Experiencing pain in the back of your knee? You could have one of these five common conditions.
Experiencing pain in the back of your knee? You could have one of these five common conditions.
If you’re suffering from arthritis, maintaining a regular exercise routine can help ease pain and delay the progression of the condition.
Rest and anti-inflammatory medication are often effective remedies for back pain. But if severe pain persists, it may be time to visit an orthopedic specialist.
Your knees endure a lot of pressure when you lift weights. Here’s how to protect this vital joint from damage.
You don’t have to stop exercising when your back aches. Try these five low-impact activities to stay fit and manage your pain.
By adjusting your exercise routine and learning how to manage any injuries that arise, you can continue to enjoy your favorite activities well into your golden years.
Weightlifting during circuit training builds strength, but it can also be tough on your shoulders. Here are five tips to prevent common injuries.
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.
By following these four simple steps, you can can expect to have a successful recovery within six to eight weeks of your shoulder impingement surgery.
Weightlifting is great exercise, but it puts a lot of pressure on your spine. Here’s how to protect your back from injury as you build strength and muscle tone.
The Brooklyn Half Marathon is almost upon us and it will be an exciting race. On May 20th hundreds will gather at the Brooklyn Museum to start a 13.1-mile trail to the Coney Island boardwalk.
Swimmers often suffer from overuse injuries in the knees and shoulders. Here are some simple steps they can take to remain in top form when hitting the pool.
Experiencing numbness or tingling in your legs? One of these three common conditions could be the culprit.
Speeding down the slopes this ski season? Here’s how to reduce your risk of injury by learning how to take a tumble safely.
Love to run? Orthopedic specialist Dr. Popovitz explains how to avoid common knee, foot, and ankle injuries.
Joint pain and stiffness can arise from a variety of sources. Learn about four common causes, and how you can seek relief from your discomfort.
Learn about the common injuries associated with HIIT, and how you can stay safe while following this popular exercise program.
A painful pinched nerve can keep you from enjoying your favorite activities. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options — most of which are non-surgical — that can provide relief.
Suffering from pain or weakness in your hip? Fortunately, most hip labral tears can be effectively treated without surgery.
Pain and numbness from sciatica can negatively impact your quality of life. Our guide explains the causes of this common condition and outlines effective treatment options to set you on the road to recovery.
Learn to identify the symptoms and causes of disc herniation, as well as effective treatment options for your condition.
With proper preparation and a high-caliber rehabilitation plan, you can return to the activities you love quickly following rotator cuff surgery.
Knee instability may be a sign of a serious condition, such as arthritis or a torn ACL. If your knees are buckling, consider making an appointment with your doctor to pinpoint the cause.
A stress fracture is an overuse injury consisting of small cracks in the bone. It often affects the metatarsals or lower leg bones. If you have a stress fracture, you’ll likely notice bruising, sudden and severe pain, and localized tenderness.
Shoulder pain can point to a variety of conditions, some of which may require a doctor’s intervention.
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.
f you’re experiencing knee pain, you may have a meniscal tear. Our orthopedic experts explain what causes this injury and what you can expect during your recovery.
A flare up of shoulder tendonitis can put your life on hold. But the sooner you start a healing regimen, the better your chances of a quick and lasting recovery.
CrossFit is a popular fitness training program that can sometimes lead to injuries from overexertion. Find out how to protect yourself and stay at the top of your game.
If you felt a twinge after that last swing, learn how to fine-tune your form and prevent rotator cuff injuries.
Here’s how to identify a shoulder dislocation, and what you can expect throughout your recovery.
If you’re a weightlifter, don’t ignore an aching shoulder. Follow our tips to prevent and treat these three common conditions.
Back pain is a common complaint among our patients. Learn to recognize the symptoms, and seek help from an orthopedic specialist to diagnose and treat your condition.
Athletes — especially those whose sports require a large amount of running — often suffer from foot injuries like fractures and sprains. It’s important to recognize the differences between these two conditions in order to seek appropriate treatment.
Learn the difference between a sprain and a strain, and how you can prevent these painful injuries.
We take a look at the main risk factors for knee injuries in basketball and how you can protect yourself on the court.
Here’s what you need to know about the painful but treatable condition called adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder.
Back pain can be debilitating and sometimes difficult to diagnose. We examine some of the most common causes of back pain, and the treatment options available to those suffering from its symptoms.
Orthotics can be a powerful addition to treatment plans for your foot or ankle condition.
With the World Cup underway, spectators may wonder how they can stay in shape like the game’s top players.
Bad posture got you in a slump? Follow these tips to get back on the straight and narrow.
If watching the World Cup inspires you to get out on the field, be sure to play smart — our tips will help you steer clear of these typical soccer injuries.
Learn how to recognize a hip flexor injury, and what you can do about it.
Here’s what you need to know about the symptoms of plantar fasciitis and how to treat this common foot condition.
Runners’ feet do a lot of work. Here how to best take care of yours so foot injuries don’t slow you down.
Weather can have a real impact on joint pain. Here’s what we know about the phenomenon, and what researchers are still trying to figure out.
Learn to recognize the causes and symptoms of chronic knee pain — and what you can do to treat them.
Does something about your walk feel…off? Subtle variations in your gait could be a sign of pronation or supination of the foot.
Wearable tech is here, and rapidly improving. How can orthopedic professionals take advantage of the valuable data it collects?
Injuries are a part of every sport, including golf. Here’s how you can prevent common injuries and maintain your perfect swing.
Building muscle mass requires time and hard work. But how much? We look at the biological underpinnings of muscle growth and how that translates to gains in the gym.
Tempted to power through an injury rather than miss a big game or athletic event? Here’s why you should think twice before toughing it out.
Sudden pain in your shoulder? You may be experiencing the symptoms of an AC joint separation. We’ll help you recognize the signs and seek the best treatment for your condition.
Back injuries often plague those who lift weights on a regular basis — but with some proactive adjustments to your routine, you can significantly decrease your risk.
An Orthopedic Surgeon Addresses the “Age-Old” Question: How Old Is Too Old to Participate in Competitive Sports?
Plantar fasciitis, bunions, or achilles tendonitis got you down? If you’re experiencing pain in your feet, we can help you pinpoint the source of your discomfort and recommend the best course of treatment for your condition.
Hip labral tears can be debilitating — yet many patients struggle to identify their symptoms. We’ll help you recognize the signs and seek appropriate treatment for this condition.
While baseball might not seem like a particularly dangerous sport to most — after all, it doesn’t have the hard hits of football or the fast pace of soccer — baseball players do sustain their fair share of injuries, many of which are preventable.
Athletes are more likely to suffer patellar dislocations — but understanding common risk factors can help you avoid this injury.
Our own Dr. Leon Popovitz explains how to treat and prevent ACL tears, one of the most common injuries among players of the world’s most popular sport.
When it comes to bone health, it’s difficult to know just how in shape we are.
Muscle stiffness doesn’t have to be a part of your daily life. Here’s how to prevent and treat it.
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.
Damage to the knee can get in the way of almost every activity — even sitting down. Here’s what you need to know about the six most common knee injuries, and how to treat them.
Professional athletes’ speedy recoveries from injuries have nothing to do with superhuman abilities. Instead, it’s all about proper preparation and planning.
Dr. Leon Popovitz discusses the symptoms, causes, and treatments of one of the most common injuries: rotator cuff tears.
Tendonitis can affect anybody, from office workers to athletes. Here’s how to keep your symptoms under control.
Knee replacements are a common means of alleviating chronic joint pain — here’s what you should know about partial and total knee replacement surgery if you’re considering pursuing the procedure.
Here’s how arthroscopic surgery can treat shoulder impingement, as told by our own Dr. Leon Popovitz, a specialist in the procedure.
ACL tears occur when the anterior cruciate ligament — one of the most crucial ligaments in promoting stability of the knee — ruptures, usually after a sudden change in force or direction.
Pain in the shoulder can be caused by a variety of conditions. We’ve outlined some of the most common, and what you should know before visiting your orthopedic specialist.
Chronic pain can seem like an unavoidable (and inconvenient) fact of life. Nearly 50 million adults in the US live with some form of chronic pain, and this number is rising.
Our own Dr. Leon Popovitz delves into the minutiae of SLAP tears, from diagnosis to recovery.
Ski season is in full swing — but an injury can put you out of commission until next year’s first snowfall. Here’s how to stay safe on the slopes all winter long.
We break down the differences between these two common forms of arthritis to help you on your way to relief.
Cortisone shots can potentially provide long-lasting relief from pain and inflammation in the joints.
How can athletes avoid injury? It may be as simple as getting a good night’s sleep.
’Angelo Russell’s career year came to a screeching halt during a regular season game against the Utah Jazz on November 11. With only three minutes left, Russell tried to stop on a dime and injured his left knee.
Professional athletes aren’t the only people who suffer from unstable shoulders. We’ll walk you through the most common causes of — and treatments for — this condition.
While cycling is a great way for those with joint pain to workout, novices and expert cyclists alike commonly start to feel aches and pains, especially in the back and hip. Here’s why and how to fix it.
The size and relative complexity of the knee joints make them particularly susceptible to injury. Knowledge is power when it comes to avoiding serious damage to this important joint.
Many patients have limited knowledge of arthroscopic knee surgery. We’ll tell you what you need to know.
A shoulder arthroscopic decompression or acromioplasty is a very common operation for people with severe shoulder pain, which is typically caused by rotator cuff or shoulder impingement.
We know how frustrating and debilitating a sprained shoulder can be — but with a proactive treatment plan and some lifestyle changes, you’ll be on the road to recovery in no time.
Knick’s Kristaps Porzingis rolled his ankle to an extreme angle, making everyone watching believe that he had a serious breakage.
We all know exercise is good for you but, some exercises can actually do more harm than good and result in muscle and joint injuries.
After a joint or muscle injury, it is common to treat inflammation, swelling, and pain with cold and/or heat therapy. When is it right to use cold therapy vs. heat therapy? Can you use both on the same injury?
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.
Hip impingements respond well to stretching and strengthening exercises — here are a few to try.
Gluteus Medius Exercises: How to Stretch and Strengthen the Gluteus Medius
Upper back pain is a common problem, but it isn’t untreatable. Here’s our guide to common causes and effective treatments to alleviate the pain.
As a highly complex joint, the shoulder is vulnerable to a number of conditions that can cause snapping, popping, or clicking.
We have all heard of a pinched nerve and it is very often the culprit when we experience neck pain that keeps coming back. But what exactly does having a pinched nerve mean and what can we do about it?
While they’re often mistaken for each other, shoulder separations and shoulder dislocations are caused by different injuries, and respond best to distinct courses of treatment.
Spinal stenosis refers to narrowing of the spinal canal that protects the spinal cord and its branching nerves.
Texans quarterback and rookie legend, Deshaun Watson, suffered a crushing injury during practice that has cut short one of the most memorable NFL career starts fans and players have ever seen.
Chronic pain, especially pelvic pain that continuously flares up, is usually a result of your body overcompensating for your pain.
Sudden impacts, especially a kick to the shin with cleats that we often see in soccer, can cause tibia fractures. A shinbone fracture is a serious injury that can cause pain not only in the leg but in the knee and ankle as well.
Our feet can withstand a tremendous amount of stress and pressure throughout the day. Putting your feet through too much though can cause an array of pain.
Athletes in high impact sports or sports that require a lot of running and jumping are prone to knee injuries.