Leon E. Popovitz, MD
Top-Rated Orthopedic Surgeon
Specializing in Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder & Knee.
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Proactively Promoting Bone Health

Many times, we only think about our bone and joint health when we are dealing with pain or discomfort. Making proactive choices to benefit bone and joint health is a good practice for maintaining long-term health and preventing some of the aches and pains that may crop up otherwise.

One of the best things to do to promote long-term bone and joint health is to be

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Masking Pain Versus Treating The Cause

Some aching here, a little twinge of pain there, we’ve all experienced aches and pains after exercise, a long week of work, or as the result of our bodies aging. What is your first reaction to these pains? Are you treating it or masking pain? According to WebMD and the American Gastroenterological Association, more than 30,000 Americans use NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) each day, to treat minor to

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Help With Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is a condition that can cause much discomfort and pain, and affects over 350 million worldwide. The pain is usually chronic, but can flare up and become more intense from time to time. While anti-inflammatory medications can help, there are some natural methods to reduce inflammation as well, including certain foods. Here is a list of foods that may help you decrease the pain and inflammation

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A Doctor’s Letter On Sharapova – To The New York Times

Maria Sharapova has been an international role model to our young and quickly maturing children and adolescents. She has transcended the scope of a typical modern athlete. Ms. Sharapova has extended herself into an epitome of class and a paragon for the millennium generation in the Russian Federation as well as the world.

Of course, this is why the world has been so surprised by Ms.

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Vitamin D Deficiency May Be Linked To Chronic Pain

Many Americans are running low on Vitamin D. A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine in 2009 showed that over the past twenty years, Vitamin D levels have decreased among all U.S. ages, races, and ethnic groups.

If you have chronic pain, it is a good idea to ask your doctor to check your Vitamin D levels to make sure they are not too low.

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Should You Get A Cortisone Shot for Your Painful Shoulder?

I hear questions and concerns, very often, about cortisone shots for shoulder pain. Many patients want to know if it is safe. Others, simply are adamantly against it. So, what is the truth? 

 
The fact of the matter is that the effects of cortisone injections upon a tendon is not fully understood. Some orthopedic surgeons use them very liberally while others limit its use. The unwritten rule has

Dr. Popovitz Interviewed by National Geographic

“What often happens is these supplement companies grab these promising [hormone] factors, jump on them, and market them before the entire medical community has the ability to know the real detrimental effects,” Popovitz said. Read more about deer antler spray as Dr. Popovitz shares his medical expertise with National Geographic in this article by clicking here.

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