Love to run? Orthopedic specialist Dr. Popovitz explains how to avoid common knee, foot, and ankle injuries.
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.
If you’re experiencing knee pain, you may have a meniscal tear. Our orthopedic experts explain what causes this injury and what you can expect during your recovery.
New research indicates that women are more likely than men to suffer an ACL tear.
Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell recently underwent arthroscopic knee surgery to treat an injury that cut short his excellent first season with the team.
As New Yorkers, chances are you can bike just about everywhere, even to work. Biking is such a fun way to stay in shape, do something active with friends, and take in the fall scenery. While cycling is a great way for those with joint pain to workout, novices and expert cyclists alike commonly start […]
Whether you’re an athlete or just an active person, the knees play a critical role in our everyday lives: most basic motions wouldn’t be possible without them, and they’re no less indispensable for more high-impact activities such as running and weightlifting. Because the knees serve so many diverse functions, injuries to them can completely disrupt a patient’s […]
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 […]
Weekend warriors and basketball veterans alike often experience knee pain, especially a specific sports injury referred to as “Jumper’s Knee”. Otherwise known as “patellar tendonitis”, Jumper’s Knee is an inflammation or injury of the patellar tendon, the cord-like tissue that connects the kneecap to the shinbone. There are two ways to look at this: On […]
The very most common reason for knee pain that any orthopedic surgeon sees is Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). Miraculously, it is the least understood knee condition. I’m sure nearly all of you have had some component of this condition but many of us suffer with it on a consistent basis. The most common complaint with PFPS is a […]
Knee pain is a common ailment for all athletes but weightlifters are especially prone to pain developing in the kneecap. This is frequently caused by a condition known as patellar tendonitis, which is essentially inflammation of the patellar tendon located directly under the kneecap. Patellar Tendinitis is often caused by squats, especially sumo position squats. To prevent patellar tendinitis, it […]
You don’t have to be an avid athlete to be diagnosed with a torn meniscus. Often times patients don’t remember what may have caused an injury before the onset of pain. So why is it so common to tear a meniscus and what does this mean for your knee? We have two menisci in each of our […]
Total knee replacements are one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. It can help relieve pain and restore motion and function in severely damaged knee joints. During knee replacement surgery, the damaged cartilage is removed from the femur (thighbone), tibia (shinbone) […]
As the weather warms, 7.7 million local commuters, will be biking to work. There’s no better way to get in some cardio, avoid stressful traffic and arrive to work energized. But with biking every morning, comes some potential injuries. Cycling poses some unique threats to the knees, one of the body’s most fragile joints. The […]
Without a doubt, you need a healthy set of knees to be a runner. The problem is, running puts a lot of stress on our knee joints: with every step we run high impact jolts the joints. This is why runner’s knee so commonly affects runners, from the Brooklyn Half Marathon Trainer to the morning jogger. Here’s […]