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The Importance of Bedside Manner in Sports Injury Recovery

At New York Bone & Joint Specialists, we make creating positive doctor-patient relationships a priority so you receive the highest quality care.

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Baseball Injuries: How to Protect Your Shoulder

Baseball players are prone to shoulder injuries like rotator cuff tears and shoulder impingement. Here’s how you can stay safe while out on the field.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Weightlifting Injuries

Your back, shoulders, and knees carry a heavy load when you lift weights. But you can avoid common injuries with these three simple tips.

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How to Avoid 4 Common Tennis Injuries

As New York City warms up for the summer, tennis players are taking to the courts. Here’s how to prevent some common injuries from interrupting the game.

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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.

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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.

An Orthopedic Surgeon’s Guide to Preventing Skiing Injuries

Speeding down the slopes this ski season? Here’s how to reduce your risk of injury by learning how to take a tumble safely.

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Why Does My Spine Hurt?

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic back and spine pain. In fact, it is the leading cause of disability in people younger than 45. While most of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives, it isn’t always easy to identify the source. To help you understand and treat this condition, we’ve broken down […]

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6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Posture

Bad posture is all too common these days, as many office workers spend much of their time hunched over a screen. When the neck, shoulders, and back are misaligned, the muscles can’t work correctly to keep the body upright and balanced. This puts strain on those muscles and ligaments, which can lead to pain, injury, fatigue, […]

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What Causes Sciatic Nerve Pain?

Ever experienced an ache or pain in your lower back region? You’re not in alone: in fact, 31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain at any given moment, and its interference in nearly every aspect of a patient’s life makes it the single leading cause of disability in the world. That’s why lower back pain should […]

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5 Ways To Quickly Relieve Back Pain

We all have days with hours spent sitting in a plane or at a desk, or lugging heavy bags on our shoulders. Instances like these can lead to days of back or neck pain. There are a few tricks your physical therapist may teach you to help avoid back pain and stiffness. Use a lacrosse […]

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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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