Preservation

A recent study, using data from the U.S. Consumer Product Commission, revealed a significant increase in teenage sports injuries visiting emergency rooms. So, then what are the long-term effects of all these increasing number of injuries at such a young age? Potentially, it can be very damaging. Therefore, I’ve chosen the topic of Bone & Joint Preservation for […]

When Is It Time To Hang It Up? – The Aging Athlete

You’re not 20, not even 30. Your brain is saying you can still play like a champ, your heart is still into it, but guess what: your legs, your arms, your eyes, your entire body is not what it used to be. Does this mean you give up, and quit the game you love so […]

Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz Both Dealing With Bone Spurs in Throwing Arm

It was reported on Wednesday that two of the New York Mets’ young flamethrowers, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz, are both suffering from bone spurs in their throwing elbows. Bone spurs in the elbow can develop as a result of trauma to the elbow or as a result of overuse of the elbow. Over time, these […]

New Research May Show Alternative To Joint Replacement

The occurrence of arthritis is on rise. More than 27 million American people are suffering from some kind of arthritis. Arthritis is a condition in which the cartilage (smooth surface) between the two bones wears away and the bones rub on each other, causing pain when the joint is used. The treatment option for end-stage arthritis is joint […]

Ready To Exercise?

The American Heart Association’s recommendations for physical activity for adults are 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise (30 minutes, 5 times per week) or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise (25 minutes, 3 times per week). Moderate exercise is light to somewhat hard exercise on the perceived exertion scale. Vigorous exercise is very hard to […]

What Is The Colorful Tape Olympic Athletes Are Wearing?

If you have been watching the Rio Olympics over the past week you have no doubt noticed countless athletes adorned in colorful body tape, better known as Kinesio Tape.  Some athletes have even gone so far as to have their country printed on the tape itself.  Although it may be colorful and patriotic, the purpose […]

Shoulder Injury Forces Serena Williams to Withdraw from Western and Southern Open

Serena Williams, the #1 ranked women’s tennis player in the world announced Monday that she will be withdrawing from the Western & Southern open in Cincinnati due to a shoulder injury. “I’m very disappointed I’m not able to compete in the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, as I was really looking forward to defending my […]

Mets’ Left Hander Steven Matz Moved to DL with Shoulder Injury

After undergoing an MRI Monday afternoon, it was revealed that Mets rookie pitcher, Steven Matz, will be moved to the 15 day DL with what is being described as “tightness” in his throwing shoulder. Matz had already had been pitching with a significant bone spur in his left elbow and will likely undergo surgery at […]

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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 […]

Robotic and Computer-Aided Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries

Robotic and Computer-Aided Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries

Computers help people in their day-to-day life by providing a more accurate, faster, easier and efficient way of doing things. Computers in medical science has been used for a long time, like MRI and CT scans. Recently, computer-aided or robotic surgeries have been gaining popularity in Orthopedics, like hip and knee replacement surgeries. The question arises, why a […]

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