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Brooklyn Half Marathon: Train Like A Pro

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.

Dec 12th, 2018
How to Prevent Common Swimming Injuries

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.

Dec 11th, 2018
Why are My Legs Numb?

Experiencing numbness or tingling in your legs? One of these three common conditions could be the culprit.

Dec 4th, 2018
Why Are My Joints Stiff?

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.

Nov 15th, 2018
4 Remedies for a Pinched Nerve in the Neck

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.

Nov 6th, 2018
What is the Best Treatment for Sciatica?

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.

Oct 18th, 2018
Do I Have a Herniated Disc?

Learn to identify the symptoms and causes of disc herniation, as well as effective treatment options for your condition.

Oct 4th, 2018
Why Do My Knees Buckle?

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.

Sep 20th, 2018
How to Prevent and Recover from a Stress Fracture

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.

Sep 13th, 2018
How to Prevent Injuries in CrossFit

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.

Aug 14th, 2018
What’s the Difference Between a Foot Fracture and a Sprain?

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.

Aug 2nd, 2018
Why Does My Spine Hurt?

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.

Jul 19th, 2018
Why Does Weather Affect Joint Pain?

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.

Jun 14th, 2018
How Long Does It Take to Build Muscle?

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.

May 29th, 2018
Why Does My Foot Hurt?

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.

May 17th, 2018
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.

Apr 12th, 2018
What Causes Shoulder Instability?

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.

Dec 19th, 2017
How To Treat Biking Pains

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.

Dec 17th, 2017
Are You at Risk for a Knee Injury?

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.

Dec 12th, 2017
Should I Use Heat Or Ice To Relieve My Pain?

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?

Nov 22nd, 2017
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.

Nov 22nd, 2017
Why Does My Upper Back Hurt?

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.

Nov 9th, 2017
Why Does My Shoulder Pop?

As a highly complex joint, the shoulder is vulnerable to a number of conditions that can cause snapping, popping, or clicking.

Nov 8th, 2017
What Does Having A Cervical Pinched Nerve Mean?

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?

Nov 8th, 2017
What Is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis refers to narrowing of the spinal canal that protects the spinal cord and its branching nerves.

Nov 7th, 2017
Pelvic Pain Treatments: Yoga

Chronic pain, especially pelvic pain that continuously flares up, is usually a result of your body overcompensating for your pain.

Nov 2nd, 2017
Soccer Injuries: Shinbone Fractures

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.

Oct 30th, 2017
Why Do I Have Heel Pain?

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.

Oct 27th, 2017