• Halloween Candy Buy-Back – November 4, 2014

    Bring all your Halloween candy to Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine on Tuesday, November 4th, between 3 and 5 p.m. for our Halloween candy buy-back! The child who brings in the most candy will win free movie passes! 

    Halloween Candy Buy-Back 2014 - Able Orthopedic

  • Understanding Frozen Shoulder Treatments

    If you’re having trouble lifting up one of your arms properly, you may have a condition known as frozen shoulder. This orthopedic condition is characterized by pain and stiffness. It occurs when the soft tissues of the shoulder area become inflamed and irritated. Fortunately, frozen shoulder can often be resolved through conservative treatment options.

    You can hear more about these treatment options by watching this clip of “The Doctors” TV show, which features Amy, a patient with frozen shoulder. Amy receives a cortisone injection to reduce the inflammation in the area, and then she goes through physical therapy with the help of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). If physical therapy isn’t enough to resolve her condition, she could undergo orthopedic surgery to remove the scar tissue.

    There’s no need to live with pain and reduced range of motion any longer. Call (718) 690-9520 to reach the orthopedic team at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine of NYC and ask us how we can help you.

  • A Look at Common NFL Injuries

    Football is without a doubt among the most beloved of sports in America. Unfortunately, it’s also among the most dangerous. Football players, both amateur and professional, suffer from countless injuries each year, including orthopedic conditions such as ankle sprains, shoulder tendinitis, and meniscus problems. If you’ve sustained a football-related injury, be sure to visit an orthopedic specialist. An orthopedic doctor has in-depth knowledge of these particular injuries and can help get you back on the field quickly.

    A Look at Common NFL Injuries - Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine - NYC

    Ankle Sprain

    A sprained ankle is more serious than a twisted ankle. It involves the stretching and/or tearing of the ligament in the ankle. This can occur on the football field when a player makes a rapid movement while the foot remains planted in the ground. Usually, the foot turns inward toward the body while the ankle turns outward. With a severely sprained ankle, the football player may be unable to place weight on the leg. Even a minor ankle sprain can lead to long-term problems. If left untreated by an orthopedic specialist, an ankle sprain can cause chronic ankle instability.

    Torn Meniscus

    Football players often suffer from knee injuries such as torn menisci. The knee has two menisci, which are sections of cartilage that cushion the bones. A torn meniscus can occur when a football player suddenly twists the knee. Resting, placing ice on the knee, and using medications can help orthopedic patients recover. However, an NFL player who insists on playing despite the injury will risk chronic knee instability and pain. Additionally, a severely torn meniscus can require orthopedic surgery.

    Shoulder Tendinitis

    Football players often suffer from shoulder tendinitis because of the repetitive motions of throwing the ball. This involves inflammation of the tendons in the shoulder joint. The patient is likely to experience pain and difficulty holding the arm in certain ways. An orthopedic doctor may recommend corticosteroid injections and strengthening exercises, or surgery in severe cases.

    At Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine of Forest Hills, we’re here to help you get back in the game as quickly as possible after suffering an orthopedic injury. Our team of orthopedic doctors and surgeons has a wealth of experience treating all types of sports injuries, including ones that are common to the football field. Residents in the NYC area and beyond can call our office at (718) 690-9520 to set up an orthopedic evaluation.