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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Five Ways To Maintain Fitness And Good Eating Habits As You Age

    Five Ways To Maintain Fitness And Good Eating Habits As You Age

    Staying active is essential as you age, but achy joints or injuries can prevent you from the activities you love. Consider some of the ideas below to maintain your fitness for years to come:Manage Pain ProactivelyWhile muscular soreness is okay, joint pain is a red flag. Modify an activity to make it pain-free – a subtle adjustment can go a long way, like not letting your knee collapse ...

  • 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, ...

  • Three Keys To Finding Long-Term Success As A Young Athlete

    Three Keys To Finding Long-Term Success As A Young Athlete

    Why do you play your sport? Fun? Competition? Camaraderie? Whatever the reason, here are some tips to keep playing longer and stronger:Build or Maintain an Athletic FoundationKey components include: cardiovascular endurance, strength, dynamic alignment, body composition and mobility. Limitations in these foundational capabilities can lead to decreased power, agility and ...

  • You Have A Torn ACL: Now What?

    You Have A Torn ACL: Now What?

    The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is a ligament inside the knee that provides stability to the knee. ACL injuries are very common and can happen to active athletes of all ages. Maybe you tore your ACL skiing or playing recreational basketball, or your child tore his or her ACL playing competitive sports. Most ACL injuries are non-contact meaning that a collision is not ...

  • Your New Workout Plan: Five Reasons To Begin Strength Training Today

    Your New Workout Plan: Five Reasons To Begin Strength Training Today

    Sometimes the terms ‘weight lifting’ or ‘strength training’ can seem intimidating and conjure up images of buff men pumping iron. Don’t be fooled – or scared – by this notion! When done right, strength training can help you lead a much healthier life.Strength training can come in all shapes and sizes – you could attend a CrossFit or Boot Camp class, perform bodyweight exercises at home ...

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