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An Orthopedic Surgeon’s Guide to Preventing Running Injuries

Love to run? Orthopedic specialist Dr. Popovitz explains how to avoid common knee, foot, and ankle injuries.

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Kristaps Porzingis Walks Away With Only A Minor Ankle Injury

Knick’s Kristaps Porzingis rolled his ankle to an extreme angle, making everyone watching believe that he had a serious breakage. In reality, Porzingis is well enough to walk, having only sprained his ankle. His X rays show no signs of bone damage, but an MRI may reveal some ligament damage that may take some time to […]

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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. You may have a shinbone fracture if you experience any of […]

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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. Heel pain can be especially troublesome as it oftentimes makes walking difficult. These are some common syndromes involving heel pain. A stone bruise can be caused by small […]

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NY Giants’ Odell Beckham Fractures His Ankle

We have been following the NY GIant’s wide receiver,Odell Beckham, and his ankle troubles for some time now. Last week, he aggravated an old ankle injury, which was almost to be expected since recurring ankle injuries are so common. However, this weekend Odell suffered a nasty fall, completely twisting his ankle leading to an immediate diagnosis of […]

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Odell Beckham’s Recurring Ankle Injury

Odell Beckham had to leave practice early this week after aggravating an old ankle injury. Beckham sustained an ankle sprain during the season opener in Dallas. Since healing, he’s reported pain in the area that has interfered with his performance. Because ankle sprains are such a common injury, many do not realize how vital physical […]

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Why Does Denzel Perryman Need Ankle Surgery?

Denzel Perryman, linebacker for the LA Chargers, hobbled off the field Sunday after a severe ankle injury. Without any mention of a diagnosis, the Chargers announced he would need ankle surgery and will most likely be sitting out for the next 2 months. What injury may Perryman be facing? Well, ankle sprains are the most […]

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Biking Injuries: Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is a common injury many cyclists experiences when over using their ankle joint. Repetitive cycling can cause the Achilles tendon to become inflamed, causing pain that will get worse if left untreated. The Achilles tendon is very important, as it attaches the back of your foot to your calf, enabling you to run, jump, walk, […]

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Everyone Should Strengthen Their Ankles!

Injuries of the ankle are common among athletes and amateurs in many different sports and exercises. Working out at the gym, enjoying summer jogs, or playing any type of sport are typical ways to injure your ankle. Unfortunately, spraining, rolling, or fracturing your ankle is easy to do and will often occur again without the proper […]

Common Running Injuries and Treatments

Common Running Injuries and Treatments

Whether you’re a beginner or an avid runner dedicated to training, there are some injuries you are bound to encounter. Here are a few common running injuries and things one can do to treat it. Runner’s Knee – Another name for this is Iliotibial Band Syndrome. The name comes from the tendon that stretches from the […]

Winter Injuries

Winter Injuries: Icy Slips And Falls

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 […]

Dr. Popovitz Interview On Serena Williams’ Injury

What can Williams – and other players that endure a similar injury – expect following a turned ankle injury? We corresponded with expert physician/orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Leon Popovitz, MD, founder of New York Bone & Joint who has served as a team physician for the U.S. Open, about the injury and the treatments and prevention […]

The TRUTH about PRP Injections

There has been rapidly growing interest in PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections. In particular, more and more patients are interested in these novel injections for alternative, non-surgical treatment of their osteoarthritis. After all, there are so many claims from so many different health care providers about PRP. What can a patient believe? What patients can truly […]

Bone and Joint Preservation

A recent study, using data from the U.S. Consumer Product Commission, revealed a significant increase in teenage sports injuries visiting emergency rooms. So, then what are the long-term effects of all these increasing number of injuries at such a young age? Potentially, it can be very damaging. Therefore, I’ve chosen the topic of Bone & Joint Preservation for […]

When Is It Time To Hang It Up? – The Aging Athlete

You’re not 20, not even 30. Your brain is saying you can still play like a champ, your heart is still into it, but guess what: your legs, your arms, your eyes, your entire body is not what it used to be. Does this mean you give up, and quit the game you love so […]

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