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A Doctor’s Letter On Sharapova – To The New York Times

Maria Sharapova has been an international role model to our young and quickly maturing children and adolescents. She has transcended the scope of a typical modern athlete. Ms. Sharapova has extended herself into an epitome of class and a paragon for the millennium generation in the Russian Federation as well as the world. Of course, […]

Warriors’ Andrew Bogut Uncertain For Game 6

After playing only 7 minutes in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Warriors’ Center Andrew Bogut was carried off of the floor after colliding with the Cavs’ J.R. Smith.  The 7’1″ Bogut was noticeably in pain as he stayed down on the floor until the Warriors could call a timeout.  After that, he was seen […]

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 […]

Mets’ Asdrubal Cabrera Leaves Game with Patella Tendon Injury

The injury was diagnosed as a strained patellar tendon in his left knee and it may be worth noting that this is the same injury that kept Cabrera out for more than two weeks during Spring Training earlier this year. The patella tendon is an important tendon that encompasses the patella (knee cap) and is attached to […]

Is Running Bad For The Knees?

I would have to say that the most dedicated athletic patients that I come across are runners. Runners almost have a withdrawal sensation when they cannot run. Unfortunately, very often, runners develop knee pain and need to shut it down as they recover. Inevitably, when they are about to return to their activities, they often […]

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Can Playing Video Games Make You An Arthroscopic Surgeon?

Do your kids play video games as much as mine? Do you wonder if there is any purpose or benefit to it? Well, according to a recent study out of the Arthroscopy Journal, playing video games may be able to make someone a better Arthroscopist. The study compared the performance of 30 (thirty) people, with […]

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 […]

Dr. Mizhiritsky Featured in Thrillist Article on Cupping

Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, MD, was featured in a Thrillist article on cupping, which has garnered attention due to many athletes’ use of it at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a top physiatrist and physical medicine specialist, Dr. Mizhiritsky gave his expert opinion in the article. You can find a clipping from the piece […]

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 […]

Molly Huddle’s Debut Marathon in NYC

The NYC Marathon is around the corner and you’ll be seeing plenty of awesome competitors for this monumental race. You may recognize Molly Huddle from this summer’s Rio Olympics. Huddle is a record setting American distance runner and she is excited to hit the pavement of NYC this weekend. Setting the American record for an […]

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