• How Can High-Heeled Shoes Affect a Woman’s Health?

    High-heeled shoes may be fashionable, but they can also lead to pain or injury over time. Pinched nerves and bunions are commonly caused by wearing high heels; and the risk of ankle sprain is also higher when wearing this type of shoe. Watch this informative video to hear a doctor explain more.

    High-heeled shoes contract the muscles in the calf, and as a result, these shoes increase stress on a woman’s knees and her lower back. To learn more about the health risks associated with high-heeled shoes, watch this video.

    Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine can help alleviate pain related to anything from high heels to basketball. Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine offers expert orthopedic surgery and care to patients throughout New York City. Call (866) 650-8063 to schedule an appointment today.

  • Is Your Backpack Ergonomically Correct?

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    Protecting the back from pain and injury is important, especially for children and teenagers. One of the biggest contributing factors to back pain among young people is how they wear their backpacks. Backpacks that are overfilled or don’t fit properly can add pressure to a student’s back and spine. Finding a backpack that properly fits your son or daughter can protect his or her orthopedic health . Continue reading for some helpful information on picking a backpack that is ergonomically correct.

    Backpacks with Two Straps
    Single-strap backpacks place stress entirely on one side of the body. Wearing a single-strap bag may be suitable for especially light loads, but when carrying your textbooks, two straps is the way to go. Backpacks with two straps evenly distribute weight across a person’s shoulders and are less likely to lead to injury.

    Properly Sized Backpacks
    Backpacks that are oversized or undersized present a risk for injury. A backpack should not be larger than a student’s back and should rest no lower than four inches below the waist. The backpack should also rest one to two inches below a child’s shoulders.

    Backpacks with Wider Straps
    Wide, padded straps are important in choosing an ergonomically correct backpack . Wide straps distribute weight more effectively across the shoulders. Padding can help to reduce pressure on the wearer’s joints.

    Backpacks with Waist Straps
    Waist straps help distribute the weight of the backpack away from a student’s back and allow the muscles in the hip and waist to bear more of the load. These muscles groups are much stronger and less prone to injury than the muscles in a child’s upper back and shoulder area.

    Even with an ergonomically correct backpack, back pain or injury can still occur. Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine can provide you and your family with the orthopedic care you are looking for. Our staff offers excellent orthopedic treatment and surgery to patients throughout New York City. If you are in need of an orthopedic surgeon, call Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine at (866) 650-8063.

  • Welcome to Our New Blog!

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    Welcome to our new blog! Check here weekly for articles and updates. We’re so excited to share this with you! Feel free to let us know what you think either on here or visit us on Facebook

    Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine provides orthopedic care with emphasis on sports related injuries. Call us at (866) 650-8063 if you have questions or would like to book an appoointment.