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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...