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How Effective Is Viscosupplementation for Alleviating Knee Pain? Jul 23rd, 2020

Millions of Americans have osteoarthritis -- and for 10% of men and 13% of women over the age of 60, it’s knee arthritis. When your knee is painful, swollen, and stiff, it can make walking and moving through your daily life a challenge. There are plenty of conservative treatments available...

Your Neck Pain May Actually Be Arthritis: Understanding Cervical Spondylosis Jun 29th, 2020

Osteoarthritis affects more than 32 million Americans. Also called wear-and-tear arthritis, it’s joint pain and stiffness caused by cartilage breakdown inside your joints over the years. Osteoarthritis commonly develops in the hands, hips, and knees, but it can appear in any joint — including the joints of your neck. The...

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy: A Boon to Aging Joints Mar 5th, 2020

Your joints help you move through life, but over the years they begin wearing out. Joint pain and stiffness is a common complaint that comes with getting older, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop living an active life in your golden years. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a...

When Are Epidural Injections the Best Treatment for Back Pain? Feb 1st, 2020

Back pain is a common complaint, but the cause of back pain is often complex and personal. Some bouts of back pain vanish on their own, but when you suffer from back pain for three months or longer, it’s become a chronic condition.  Finding relief that works isn’t always easy....

What is Frozen Shoulder and How is it Remedied? Jan 6th, 2020

Of the hundreds of joints in your body, your shoulders are two of the most flexible. Ball-and-socket shoulder joints have the widest range of motion, which helps you stretch above your head, extend your arms, and even reach behind you. When the health of your shoulders is compromised, it can...

Should You Have Both Knees Replaced at the Same Time? Dec 11th, 2019

Each year in the United States, orthopedic surgeons perform more than 600,000 knee replacement surgeries. The reason for these high numbers is that knee replacement surgery is an effective weapon in the war to regain pain-free mobility, and millions now have a new spring in their steps thanks to “new”...

Is Spinal Fusion Right for You? Nov 1st, 2019

The goal of spinal fusion is to relieve your pain and improve your ability to maintain an active lifestyle. Advances in medical materials, technology, and surgical techniques have made spinal fusion an attractive and effective option for treating fractures, deformities, and instability in the spine. At Manhattan Orthopedics, located in...

Returning to Sports After Rotator Cuff Surgery Oct 16th, 2019

What’s your sport? Whether it’s tennis, golf, volleyball, badminton, or baseball, you rely on your rotator cuff to swing, hit, and throw. Your shoulder joint makes it possible to perform the everyday activities you take for granted until you overwork it and tear the tough band of connective tissue inside...

Am I Too Young for a Hip Replacement? Sep 30th, 2019

The mere mention of the words “hip replacement surgery” used to evoke images of the elderly struggling to get around with the aid of a walker, which is far from the current state of joint replacement. Thanks to materials that go the distance and surgical techniques that considerably shorten the...