Understanding Osteochondral Lesions

The medical field is full of jargon and insider terms that can sometimes seem confusing or overwhelming to outsiders. Here in New York, we do our best to break down definitions and help patients understand more about their bodies and the challenges they are dealing with — especially before undergoing a surgeries like arthroscopies or…

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Five things to ask when your ankle hurts

When your ankle starts aching, it’s key to get down to the bottom of the situation and determine how to make it better. Here are a few questions you should think about if your ankle hurts. How old are you? It’s a hard truth, but it’s important to keep in mind: the older we get,…

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Why we love adipose derived stem cells

Even if you have no medical background, if you live in or around New York, you’ve probably heard about stem cells and how they are used in the health field. There are many ways that these cells are used to treat various conditions, from minor to severe. For years, the words were surrounded with a…

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A few tips for preventing foot pain

Did you know that each foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 ligaments, muscles, and tendons? That makes feet one of the most complex parts of our bodies! If you’ve ever dealt with foot pain, you know how frustrating it can be. Aches in your lower limbs can impact your daily activities…

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Tips for preventing infection after surgery

Whether you are having an arthroscopy, receiving a new joint, removing a bunion or something else, foot and ankle surgery can be life-changing. It’s amazing to see the difference in the New Yorkers who visit my office after their medical issues are relieved. On rare occasions, an infection can throw a wrench in the process…

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The relationship between foot pain and falls

Chronic foot pain is an unfortunate condition,but it’s one I see often with New Yorkers in my office. Its causes are varied: bunions, hammertoes, arthritis, and undiagnosed injuries to ligaments or bones can all play a part, sometimes thanks to genetics and other matters that are beyond human control. And this pain impacts more than…

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Can shoes save your ankles?

Whether they play for the New York Knicks or scramble in the park, basketball players are rough on their feet and ankles. The game is action-packed, so making twists, turns, jumps, and other quick moves is impossible to avoid. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a player to deal with aches, sprains, tears, and even…

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