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Why Do My Knees Hurt When I Squat?

If you experience pain when you bend your knees, it could be due to one of these three conditions.  Your knee is an incredibly complex and resilient joint. Yet because it bears the lion’s share of your weight with each step, it is especially vulnerable to wear and tear. If your knees are damaged, the […]

sports injuries

Which Sports Have the Most Injuries? Here’s How Athletes Can Stay Safe

Competitive sports are a great way to stay in shape. But it’s important to take the proper precautions in order to avoid injury.

meniscus tear exercises

Try These 5 Meniscus Tear Exercises to Avoid Surgery

Physical therapy is often the recommended method to heal a ruptured meniscus in the knee. In fact, patients generally find relief within weeks.

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How to Prevent Winter Sports Injuries

Ski and snowboard season has arrived! But before you hit the slopes, learn how to prevent serious injuries. As snow piles up this winter, skiers and snowboarders are hitting the slopes to relish in their favorite seasonal workout. Unfortunately, along with the exhilarating exercise comes the possibility of serious injury. According to Globelink International, winter […]

ACL surgery

How to Prep for ACL Surgery

Torn ACL? You can speed up your recovery by following these simple pre-op tips.

working out with a knee injury

Working Out With a Knee Injury: Here’s What You Need to Know

Recovering from a knee injury doesn’t mean you have to stop working out. Instead, switch to exercises that are safe and aid in healing the joint.

why does my knee click

Why Does My Knee Click?

Find out what’s causing that painful clicking in your knee — and how to treat it.

healing an MCL tear

How to Heal an MCL Tear

An MCL tear or rupture can be a debilitating injury, but it often responds well to conservative treatment options like physical therapy.

martial arts injuries

An Orthopedic Specialist’s Guide to Preventing Martial Arts Injuries

Martial arts like karate and jiu-jitsu have grown in popularity — and so have injuries associated with these strenuous workouts.

knee replacement

Do I Need a Knee Replacement?

If you’re experiencing persistent pain in your knee, it might be time to consider knee replacement surgery.

summer sports injuries

How to Prevent Summer Sports Injuries

New Yorkers often take advantage of the warmer months to step up their exercise routines. Here’s how athletes can stay in top shape this summer.

IT Band Syndrome

Suffering from Hip and Knee Pain? It Could be IT Band Syndrome

IT band syndrome affects runners and office workers alike. Here’s how patients can identify the condition and reduce their discomfort. 

surgery for meniscus tears

Surgery Most Effective in Treating Meniscus Tears, Study Finds

A new study suggests that surgery may be the best option for a torn meniscus in the knee. But is it the right treatment for you?

sports injuries

An Orthopedic Specialist’s Guide to Preventing Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are common but avoidable — if you take the proper precautions before heading out on the field.

swollen knee

Why Is My Knee Swollen?

Swelling in the joints can be traced to a number of injuries or chronic conditions. Here are some of the most common.

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