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  • Why Cycling Is A Great Exercise For Everyone

    Why Cycling Is A Great Exercise For Everyone

    Are you looking for a low-impact cardiovascular exercise that people of all ages can enjoy? Consider cycling! Cycling does not put a lot of load on your joints or involve any cutting or pivoting such as in tennis. You also have options — you can ride outside and enjoy nature or use a stationary bike in the convenience of your own home.Cycling is completely modifiable — you can choose to ...

  • Understanding Your Fracture Diagnosis And Treatment

    Understanding Your Fracture Diagnosis And Treatment

    First thing to know is: don’t be scared! We are all breakable, and everything that is difficult now - the pain, the swelling, needing extra help - is temporary. Breaking a bone is difficult, but the really good part about it is that your body knows how to solve this problem. Nature has been fixing bones without the benefit of orthopedists for hundreds of thousands of years. A fracture ...

  • Does My Bunion Need Surgery?

    Does My Bunion Need Surgery?

    Hallux valgus (or “bunion”) deformities are extremely common. They usually develop over long periods of time, exacerbated by certain shoes (narrow toe boxes, heels) or related foot deformities (such as flatfoot). However, they can also show up in younger individuals, even adolescents, who have a family history of bunions.While many people don’t like the look of their bunions, most ...

  • When Do I Need A Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Versus MRI?

    When Do I Need A Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Versus MRI?

    Ultrasound (US) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are advanced imaging modalities that are excellent for evaluating patients with musculoskeletal pain or abnormalities. These imaging studies are often complementary to each other, with MRI providing an unparalleled overview of anatomy including cartilage, bones and soft tissues, while US provides a high resolution focused examination ...

  • Too Young For A Knee Replacement? Do You Know Your Options?

    Too Young For A Knee Replacement? Do You Know Your Options?

    Have you ever heard the following words from your doctor: “You have arthritis...but you need to wait until you’re old enough for a knee replacement.”? Waiting is not easy when you are in pain, even more so when this wait is measured in decades for some young patients until they can undergo a surgical procedure that is essentially deemed a last resort.We are all humans and our bodies ...

  • Heel Pain: What Is It And How Can I Treat It?

    Heel Pain: What Is It And How Can I Treat It?

    Since we all rely so much on our feet to get us around, it can be a real problem when they start acting up. Heel pain is extremely common and is something I see in my patients every day.The most likely cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, which is a painful inflammation of the plantar fascia, a tough band of tissue that starts at the bottom of your heel and travels along your arch ...

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: What You Need to Know

    Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: What You Need to Know

    If you are one of the millions suffering from back pain due to conditions like degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, sciatica, spinal deformity or fracture, new surgical techniques may offer you the relief of traditional spine surgery with less destruction to normal muscle and tissue.Traditional spine surgery involves muscle stripping and injury to healthy tissue that can prolong ...

  • Surgeons Get Surgery Too! A Physician’s ACL Reconstruction Story

    Surgeons Get Surgery Too! A Physician’s ACL Reconstruction Story

    It all happened so fast...I recently tore my ACL in our resident faculty annual soccer match on the turf at Chelsea Piers. You know when cartoon characters see stars? I saw stars! It was an immediate, searing, popping pain that literally dropped me to the ground. I knew something was wrong as soon as I injured it — I just wasn’t sure what. As a typical physician, I wrapped it with an ...

  • Suffering From A Rotator Cuff Tear? HSS Talks Next Steps

    Suffering From A Rotator Cuff Tear? HSS Talks Next Steps

    As the most flexible joint in the human body, the shoulder has a wide range of motion and is more prone to injury than other joints.One very common shoulder problem is a torn rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that stabilize the joint, and a tear can result from an injury such as a fall or heavy lifting. Many times though, the tear occurs slowly, resulting ...

  • How To Stay Joint Healthy In Your 40s And 50s

    How To Stay Joint Healthy In Your 40s And 50s

    When you reach your 40s and 50s and start to feel pain in your knee or hip, you may be quick to guess that it stemmed from an acute injury, such as pulling a hip flexor or spraining a ligament. While these are common scenarios, osteoarthritis (loss of cartilage and joint damage) can mimic these symptoms. More and more, I see osteoarthritis occurring in patients in their 40s and 50s, ...

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