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.
We take a look at the main risk factors for knee injuries in basketball and how you can protect yourself on the court.
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.
It’s no surprise that professional athletes tend to be in much better shape than those of us who don’t play sports for a living — but what might seem more puzzling is that they also seem to recover more rapidly from injuries. Think of D’Angelo Russell, the Brooklyn Nets’ star point guard. After suffering a […]
New research indicates that women are more likely than men to suffer an ACL tear.
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. Watson underwent an MRI to determine the extent of injury to his right knee. Orthopedists ruled out surgery for his torn right ACL, but did estimate at least 8-9 […]
It’s finally feeling like ski season and all types of skiers, from the recreational to the avid, are preparing to hit the slopes. There is excitement and fun that fills most experiences. Unfortunately, injuries do occur and typically it is not thought about until it becomes a reality. The Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) is the most common […]
Soccer players often experience trouble with their hamstrings. Constant running and sprinting can cause overuse injuries to the hamstring. The hamstring is a tendon that runs down the back of the thigh and attaches to the knee flexor muscles. It’s common for the tendon to be pulled and strained at this spot when overused. A strain […]
Dr. Leon E. Popovitz and Dr. Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, co-founders of NY Bone and Joint Specialists, spoke about the importance of preserving our joints as part of the CBS American Health Front program, which focuses on the top healthcare providers and techniques today. Dr. Popovitz explains that we are born with a certain amount of cartilage and […]
If you’re still excited about the spectacular end to the basketball season you may be trying to hit the court yourself. Basketball is great fun and exercise, but there are some common injuries you should know how to treat when you’re pretending to dunk like Stephen Curry. Jammed Fingers: Jammed fingers are perhaps the most […]
There is no denying the benefits of youth sports. Youth are given the opportunity to build character, learn how to work as a team, learn how to lead others, listen to instruction, manage their time and set goals for themselves, and of course, spend hours being active and exercising. However, there may be some negative […]
Winter can be a daunting time of year for the thousands of Americans who have suffered serious injury from slips or falls due to icy weather. Unfortunately, even a small slip on a patch of ice can result in an injury that can cause chronic pain or other musculoskeletal issues for a lifetime. At NY […]
Anterior Cruciate Ligaments, or ACLs, are very common areas of injury for athletes. Patients often come to NY Bone and Joint convinced that they’ve torn their ACL. ACL tears can cause serious pain and need to be treated by an orthopedic specialist like Dr. Leon E. Popovitz, MD, properly, or it will become a reoccurring problem. […]