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Could Custom Orthotics Help Prevent Your Back Pain? New York, NY

Could Custom Orthotics Help Prevent Your Back Pain?

Doctors Discussing Diagnosis

Low back pain is all too common in our current culture. In fact, according to Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute, nearly 65 million Americans report a recent episode of back pain and nearly 8% of all adults experience persistent or chronic back pain. While there are many different causes of back pain, few people consider… Read more

The Importance of Fall Prevention After Surgery

Physical Therapy

Are you scheduled for an upcoming surgery? Have you thought about the steps you may need to take to prepare your home for your recovery? One of the most important considerations you’ll need to make is how you can safeguard yourself against a bad fall. Far too many urgent care or emergency room visits occur… Read more

How You Can Avoid or Delay Hip Replacement

Hip Pain

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 285,000 total hip replacements are performed each year in the United States. Are you experiencing hip pain or loss of mobility, yet want to avoid being a part of this statistic? Although a total hip replacement may be inevitable for some, there are things… Read more

Sports Medicine for Your Jaw Joint

Man Suffering From Neck Pain

Your jaw joint, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ), is the most complex joint in your body. It connects your jaw to your skull and allows your mouth to open and close. Without the hinging, sliding and rotating of your jaw joint, you couldn’t chew, speak or yawn. Not only is this joint highly complex, but it… Read more

Foods That Fight Osteoarthritis

an apple and pieces of an apple

Arthritis is one of the most common chronic medical conditions in the United States. It refers to inflammation of the joints. While there are several types of arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most prevalent. Osteoarthritis typically affects aging adults as well as athletes. Unfortunately, arthritis can produce symptoms that limit the ability to move without pain… Read more

Good and Bad Habits For Your Joints

Joint Pain Inflammation

Although you can damage your joint with an injury, “bad joints” are most often a result of your lifestyle. Years of engaging in bad habits can set you up for arthritic battles and joint replacement as an older adult. First, you need to educate yourself on which lifestyle habits are bad for your joints, and… Read more

Understanding and Treating Pregnancy Sciatica

Pregnant Woman

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting and rewarding stages of a woman’s life. Unfortunately, these nine months can take a toll on the female body. Among swollen feet, morning sickness and a growing belly, many pregnant moms also suffer from disruptive back pain. For some, it may be more than a dull ache in… Read more

When Your New Knee Is a Stiff Knee

Knee Pain

One of the most unfavorable outcomes of knee surgery is arthrofibrosis, more commonly known as “stiff knee syndrome.” This condition is more likely to occur in patients who have had severe knee injuries as well as those with multiple or prolonged knee surgeries.  Arthrofibrosis happens when scar tissue builds up inside the knee, causing the… Read more

When You’re Not Ready For Joint Replacement

Rehab Specialist Applying Kinesiology Tape Over a Sportsman Shoulder

Joint replacement, whether it is your knee or hip, is a major surgery that must be heavily considered. If you have osteoarthritis that is causing you joint pain and stiffness or keeping you from enjoying an active lifestyle, you are probably ready for a treatment. However, you may not be able or willing to under… Read more

Exercising with Spinal Stenosis

Person Exercising Safely

There are many conditions that cause pain and discomfort in the back. Spinal stenosis is among the most common, as it is a condition that tends to develop as a response to the natural aging process. Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the vertebrae along the spinal column, which can put pressure on the nerves… Read more

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