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Have You Tried an Epidural for Your Herniated Disc? Aug 1st, 2022

Herniated discs are among the most common back injuries. When a spinal disc herniates, it bursts open. Its soft interior pushes out through its hard shell, pressing against spinal nerves and causing pain. If you suffer a herniated disc, your doctor may prescribe rest, physical therapy, pain medication, or muscle relaxers....

6 Causes of Myelopathy Jul 1st, 2022

Myelopathy is a degenerative spine injury that compresses nerves in your spinal cord. It can affect any part of your spine, from your neck (cervical spine) to your lower back (lumbar spine). Many common spinal conditions can lead to myelopathy, and the symptoms can be severe. Fortunately, our spine specialists at Manhattan Orthopedics can...

Why Arthroscopy Is the Best Option for Your Dislocated Shoulder Jun 1st, 2022

A dislocated joint is painful. Even though your joints are designed to naturally flex and move, dislocation happens when a joint is forced out of its natural alignment. Any joint can get dislocated, and among adults, dislocated shoulders are by far the most common. A dislocated shoulder can go back into place on...

Arthritis Awareness Month: How to Stay Physically Active May 6th, 2022

It’s Arthritis Awareness Month! To celebrate arthritis awareness month, I will use this post to explain what is arthritis, why it occurs, drop some important statistics, and chat with you about best options to help people living with arthritis become and maintain physically active lives.  Hey friends and patients, if...

Can an ACL Tear Heal on Its Own? May 1st, 2022

As an athlete, you rely on your knees for every step, jump, and change in direction. Your knee is a complex joint held together by fibrous bands of tissue, but unfortunately, these tissues are susceptible to injury. Your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an essential part of your knee joint....

When do you need to see an Orthopedic doctor? Apr 19th, 2022

When to see the orthopedic doctor? Is that gnawing pain that you've been feeling for some duration of time in your shoulder, back or hip something to be concerned about? In this article I’ll review some of the factors to consider when deciding if it’s time to come in and...

3 Types of Diagnostic Imaging to Hasten Your Treatment Apr 1st, 2022

Anyone can suffer an injury. Whether it’s the result of a sports accident, slip and fall, or overuse in everyday life, that injury and the pain that it brings can stop you in your tracks. Luckily, your body is equipped to heal — and expert orthopedic care can speed up...

How an Epidural Can Give You Relief if You Have a Herniated Disc Mar 1st, 2022

Around 2% of American adults suffer herniated discs each year. Although 2% might not sound like many people, herniated discs are actually a leading cause of back pain and restricted mobility among adults of all ages. Herniated discs are broken vertebral discs that put pressure against the nerves in your...

6 Signs You May Have Torn Your Bicep Feb 1st, 2022

Your biceps is one of the main muscles of your upper arm, between your shoulder and elbow. It’s attached to your bones with biceps tendons, which are fibrous bands of tissue that hold muscles firmly in place. Both the biceps and its tendons are strong and flexible, but injury and...

Which Joints Are Affected by Bursitis? Jan 1st, 2022

Your joints are complex. Each joint contains bones, muscles, and tendons that give your body motion, along with cartilage and fluid-filled sacs called bursae that keep each part moving smoothly. Healthy bursae cushion your joints, but just like any other part of your body, they’re susceptible to injury and infection....

What You Should Know About a Labrum Tear Dec 1st, 2021

Do you have joint pain in your shoulder or your hip? If you’re an athlete, you could be suffering from a labrum tear — a type of joint injury caused by torn cartilage. Cartilage is a soft but slick material that cushions your joints. When it gets torn, it causes...

The Three Stages of Frozen Shoulder Nov 16th, 2021

Frozen shoulder is a condition that’s characterized by increasing inflammation in your shoulder joint. Also called adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder gradually restricts your mobility, eventually making your shoulder very stiff and painful. It’s not clear what causes frozen shoulder, but it most commonly affects women between the ages of 40-60....

Learn More About Our Cutting-Edge Diagnostic Technology Oct 27th, 2021

Your musculoskeletal system is complex. Your bones and joints work together with your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues to help you move throughout life. When you’re feeling good, your musculoskeletal system supports your body weight and gives you freedom of motion to participate in your favorite activities. But...

Bursitis Slowing You Down? Try PRP Sep 1st, 2021

Bursitis is a common, painful joint condition. It develops when the bursae, which are small sacs of fluid that cushion your joints, get inflamed or infected. This inflammation could be the result of an acute injury, but in many cases, it’s a side effect of repetitive friction and overuse. Bursitis...

That Frequent Pain in Your Hips May Be Arthritis Aug 1st, 2021

Your hips are two of your largest weight-bearing joints. These ball-and-socket joints take a lot of stress as you move through life, and if they’re hurting, you’re not alone. It’s normal to feel stiff or sore after strenuous activity. But if you’re waking up most days of the week with...

Meniscus Tears Can Be Very Painful: Here's What to Know Jul 8th, 2021

Cartilage is a thick, slippery material that cushions the bones in your joints. Although it’s flexible, it can get damaged or deteriorate over time. Damaged cartilage can cause intense pain, swelling, and joint stiffness -- and the knee is one of the most common locations for cartilage injury. Your knee...

The Most Common Causes of Neck Pain Jun 17th, 2021

Are you bothered by neck pain and stiffness? Is your range of motion limited? You’re not alone. An estimated 80% of American adults suffer neck pain in their lifetimes. And in up to 50% of those cases, the pain is recurring. Whether you woke up with a painful, stiff neck...

Help! I Dislocated My Shoulder May 24th, 2021

Your shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. The round end of your upper arm bone (humerus) nests inside the cupped socket of your shoulder blade, and it’s one of the most mobile joints in your body. But the unique construction of your shoulder makes it more susceptible to injuries. A fall,...

The Best Exercises and Treatment Options for Knee Arthritis Apr 13th, 2021

More than 54 million Americans have arthritis, a progressive disease that causes joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation. Arthritis can develop in almost any joint, but one of the most common areas is the knee. Your knees are weight-bearing joints, which means they get a lot of use and take a...

Do You Have Arthritic Joint Damage? You May Be a Candidate for a Hip Replacement Mar 9th, 2021

More than 30 million American adults are living with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, also known as wear-and-tear arthritis, is one of many different types. It’s common as you get older, because it develops over the years as your joints break down with use. Arthritis makes joints painful, swollen, and stiff — and...

Get Back in the Game Faster: What You Need to Know About Recovering from an ACL Sports Injury Feb 11th, 2021

Your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a strong band of tissue that connects your thigh bone to your shin bone and provides essential joint stability in your knee. ACL sprains and tears are leading sports injuries that put athletes out of the game. In fact, up to 200,000 athletes suffer...

Why You Should Never Ignore Whiplash After an Auto Accident Jan 14th, 2021

More than 2 million Americans suffer whiplash every year. Whiplash is a neck strain or sprain injury that can happen when your head snaps forward and backward sharply. Whiplash is most commonly associated with front- and rear-end auto accidents, but did you know that many other injuries and accidents can...

Could the Cause of My Knee Pain Be Arthritis? Dec 9th, 2020

Your knees cushion each step you take, bend when you sit and stand, and lift your weight when you climb stairs. Each knee is a complex combination of bones, cartilage, tendon, ligaments, and muscles — and when you have knee pain, it can stop you in your tracks. Whether it’s...

Are You Experiencing Shoulder Pain? We Have Solutions Nov 9th, 2020

Your shoulders are the most movable joints in your body. Their unique design helps you reach above your head, stretch behind you, and give hugs, but they’re also uniquely susceptible to injury and pain. If you’re experiencing shoulder pain from an injury or lingering pain that doesn’t go away within...

How We Treat Your Back Pain Oct 28th, 2020

About 80% of Americans experience lower back pain during their lifetimes. It’s no secret that back pain is common — but how it affects your mobility and your lifestyle is personal. Back pain varies in severity, duration, and cause. The good news is that there are plenty of treatments available...

Recovering From Hip Surgery: What You Need to Know Sep 10th, 2020

Hip replacement is a major surgery, but it can be a great option for people suffering from chronic hip pain related to injury or arthritis. If you’re considering hip surgery, you might be wondering what recovery is like. At Manhattan Orthopedics, our hip specialist, Dr. Craig Dushey, performs hip replacement...

What Causes Bursitis? Aug 12th, 2020

Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion your joints. They reduce friction between your bones, muscles, and tendons as you move. But sometimes, a bursa can develop inflammation. Whether it’s from an acute injury or it’s the side effect of a chronic condition like gout or rheumatoid arthritis, an inflamed bursa...

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...