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Did you know September is Pain Awareness Month? One of the most painful injuries an athlete can face is a torn Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). A torn ACL has derailed the careers of many high-profile athletes and can be extremely painful and debilitating. While these...

Cartilage surrounds every joint in your body to protect the joint and facilitate easy movement. A knee injury can potentially impact the blood flow to the cartilage, causing the bone to soften. Over time this can cause cartilage damage and intense pain, which is detrimental...

Has your athletic performance suffered recently due to a shoulder injury? It’s possible that a shoulder dislocation is to blame. While treatment for shoulder dislocations varies between patients, our team at New York Sports Medicine Institute is here to help! Our dedicated staff provides quality...

The signs of a torn ACL are easily recognizable. A loud popping sensation or sound in the knee, rapid swelling, severe pain all point to an ACL injury. Unfortunately, this injury is all too common among athletes and is universally dreaded. If you’re dealing with...

Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction, or Tommy John surgery, is performed to treat an injured elbow ligament. The procedure's name stems from former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John, who was the first patient to ever receive this procedure in 1974. Injuries to the UCL...

What are PRP Injections? Platelet-rich plasma injections use a patient's own platelets in an attempt to accelerate healing. Platelet-rich plasma has nearly five to ten times more platelets than what is normally in the blood. Platelets contain proteins known as growth factors, which are crucial in...

Written By Jacqueline Joyce The human body hosts a network of highly complex systems. Each system works together to allow for proper functioning and movement. When you’ve been injured, your entire body can get thrown off. If you’ve sustained an injury to your rotator cuff, moving...

While the name may tell you otherwise, tennis elbow is an injury that does not only affect tennis players. The reality of tennis elbow is that it is a condition that can develop in anyone who overuses their elbow joint. At New York Sports Medicine...

Written by Jacqueline Joyce When people develop shoulder pain and mobility issues, they may immediately think of a rotator cuff tear. However, this is not always the case. Suprascapular Nerve Palsy is a condition that presents extraordinarily similar symptoms to a rotator cuff tear. Fortunately, our...

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