Osteoarthritis

PRP Injections for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis caused by aging joints, injury, or obesity. Symptoms include joint pain, and stiffness and affected joints may include the hands and wrists, neck, back, knees, and hips. Treatment used to be limited mostly to medication, exercise, or surgery. PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Therapy, a new innovative procedure, can now treat […]



Hip Pain? How a Labral Tear may be Addressed

At the hip joint, the thigh bone and the pelvis meet in a ball-and-socket structure. It is this mechanism that facilitates the different movements the hip needs to achieve. Around the bony socket is a ring of cartilage, the labrum, which stabilizes the joint itself. This cartilage may separate from the socket under certain circumstances. […]


Top Five Reasons for Neck Pain

Neck pain, while fairly common, can range anywhere from a constant, dull ache to a sharp, and debilitating pain that can make movement challenging. Your neck is flexible and constantly works to support the weight of your head, this can make it vulnerable to injuries and conditions that cause pain and restrict motion. Below is […]


5 Ways your Knees are Taking a Hit

Every day, the mere act of physical movement places stress on your knees. The complexity of this joint, and the daily use it is put through, make it vulnerable to injury. It doesn’t matter whether you are an avid athlete or if your level of activity is more like a nightly walk around the neighborhood, […]


Top Ten Injuries Treated by a Pain Management Specialist

Pain management is essential for ongoing support in pain relief and control especially in the case of chronic or long term pain. Below are the top ten injuries that can be treated by our physicians in one of our premier pain management locations on Long Island and Queens. Back Pain – Lower back pain can […]


Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tears: What to do

There are several important ligaments that keep the knee functional and pain-free. The PCL, or posterior cruciate ligament, is responsible for maintaining the connection between the thigh and the shin bones. Like the other structures in your knee, this ligament can be injured. The concern with a torn PCL is that the symptoms may be […]


Alternative to Tommy John Elbow Surgery

Recently, MLB’s Los Angeles Angels starting pitchers Garrett Richards and Andrew Heaney were both presumed to be out for the season due to tears in their ulnar collateral ligaments in their respective throwing elbows. This type of injury is what leads to Tommy John surgery.  This surgical procedure consists of extracting a healthy tendon from […]


Pain Management Physician vs. Orthopedic Physician

What is the Difference between a Pain Management Physician and an Orthopedic Specialist? Understanding which medical professional you should see for your pain can be difficult with so many sub-specialties in medicine. There are many differences between a pain management physician and an orthopedic spine doctor and it is important to know these in order […]


Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Keeping you from Optimal Comfort?

Anyone who performs repetitive movements on a routine basis, such as typing or knitting, may develop inflammation in the tissues that surround the nerve that travels through the bones in the wrist to the fingers. This uncomfortable problem is carpal tunnel syndrome, and it can keep you from doing some of the things that you […]