Rotator Cuff Injuries

Rotator cuff injuries to the shoulder vary a great deal in severity. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, we are often able to help patients with rotator cuff injuries heal by using one or more of our many nonsurgical treatment options. Our doctors are physiatrists, that is MDs with well-honed skills in pain relief and…

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Rotator Cuff Injuries: Symptoms and Causes

What causes rotator cuff injuries? In the United States alone, rotator cuff tears have become so common that 2 million people visit their doctor for this issue every year. If you have ever been unfortunate enough to have sustained this painful injury, just watching the pitchers in the World Series wind up to get ready…

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Common Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries can be incapacitating as well as extremely painful. At the offices of Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, where we are dedicated to nonsurgical healing, we offer many treatment options to alleviate the pain of shoulder injuries and accelerate the healing process, such as customized physical therapy, acupuncture, platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), steroid injections,…

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Musculoskeletal Golf Injuries

In spite of the fact that golf is by no means a rough and tumble sport, a surprising number of golfers develop musculoskeletal problems that require the attention of the physiatrists at Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine. We treat both serious golf injuries, like ligament tears, and pain from repetitive or progressive strain in the back,…

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Common Musculoskeletal Car Accident Injuries

Many of the patients we treat at Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine are suffering musculoskeletal injuries due to car accidents — some recent and some that happened years ago but led to or accelerated other disease conditions, such as osteoarthritis.  Out of the millions of traffic accidents that occur on our roads, most are fender…

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Which Gender Is More Prone to Sports Injuries?

Because male sports, especially those involving bodily contact, are given more attention by the media, many people would answer this question incorrectly. Having seen more male than female players suddenly collapse on the field or court only to be carried off to receive medical assistance, they assume that males sustain more frequent sports injuries than…

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Swimming Injuries and How to Treat Them

When you go for a refreshing dip, the last thing you want to come out with is pain. Unfortunately, this is not a rare occurrence, especially for those who don’t just cool off by dunking but actively swim laps. Whether you were aware of your injury before you dried off or only noticed it later,…

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Construction Injuries Don’t Have to Be Catastrophic to Hurt

Any construction job, however small, may cause musculoskeletal injuries that are painful and disabling, injuries that Long Island residents often bring to one of the well-known offices of Long Island Rehabilitation Medicine. Our physiatrists are exceptionally well-trained to diagnose and treat injuries of muscles and joints, including the facet joints of the back.  Now that…

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Swimming Injuries that Affect Bones, Muscles, and Joints

Now that it’s summer again, and pandemic restrictions have greatly diminished, many of us are gleefully getting back into the water. Although swimming is often thought of as a relaxing activity, swimmers get their share of muscular and joint injuries. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, we see patients throughout the year who have suffered…

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Taking Care of Baseball Injuries

Baseball, like all activities involving public gatherings, has been suspended during the 2020 season of the COVID-19. Now that the coronavirus pandemic is coming under some control, hopes are high that the major leagues will begin playing again, perhaps in July, but without the presence of fans.  Nonetheless, we are likely to see amateur and…

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