The New York Bone & Joint Specialists Blog

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.

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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.

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An Orthopedic Specialist’s Guide to Chronic Back Pain

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.

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A Podiatrists’ Guide to Orthotics

Orthotics can be a powerful addition to treatment plans for your foot or ankle condition.

Chronic Neck Pain

What Is A Cervical Herniated Disc?

A Cervical Herniated Disc often causes neck pain for older patients, usually 50 years or over. Arthritis is a common condition that simply comes with age and wear and tear, but can be managed with proper exercise, nutrition, and treatment. The seven vertebrae of the neck are stacked atop one another, separated by soft discs that […]

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What Is Lumber Arthritis?

The facet joints on either side of the five lumbar vertebrae are susceptible to arthritis in elderly patients. Lumbar arthritis is inflammation of these joints, often brought about after years of wear on the bones. Swelling in the facet joints will compress nerves in the area and irritate surrounding tissues as well as damage the […]

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Can Bones And Joints Really Predict Rain?

Many patients of New York Bone and Joint Specialists claim that they can feel a rain storm coming on in their bones, especially those with arthritis. In fact, it is scientifically proven that a large percentage of people with weakened bones or joints will feel an aching or throbbing prior to a change in weather. While the […]

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The Truth About Knee Osteoarthritis

It occurs nearly every day in the office. There is almost always someone that I have to inform that they have the degenerative disease: Knee Osteoarthritis. It sounds like such a scary diagnosis to a patient. Many patients, when they hear this, feel that this is the beginning of getting old or the start of […]

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods That Could Help Relieve 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 […]

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The 4 Stages of Knee Arthritis

Although there are several forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is the form that most often affects the knees. OA causes the degeneration of the cartilage in the knee joint due to bony growths known as osteophytes. When this cartilage is damaged the result is the common symptoms associated with arthritis such as pain, swelling and stiffness in […]

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Water Aerobic Exercises For Everyone

Often times, water aerobics are assumed to be a workout for the elderly only. However, working out in water has many benefits, even for younger athletes. The reason water aerobics are so popular for the older population is because it is such a low-impact workout. The water takes weight off of your joints, and resistance […]

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10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods For Arthritis And More

Many people suffer from diseases or conditions that cause chronic and daily pain from the inflammation they cause. Arthritis, tendinitis, Crohn’s disease, spondylitis, are just a few chronic conditions that include painful inflammation. Of course, managing pain and inflammation is best done conservatively. Many people have had success in alleviating their chronic inflammation by incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into […]

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Resolutions For Joint Health

Each New Year, it is common to make resolutions. Common resolutions include lifestyle changes such as losing weight, quitting smoking, or running a marathon. These are all commendable changes. Why not make 2017 the year you become serious about your bone and joint health? We are given one body to use – and while joints […]

New Research May Show Alternative To Joint Replacement

The occurrence of arthritis is on rise. More than 27 million American people are suffering from some kind of arthritis. Arthritis is a condition in which the cartilage (smooth surface) between the two bones wears away and the bones rub on each other, causing pain when the joint is used. The treatment option for end-stage arthritis is joint […]

Is Running Bad For The Knees?

I would have to say that the most dedicated athletic patients that I come across are runners. Runners almost have a withdrawal sensation when they cannot run. Unfortunately, very often, runners develop knee pain and need to shut it down as they recover. Inevitably, when they are about to return to their activities, they often […]

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