How Do You Know if You Tore Your ACL?
Knee injuries can be painful and debilitating. Your ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is a tissue band of ligaments that hold the knee bones together. The function of the ACL is to prevent your shinbone from sliding out in front of your thighbone. What Is ACL Injury? An ACL injury is a sprain or tear of […]read more
Symptoms of Shoulder Arthritis
The shoulder joint has more movement than any other joint in the body. Shoulder arthritis can make these frequent movements more painful. What is Shoulder Arthritis? The two main types of shoulder arthritis are: Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory) Osteoarthritis (OA) is typically seen in people over 50 and is due to the […]read more
Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel
What is Carpal Tunnel? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a medical condition that comes from the irritation of the wrist’s median nerve. The median nerve is located in your carpal tunnel. When the nerve is pressed or squeezed, carpal tunnel syndrome can develop. What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? For many people, the exact cause of carpal […]read more
What is a Strain Injury?
Common orthopedic injuries include sprains and strains. While these terms are used interchangeably, they are both very different types of injuries. What is a Strain? A strain is an injury to a tendon or muscle. Tendons are tissues that connect your muscles to your bones. A strain can range from overstretching the tendon or muscle, […]read more
How Long Does It Take for a Sprained Ankle to Heal?
What Are the Symptoms of a Sprained Ankle? Sprained ankle symptoms depend on the severity of the sprain and may include: Pain, particularly when you put too much weight on the foot Ankle is tender to the touch Bruising Swelling Limited range of motion Instability in the ankle Redness and warmth Popping sound or sensation […]read more
What Happens if Plantar Fasciitis is Left Untreated?
What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of a thick, dense band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia). What Causes Plantar Fasciitis? When you step down, the plantar fascia stretches, and the arch flattens to cushion the impact […]read more
Why Are My Joints Stiff?
Stiffness can affect any joint in your body, including your fingers, hands, wrists, knees, and elbows. You may find it more difficult than usual to walk, stand, type, or perform other daily tasks and should seek treatment if your symptoms are ongoing. What is Joint Stiffness? Joint stiffness can occur when it is difficult to […]read more
How Does Colder Weather Affect my Knee Injury?
If you have a knee injury, you may have noticed that your knee pain changes with the weather. Many people experience a flare-up of knee pain in the winter months. What Causes Knee Pain in Cold Weather? Barometric pressure changes: Barometric pressure is the weight of the air around us. Barometric pressures often drop right […]read more
5 Easy Ways to Help With my Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain can make life more difficult, whether it’s causing pain and interfering with your sleep or it’s limiting what you can do. Fortunately, there are some ways to help relieve the pain. In this blog, the doctors at NY Orthopedics in NYC share 5 easy ways to help with shoulder pain: What causes shoulder […]read more
What Stretches are the Most Joint Friendly for my Knee?
When your knee hurts, you may be tempted to take it easy. But some types of stretches may be able to help strengthen your knee and recover more quickly. Even if you haven’t suffered an injury, knee exercises can help you avoid one. What are some knee problems that might benefit from good knee exercises? […]read more