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  • A Patient's Guide to Chronic Shoulder Instability

    A common condition seen by orthopedists is shoulder instability. The shoulder is particularly vulnerable to this kind of injury because it has such a broad range of motion. The need for the shoulder joint to move in so many different directions makes it prone to injury, and once an initial injury occurs, repeated episodes of instability are much more likely. If your orthopedist has d...

Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine

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  • Recovering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is among the most common types of wrist injuries treated by orthopedists. If you have been diagnosed with this condition, then read on for some helpful information on the recovery process. Treatment Options While it’s common for carpal tunnel syndrome to be treated with surgery, this is only after exhausting nonsurgical treatment options like medications, rest, a...

Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine

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  • Preventing Infections After Orthopedic Surgery

    Following any surgical procedure, taking steps to avoid an infection can be crucial for the patient’s health and the success of the treatment. Are you scheduled to see an orthopedist for surgery? If so, then continue reading to learn what you can do to prevent an infection following your procedure. Before Your Surgery To help reduce the chances of infection, speak with your orthopedi...

  • How Do Orthopedists Classify Sprains?

    Sprains are a common type of sports injury treated by orthopedists. Because of this, using a classification system can make diagnosing and treating this type of problem simpler. Orthopedists use grades I, II, and III to classify sprains. A grade I sprain describes stretching, a small tear, or minor damage to the joint’s ligament and typically causes mild swelling and tenderness. A grade...

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  • The Basics of Rotator Cuff Tears

    Has your orthopedic surgeon diagnosed you with a torn rotator cuff? If so, then you probably have questions about this type of shoulder injury. Watch this video to learn the basics of rotator cuff tears. The rotator cuff has 4 muscles that help you raise and rotate your arm. Aging, overuse, and falls are the most common causes of torn rotator cuffs, and a lack of treatment can allow an ...

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  • Stopping Properly on the Ice

    Figure skaters are susceptible to a number of sports injuries, including ankle injuries caused by improper stops. Stopping correctly on the ice is a skill that takes patience and persistence to learn. Beginning figure skaters typically learn the snowplow stop first. This may be done with one or both feet. First, skaters should hold onto the rail while practicing this move. Later, skat...

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  • Diagnosing and Treating a Torn Meniscus

    A meniscus tear is a knee injury that is particularly common among athletes who play contact sports such as football. The menisci are sections of cartilage that are responsible for absorbing the shock between the shinbone and thighbone. Each of your knees has two menisci. Meniscus tears can be quite painful, but an orthopedic specialist can provide effective medical interventions for...

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  • Reduce Your Risk of Ice Skating Injuries

    Ice skating is an excellent form of exercise and a popular winter sport. However, it’s smart to take precautions against getting hurt while you’re on the ice. To help prevent suffering a sports injury while you’re at the rink, use the following tips to stay safe while ice skating: Tie Laces Properly Among the most common causes of ice skating-related injuries is failing to lace up ice...

  • Are You at Risk of Frozen Shoulder?

    The shoulder is a complicated joint that is at risk for several injuries, including frozen shoulder, which is characterized by pain and stiffness. If you’re suffering from a lack of strength or range of motion in your shoulder or if the joint frequently feels stiff, then you may be at risk for frozen shoulder and should visit an orthopedist. Continue reading to learn more about the ri...

  • Breaking the Cycle of Knee Pain

    Knee pain is an incredibly common problem, and many sufferers feel like they are trapped in a cycle of immobility and weight gain. Dealing with knee injuries can be a lengthy process, but it is possible to overcome the cycle get relief. Watch this video to learn more. The most powerful treatment for knee pain is weight loss. Although it may seem counterintuitive when you’re suffering fr...

  • Are You Warming Up Properly?

    One of the easiest and most effective ways of preventing sports injuries is warming up before any kind of physical activity. Watch this video to learn a simple warm-up routine that could stop a sports injury from keeping you on the sidelines. The warm-up in this video takes just a few minutes but will get all parts of your body ready for activity. Loosen up your muscles, get your blood ...

  • The Basics of Proper Cast Care

    Your orthopedist may place you in a cast to immobilize a broken or injured bone or joint to allow it to heal. It’s normal to have a period of adjustment as you get used to wearing your cast, but it’s important to follow your orthopedist’s instructions closely to prevent delays in healing. You can take care of your cast and get on the road to recovery with these steps. Keep the Cast ...

  • A Quick Look at the Basics of Your Knee Anatomy

    Knee injuries can be debilitating and leave you facing mobility issues for an extended period of time. Without proper treatment, a knee injury can progressively get worse, and in the long term, lead to painful arthritis symptoms. By understanding your knee anatomy, you can understand more about your knee injury and the treatment plan your orthopedist suggests. Here is what you need to...

  • How Will Your Doctor Remove Your Cast?

    Many sports injuries require a cast as part of the treatment plan. Once the cast is in place, it’s common for people to wonder how their orthopedist will remove it without harming the skin underneath. Fortunately, removing a cast is fast and painless procedure. Here is what you can expect. The first step in removing a cast involves using a cast saw. The saw will cut through the cast but...

  • Choosing an Ergonomic Snow Shovel

    Living in New York is not without its perks, but it does come with at least one major disadvantage: The inevitable need to shovel snow. If you’re rehabbing a sports injury or you are otherwise in poor health, consider hiring someone to relocate your snow for you. Otherwise, you can minimize the risk of wrist injuries and other orthopedic problems by choosing an ergonomic snow shovel. W...

  • A Look at the Link Between Smoking and Poor Orthopedic Outcomes

    If you’re a smoker, you probably already accept that smoking increases your risk of respiratory diseases and cancers, among other life-threatening health problems. But did you know that it can also affect your musculoskeletal health? In fact, your orthopedic surgeon might ask you to quit smoking before undergoing an ACL repair or other procedure. This is because smoking increases the...

  • Recovering from Frozen Shoulder Injury

    A common type of shoulder injury treated by orthopedists is frozen shoulder. If you were recently diagnosed with this condition, then read on to learn about recovering from this kind of injury. Understanding Frozen Shoulder Sometimes referred to as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is associated with pain and stiffness in the joint. Most commonly, these shoulder injuries affect people...

  • Common Problems Caused by Poorly Fitting Ice Skating Boots

    When it comes to winter sports injuries, orthopedists sometimes see patients who have hurt themselves while ice skating. Continue reading to learn about common issues caused by poorly fitting ice skates and how you can avoid them. Ankle Sprains When you select a pair of ice skating boots, it’s important to choose ones that offer you plenty of ankle support. If your skates are loose ...

  • A Look at Our Emergency Orthopedic Services

    The skilled orthopedic surgeons at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine realize that when an emergency injury occurs, it’s important to seek treatment right away. For this reason, our team can meet you at the ER and participate in your treatment from the get-go. If you are an athlete who has suffered a sports injury, being treated by an orthopedist right away can be particularly important ...

  • Helping Your Child Cope with Wearing a Cast

    Active kids sometimes suffer injuries while playing sports or participating in other activities. If your child recently saw a sports medicine doctor or orthopedist because of an injury, then he may have been given a cast to help speed and ensure his recovery. Watch this video for tips on helping your child cope with wearing a cast. First, encourage your child to limit the use of his inju...

  • The Dos and Don'ts of Knee Pain Management

    Knee injuries and arthritis are both common causes of knee pain but, no matter the reason for your symptoms, several things can minimize or exacerbate your discomfort. Read on to learn what you should or shouldn’t do to manage your knee pain. Don’t Stop Moving While you may be tempted to rest in response to the pain that you experience following a knee injury, becoming too sedentary c...

  • Rehabilitating a Wrist Injury

    Wrist injuries are often seen by orthopedists and sports medicine specialists, and they can develop for many reasons, such as from overuse or when a person suffers a fall. If you’ve injured your wrist, then watch this video to learn a few wrist rehabilitation exercises. To perform the wrist flexion and extension exercise, rest your arm face down on a table with your wrist hanging just ove...

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  • Breaking the Cycle of Knee Pain

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  • Reasons to Use Athletic Taping

    <!--Sports medicine specialists often use athletic taping to improve the comfort and stability of joints, which can help an athlete heal from sports injuries, as well as prevent re-injury afterward. --> Athletic taping is a valuable tool that can help athletes with both rehabilitation and performance. Sports medicine specialists often use athletic taping to improve the comfort and stabilit...

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