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The Podiatrist’s Guide to Plantar Fasciitis

Here’s what you need to know about the symptoms of plantar fasciitis and how to treat this common foot condition.

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6 Reasons It’s Important for People with Arthritis to Stay Active

If you’re suffering from arthritis, maintaining a regular exercise routine can help ease pain and delay the progression of the condition.

Chronic Neck Pain? Here are 3 Exercises to Avoid — And 3 That Could Help

Don’t let neck pain keep you down! Two of NYC’s top orthopedic specialists share tips on how to modify your workout routine to manage chronic pain.

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How to Treat Elbow Pain from Weightlifting

Don’t accept elbow pain as a normal part of your workouts. Here’s how to identify and address this common issue before it disrupts your weightlifting routine.

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A Podiatrists’ Guide to Orthotics

Orthotics can be a powerful addition to treatment plans for your foot or ankle condition.

Muscle Stiffness

What Causes Muscle Stiffness — and How to Get Rid of It

It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional athlete or a nine to fiver: nearly everyone has experienced muscle stiffness at some point in their lives. Whether it hits you in the morning the day after a serious workout or after a long day at the office, it can leave you with debilitating pain and discomfort […]

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Rafael Nadal Overcomes Knee Injury With PRP Therapy To Win The US Open 2017

Rafael Nadal, one of the world’s top tennis players, has made it back into a Grand Slam final after two years of struggling with knee and wrist injuries. Last week Nadal proved he is back at the top of his game by winning the entire Men’s US Open, defeating Kevin Anderson in three straight sets. […]

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The Importance of Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Being faced with recovery after an injury or orthopedic surgery can be daunting. Even after minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery, you may be anxious to get back to your usual exercise routine. The length of recovery time, and the pace you may return to full activity, are both contingent on the type of injury or surgery you have had. Regardless […]

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How Smoking Can Affect Recovery From Orthopedic Surgery

The recovery period after orthopedic surgery plays a huge role in how successful your surgery will be in relieving pain, correcting your injury, and repairing your range of motion. Following your orthopedic surgeon’s instructions regarding rest, medication, and rehabilitation programs are crucial. However, your habits before and after surgery also affect your recovery success. You may […]

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Recovery After Hip Replacement Surgery

The most common question asked by patients suffering from painful bone-on-bone hip arthritis is when they can return to their normal activities after hip replacement surgery. The recovery time after hip replacement surgery is multifactorial. It can vary from 2 to 6 months. Younger patients, active patients, patients with good control and strength of muscles […]

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How To Treat A Cervical Herniated Disc

A Cervical Herniated Disc often causes neck pain for patients, usually 50 years or over. The seven vertebrae of the neck are stacked atop one another, separated by soft discs that provide cushioning between the bones. Aging, disease, or injury can damage these discs, which will result in pain, inflammation, and sometimes more severe symptoms. A […]

thoracic outlet syndrome

What Is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

Many types of upper or mid back pain are caused by poor posture. Sitting or slumping for long periods of time can have a serious impact on or mid-spine, which can cause pain to radiate throughout our back, neck, head, and upper extremities. This condition is known as thoracic outlet syndrome. Your thoracic outlet is the […]

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How To Stay Healthy After Joint Replacement Surgery

While the human body’s ability to be versatile and resilient is well-proven, it certainly has some limitations. Whether it’s through aging, disease, injury or some other means, these bodies of ours eventually begin to wear out, and many times this leads to weakness, instability and pain in areas of our body that were previously healthy. […]

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Runners Beware: Iliotibial Band Syndrome

If you’re getting back into your outdoor running routine this spring, iliotibial band syndrome is an injury you’ll want to avoid. It commonly affects runners, especially those who intensify their workout without stretching properly. Take care to ease your body back into your runs and try the stretches your physical therapist recommends if your start feeling aches […]

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Why Do I Hear My Hip Snapping And Popping?

Do you wonder why you may hear your hip snap when you walk or feel a popping sensation when you get up from a chair? Snapping hip syndrome or dancer’s hip, is a common condition for the elderly and athletes alike. You will know that you have snapping hip syndrome is you literally hear snapping, […]

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