• Smart Stretching for School or Work

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    Sitting at a desk for long hours or repeating the same motions over and over can cause pain and injury. Keep reading to learn some simple stretches that you can perform at school or in the office to help keep your body flexible and healthy. Be sure to see an orthopedist if you have persistent pain.

    Stretch Often
    One of the most important things about stretching at school or work is simply remembering to do it. Breaking up the workday or school day with walking and stretching promotes flexibly and helps you maintain a healthy weight. Orthopedists recommend setting an alarm on your computer, phone, or watch to help remind you to get up and move or stretch once an hour.

    Try These Stretches
    There are several easy and quick stretches that you can do to help break up your day and keep your body healthy and strong. Consider the following simple stretches and talk to your orthopedist if you have specific needs you’d like to address.

    While you’re brainstorming, talking on the phone, or even waiting for a meeting to start, try standing up and sitting down a few times without using your hands to promote circulation and strength in your legs.

    Shrug your shoulders and try shaking your head back and forth slowly for a few moments. This will help release neck and back tension.

    Twist your torso slowly and carefully all the way to one side, trying to hold the back of your chair with one hand and the arm of the chair with the opposite hand. Hold for a few seconds and then repeat this stretch on the other side for flexibility in your back and torso.

    For more stretches and ways to keep your body healthy and flexible, speak to the orthopedic specialists at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine of NYC . Our orthopedic surgeons and staff are dedicated to helping you live a healthy and pain-free life so you can enjoy work and play. To learn more about us, visit us online or call (866) 650-8063.

  • Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Candy Contest! Bring In Your Halloween Candy For A Chance to Win Free Movie Tickets!

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    Interested in scoring two FREE movie tickets? It’s super easy with our Halloween Candy Contest! Simply bring in your leftover Halloween candy to Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine and the person with the most candy will be awarded two FREE movie tickets! A great incentive for the kids and a perfect way to get that leftover Halloween candy out of the house!

    Stop by Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine at 76-55 Austin St, Forest Hills NY up to two weeks after Halloween with your candy and you’ll have a chance to receive two FREE movie tickets!

    For more information, give us a call today at (866) 650-8063!

    Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine provides reliable and effective orthopedic care from experienced orthopedic surgeons in the New York City area. If you are in need of orthopedic treatment or surgery, call Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine at (866) 650-8063.

  • How to Stay Ergonomic at Work

    Spending long hours working at a computer can cause pain and repetitive injuries in the back , neck, arms, and wrists. This video explains why working at a computer may be responsible for up to half of all missed work days and how it can cause eye strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more.

    You will learn how to create a workstation setup that will prevent computer-related injury and pain with simple steps such as reclining slightly to avoid back pain and keeping your wrists straight, rather than angled up to reach the keyboard. For more tips on how to stay ergonomic at work, watch this entire video.

    Stay healthy and treat work-related injuries with the help of Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine , where we strive to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care and patient satisfaction. Learn more about us by checking us out online or calling (866) 650-8063.

  • The Effects of High Heels on the Body

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    High heels may look fashionable, but orthopedic surgeons warn that they can wreak havoc on your feet, legs, and body. Ignoring pain, problems, or injuries due to wearing high heels can cause the issues to worsen over time, requiring more aggressive orthopedic treatment as your body suffers.

    Toe Problems
    High heels are one of the leading causes of ingrown toenails. This is a painful condition that, if left untreated, can become infected. The infection can also spread to the surrounding toes and skin of the foot. High heels can also cause other toe problems, such as bunions, especially when they are tight and narrow, squeezing the toes uncomfortably.

    Heel and Ankle Pain
    High heels also contribute to pain in the heels and ankles due to poor support and the unnatural walking motions heels can promote. High heels often lead to plantar fasciitis, or swelling on the bottom of the feet that can make walking and standing unbearably painful. In addition to causing pain, high heels can actually reshape the muscles and tendons of your legs, making it difficult to walk flat-footed without physical therapy or orthopedic care. This can affect not only your gait, but also your enjoyment of time spent doing activities that require running, walking, or other types of moment.

    Joint Problems
    High heels not only affect your muscles—they can also create and worsen joint problems in your ankles, knees, and hips. Lack of significant support in your shoes causes more wear and tear on your joints, and walking on the balls of your feet distributes your weight unevenly. High heels have been linked to painful conditions, such as osteoarthritis of the knees and lower back pain, and problems caused by the unnatural posture required by walking in high heels.

    If you are experiencing pain or foot problems, don’t wait—visit Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine for diagnosis and treatment. Walk, play, and live pain-free with the help of our dedicated NYC orthopedic surgeons. Learn more online or by calling (866) 650-8063.

  • Learn How Your Everyday Habits Affect Your Body By Exploring These Resources

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    Your daily habits can have a dramatic impact on your body over time. The way you work, walk, or even sit can affect your overall health. Take a look at these resources to learn more about how your everyday habits can affect your body:

    To learn more about healthy orthopedic habits or to schedule orthopedic surgery or care, call Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine at (866) 650-8063.

  • How to Properly Sit at a Desk

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    Working at a desk is something many people do for several hours on a daily basis. Sitting may not seem like a particularly stressful activity, but it can lead to pain or even injury. With so much time spent in a seated position, making an effort to sit properly can go a long way in reducing orthopedic injuries. Continue reading for information on how to properly sit at a desk.

    Your Back
    Your lower back must be properly supported when sitting at a desk . If your knees are not even with your hips when seated, you may need to adjust your chair. Make sure your chair braces your lumbar and feels comfortable. Don’t slouch, and try to keep your shoulders perpendicular to the floor.

    Your Feet
    Ideally, your feet should be able to rest flat on the floor. If the entire soles of your feet cannot touch the floor at your workplace, try using a footrest to find a comfortable level for your feet. Avoid crossing your legs, as this can reduce circulation and potentially lead to hip problems.

    Your Arms
    While typing, your forearms should be parallel to the floor. Your elbows should rest comfortably at your side and create a 90-degree angle. Rest your arms from typing periodically to reduce the risk of repetitive motion injuries. Keep your wrists straight while typing or use a wrist pad if available.

    Your Neck
    Try to keep your neck in line with your spine while sitting at a desk. Adjust your computer monitor so it is at eye level; this will ensure your neck is properly aligned with the rest of your body.

    If you are suffering from shoulder, back, or joint pain, Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine can help. Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine provides reliable and effective orthopedic care from experienced orthopedic surgeons in the New York City area. If you are in need of orthopedic treatment or surgery, call Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine at (866) 650-8063.