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What Is a Knee Arthroscopy?

If you have suffered a knee injury or are experiencing chronic knee pain, your orthopedic surgeon may recommend a knee arthroscopy.

Apr 4th, 2017
The Basics of Rotator Cuff Tears

Has your orthopedic surgeon diagnosed you with a torn rotator cuff? If so, then you probably have questions about this type of shoulder injury.

Feb 24th, 2017
Stopping Properly on the Ice

Figure skaters are susceptible to a number of sports injuries, including ankle injuries caused by improper stops.

Feb 17th, 2017
Choosing an Ergonomic Snow Shovel

Living in New York is not without its perks, but it does come with at least one major disadvantage: The inevitable need to shovel snow.

Jan 31st, 2017
Recovering from Frozen Shoulder Injury

A common type of shoulder injury treated by orthopedists is frozen shoulder. If you were recently diagnosed with this condition, then read on to learn about recovering from this kind of injury.

Jan 19th, 2017
Rehabilitating a Wrist Injury

Wrist injuries are often seen by orthopedists and sports medicine specialists, and they can develop for many reasons, such as from overuse or when a person suffers a fall.

Dec 6th, 2016
Reduce Your Risk of Ice Skating Injuries

Ice skating is an excellent form of exercise and a popular winter sport. However, it’s smart to take precautions against getting hurt while you’re on the ice.

Nov 30th, 2016
Are You at Risk of Frozen Shoulder?

The shoulder is a complicated joint that is at risk for several injuries, including frozen shoulder, which is characterized by pain and stiffness.

Nov 23rd, 2016
Breaking the Cycle of Knee Pain

Knee pain is an incredibly common problem, and many sufferers feel like they are trapped in a cycle of immobility and weight gain.

Nov 2nd, 2016
Are You Warming Up Properly?

One of the easiest and most effective ways of preventing sports injuries is warming up before any kind of physical activity.

Oct 24th, 2016
How Will Your Doctor Remove Your Cast?

Many sports injuries require a cast as part of the treatment plan. Once the cast is in place, it’s common for people to wonder how their orthopedist will remove it without harming the skin underneath.

Oct 4th, 2016
Reducing the Risk of Sports Injuries

If you’ve ever suffered a sports injury, then you know how frustrating it can be to deal with this type of setback. Proper preparation before you compete is essential if you want to avoid issues like sprained ankles, torn ligaments, and pulled muscles.

Aug 30th, 2016
Is It Time to Consider Knee Replacement Surgery?

Your knees play an important role in your ability to perform everyday movements like walking, bending, and climbing stairs, and when they don’t function properly, this can greatly impact your life.

Aug 22nd, 2016
Practicing Better Cell Phone Ergonomics

While sports medicine specialists and orthopedists commonly treat patients with neck, hand, and wrist injuries caused by sports and physical activities, these problems can also develop as a result of poor cell phone ergonomics.

Jun 8th, 2016
Common Injuries in Teenage Athletes

Sports are an effective way for young athletes to learn the value of teamwork, cooperation, persistence, and hard work. But even when teenage athletes are careful to warm up, cool down, stretch, and wear the right safety gear, sports injuries do occur from

Jun 1st, 2016
How Significant Is Your Shoulder Pain?

Minor aches and pains are usually nothing to be concerned about. However, if you experience persistent or severe symptoms, it could be time to make an appointment with an orthopedist.

May 25th, 2016
Proper Chair Ergonomics

If your job requires long periods of sitting down, it’s particularly important to set up your workstation carefully.

May 18th, 2016
Reducing Your Risk of Getting Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that is associated with lost bone density and an increased risk of fractures. Although it can happen to anyone at any age, it is most common in post-menopausal women.

Apr 20th, 2016
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition treated by orthopedists . The carpal tunnel is a narrow structure inside of your wrist which houses flexor tendons and the median nerve, both of which are protected by a type of tissue called synovium.

Mar 31st, 2016
How Arthritis Can Affect Your Wrists

You use your hands and wrists every day for countless tasks. Joint conditions such as arthritis can make activities that were once simple or fun into a chore.

Mar 24th, 2016
Why Athletes Need Comfortable and Supportive Footwear

Wearing the right footwear can mean the difference between excellence and injury. Exercising while wearing unsupportive footwear can result in anything from mild discomfort to long-term pain and hindered performance.

Mar 16th, 2016
Sports Safety Tips

Sports injuries are often preventable. When you watch this video, you’ll get some helpful tips on reducing your risk of having an injury put you on the sidelines.

Mar 8th, 2016
Bone Infection Basics

Bone infection, also known as osteomyelitis, is a serious medical condition that often requires orthopedic surgery. Acute osteomyelitis develops rapidly, typically in about seven to 10 days.

Feb 24th, 2016
The Effects of Osteoporosis

If an orthopedic specialist has recently diagnosed you with osteoporosis, you might be wondering what you can expect. Osteoporosis can significantly impact your life, and it’s crucial that you seek regular care from an orthopedist.

Feb 10th, 2016
Symptoms of an ACL Tear

An ACL tear is a very common sports injury that can cause significant pain and even permanent disability.

Feb 3rd, 2016
Find the Right Running Shoes for You

Whether you are a dedicated runner or just go jogging occasionally, it’s crucial that you have the right running shoes. Improper running shoes can increase your risk of sports injuries, like knee injuries, sprained ankles, broken ankles, cartilage damage,

Jan 21st, 2016
Why Backpack Safety Is Important

People of all ages can sustain orthopedic injuries. Children are particularly susceptible to sustaining injuries from backpacks.

Jan 11th, 2016
The Basics of Greenstick Fractures

Not all fractures involve a complete break of the bone. A greenstick fracture refers to the bending and cracking, rather than the breaking, of the bone.

Jan 4th, 2016
Skate Safe to Prevent Injuries

Skating is a fun way to stay in shape while enjoying the winter season. But whether you’re a recreational skater or a professional, it’s important to be aware of the potential for sports injuries.

Dec 30th, 2015
Do You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, it’s important to visit an orthopedist for treatment sooner, rather than later. Early treatment can reduce the risk of further damage to the nerve in your wrist.

Dec 18th, 2015
Preventing Wrist Injuries at Work

Repetitive motions at work can put your wrists in jeopardy, leading to acute injuries and chronic pain. The good news is that there are several steps you can take to reduce the chances of wrist injuries on the job.

Dec 8th, 2015
Understanding Tendonitis

Tendons are thick fibers that attach muscles to bones, and tendonitis refers to inflammation of one of those tendons. It can cause pain and tenderness that interferes with mobility.

Nov 18th, 2015
What Are the Signs of Bone Tumors?

A bone tumor can develop when abnormal cells begin to grow in a bone. Although a bone tumor can affect any bone in the body, it is most commonly diagnosed in the long bones of the arms and legs.

Nov 3rd, 2015
A Look at the Most Common Types of Arthritis

There are dozens of different types of arthritis. Although different types of arthritis can cause varying symptoms, the most common symptoms include pain, stiffness, and difficulty with physical movement.

Oct 20th, 2015
The Basics of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

An orthopedist can treat patients who have wrist injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when pressure is exerted on the median nerve.

Oct 20th, 2015
Prevent Orthopedic Injuries While Swimming

Because swimming puts a lot of stress on every joint and muscle in the body, it can cause sports injuries such as rotator cuff tendonitis, shoulder injuries, lower back pain, neck pain, and knee injuries if care is not taken.

Oct 6th, 2015
How Are Knee Sprains Treated?

Knee injuries, such as knee sprains, are a very common sports injury. Treating a knee sprain quickly and effectively will ensure that no further cartilage damage is suffered.

Sep 15th, 2015
Is Texting Setting You Up for Arthritis?

While it may be convenient, texting may also be hazardous to your health. You probably already know that texting behind the wheel isn’t a good idea, but did you know that excessive use of your cellphone may actually lead to thumb osteoarthritis?

Jul 28th, 2015
How Are Ankle Sprains Treated?

Ankle sprains are the most common type of sprain injury. They occur when you roll your ankle or step incorrectly, overextending your ligaments.

Jun 25th, 2015
Your Guide to Tennis Elbow

Exercise is a central component of good health. However, engaging in any one activity too often or doing it with poor form can result in injury.

Jun 2nd, 2015
Meet Louis Guillaume, SA

To ensure the best possible care, Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine staffs orthopedic professionals who can both effectively treat and communicate with our patients.

Feb 17th, 2015
Preventing Shoveling and Snowblowing Injuries

The NYC area typically endures a few major snowstorms each winter. While shoveling and snow blowing might be common activities during this time of year, those who do not take the necessary safety precautions can end up in a hospital because of them.

Feb 10th, 2015
Rotator Cuff Injuries

The success of a baseball pitcher or tennis player depends on his ability to rotate his arm when throwing a ball or swinging a racket. As a result, injury to the shoulder can significantly impact performance.

Feb 3rd, 2015
A Look at Common Winter Injuries

During the cold months of winter, the fun provided by snow can also carry some physical risks. As everyorthopedic surgeon knows, joint injuries spike in times of heavy snowfall.

Dec 30th, 2014
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that often affects the smaller joints in the body. This video reports on treatment options for individuals with this condition.

Nov 25th, 2014