Our shoulders are an especially busy part of the anatomy that perform a wide range of functions — everything from scratching our backs to tossing a curveball. It’s no wonder sayings like “shoulder the burden” and “shoulder to the grindstone” have become part of the vocabulary. All that activity has a price, however, and shoulder injuries are quite common.
At the offices of New York Orthopedic Specialists, our orthopedists are specialists with a deep understanding of the complex system of muscles, bone and tendons comprising our shoulders. We have the state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to determine the source of the problem, and the experience to develop a treatment plan to relieve the pain and get you back to the activities you love. Whether you’re a swimmer, pitcher, or tennis player, or someone simply performing everyday tasks, you can count on the attention and care you’ll receive from our doctors and staff.
Shoulder problems generally fall into several categories: A fractured bone; a tear or inflammation of the tendons; arthritis due to wear and tear; or instability when the arm bone comes out of the socket. Sometimes an impingement occurs when the shoulder blade is pressing on the soft tissue underneath. Another common injury is a tear in the rotator cuff, which is a group of tendons attached to the arm bone. Our orthopedists will perform a thorough examination including evaluating your medical history and may order tests such as an X-ray, MRI or CAT scan to pinpoint the source of your pain. Afterward we will create a treatment plan that may include physical therapy, medication, or surgery if the damage to the shoulder does not respond to other methods.
If you have questions or concerns about shoulder pain, bring them to the orthopedists at the offices of New York Orthopedic Specialists, and we’ll bring you relief. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
By Scott Haig
July 28, 2021
If you are a runner, a dancer, or an athlete who has suddenly ramped up their exercise routine, and you’re experiencing pain in the front of your lower leg, the problem might be shin splints. This injury affecting the area around the shinbone — called the tibia, the largest bone in the leg — is quite common and awfully painful. And this injury can develop into something even more serious if not treated properly.
The orthopedists at the offices of New York Orthopedic Specialists are trained to diagnose this troublesome injury and provide treatment to relieve your discomfort and provide a path for your return to the activities you love. We specialize in injuries of the musculoskeletal system — including tendons, nerves, bones, joints and ligaments — and treat patients of all ages and activity levels.
The injury known as shin splints occurs when the muscles, tendons and bone tissue around the tibia become inflamed, usually around the bone’s inner border. Often this happens because the muscles and bone tissue in the leg become overworked due to repetitive activity. Wearing improper footwear or having flat feet can also be contributing factors. Shin splints can happen during and after exercise, produce throbbing or sharp pain, and the spot may be sore to the touch.
Our orthopedists will conduct a thorough examination of your lower leg and may seek additional imaging tests to check for other factors that may be causing or contributing to your pain, such as tendinitis or potentially a stress fracture. Then a course of treatment will be recommended.
An injury like shin splints may be new to you, but it’s not new to us. At the offices of New York Orthopedic Specialists, we have the experience and advanced technology to provide care that is second to none. Call our office today to arrange a consultation.
By Scott Haig
June 21, 2021