joint pain

Variables That Affect Chronic Joint Pain

In our last blog, we discussed the connection between stress and joint pain, but have you ever wondered why your pain level fluctuates a great deal in regard to the same injury or disease whether you are stressed or not? Here we will discuss some of the factors that you may not know affect your…

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When Jumping Is Not a Joy

Most of us enjoyed jumping as children, whether in jump rope, hopscotch, on a trampoline, to reach for low-hanging fruit, or to splash in puddles. Nonetheless, both children and adults can suffer painful injuries as a result of jumps that end badly. Let’s take a look at sports that involve jumping and the injuries they…

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backache

Why Are Backaches So Common?

Studies have shown that 80 percent of the population experiences back pain at some point. According to evolutionary biologists, the problem began over 4 million years ago when primates became bipedal, using only two of their four limbs for locomotion. This development put increased stress on the spine and may be blamed for many of…

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stress and joint pain

How Stress Makes Muscle and Joint Pain Worse

You may have noticed that when you’re under emotional stress your aches and pains are more troublesome. This is no coincidence — the body and mind are undeniably interconnected. There are sound physiological reasons that emotional disturbance can bring on or exacerbate muscle and joint pain, especially in the back and neck.  Regardless of the…

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Helping Bone Fractures Heal

If you’ve broken a bone, you know the severe pain of the incident itself, and the ongoing discomfort of the healing process. Though some complex or dislocated bone fractures require surgery, in most cases, these injuries heal well once the broken bone is cast or otherwise immobilized. Nonetheless, since bones take much longer to knit…

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cartilage

Understanding Cartilage Damage and How It Causes Joint Pain

Cartilage is our primary connective tissue, serving a variety of structural and functional purposes throughout the body. Where cartilage covers the ends of our bones, it reduces friction, protecting our joints from the stress of weight-bearing movements. Damage to cartilage can be painful and restrict movement.  Types of Cartilage and What They Do There are…

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Injuries Caused by Bending

When the Beatles sang Doing the garden, digging the weeds/ Who could ask for more, they were nowhere near 64 and probably not thinking about the aches and pains that become more prevalent in middle-age. While children and young adults usually don’t hurt themselves by simply bending over, injuries that occur during this simple act…

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man with bad posture

Is Your Bad Posture Contributing to Your Back and Joint Pain?

While telling our children to “sit up straight” may seem to be an old-fashioned command, good posture is important to maintaining pain-free flexibility and general well-being. Not only does poor posture contribute to back pain, but it can also negatively impact respiration, digestion, balance, and even psychological health. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, our…

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