The New York Bone & Joint Specialists Blog

How to Prevent Common Swimming Injuries

Swimmers often suffer from overuse injuries in the knees and shoulders. Here are some simple steps they can take to remain in top form when hitting the pool.

An Orthopedic Specialist’s Guide to Shoulder Impingement Surgery Recovery

By following these four simple steps, you can can expect to have a successful recovery within six to eight weeks of your shoulder impingement surgery.

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Is My Shoulder Injury Serious?

Shoulder pain can point to a variety of conditions, some of which may require a doctor’s intervention.

Graphic: Dr. Leon Popovitz Discusses Shoulder Impingement Surgery and Recovery

Graphic: Dr. Leon Popovitz Discusses Shoulder Impingement Surgery and Recovery

Shoulder impingement is a common cause of pain and discomfort in the shoulder, but there’s a good chance that you’ve never heard of it by that name — instead, this condition is often referred to as swimmer’s shoulder, tennis shoulder, or thrower’s shoulder. Regardless of the name by which you know it, shoulder impingement almost always […]

Shoulder Arthroscopic Decompression

What To Know If Your Orthopedic Surgeon Recommends A Shoulder Arthroscopic Decompression

A shoulder arthroscopic decompression or acromioplasty is a very common operation for people with severe shoulder pain, which is typically caused by rotator cuff or shoulder impingement. However, a recent British study has questioned the frequency of this procedure and its benefit. Shoulder impingement syndrome, often referred to as shoulder bursitis, tendonitis impingement, swimmer’s shoulder, […]

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Boxing Injuries: Rotator Cuff Impingement

Aside from the physical injuries that boxers endure for their sport, many of them experience the same injuries that the average person can encounter. Because of the repetitious nature of punching while training, boxers commonly injure their shoulder. One of the most common of these shoulder injuries is rotator cuff impingement. The rotator cuff is a group of […]

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What Is Swimmer’s Shoulder?

Swimming shoulder is another term for shoulder impingement. The condition has earned its name because swimmers very commonly irritate their shoulders when swimming because of the constant rotation of the joint. If you’re an avid swimmer, chances are you have had or will have shoulder impingement. You may also experience this shoulder pain if you simply like to swim […]

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