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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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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man with ankle pain

Ankle Pain: Causes, Diagnoses, and Treatments

At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, we frequently see patients who have suffered ankle injuries or who are experiencing chronic ankle pain of unknown origin. If you are troubled by ankle pain, it is most likely interfering with your daily routine since our ankles bear the weight the minute we are upright. It is best…

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woman with fibromyalgia

Have You Been Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia?

For most patients, finally receiving a diagnosis of fibromyalgia may bring a measure of relief since the wide range of sometimes vague symptoms of this disorder is often mistaken (by doctors as well as family, friends, and acquaintances) for hypochondria. As we well know at Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, putting a name to a…

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Older woman with a muscle spasm in her wrist

Why Do I Get Muscle Spasms and How Can I Prevent Them?

Small muscle spasms on your eyelid, hand or thigh may cause a pulsing sensation, as if a tiny motor has been turned on. They are usually short-term, painless and, though they may be annoying, very rarely indicate a serious disorder. Larger muscle spasms, however, that suddenly knot your calf or tighten your lower back can…

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older patient looking over musculoskeletal issue with doctor.

Musculoskeletal Problems in Older Patients

While advertisers deluge us with messages about how to keep ourselves young, pain-free and active, aging brings about unavoidable changes to all parts of the body, from skin and hair to bones and muscles. Though we try to pinpoint a date when aging begins, or at least when it becomes troublesome (50? 65? 70? 75?),…

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Woman with pain from quarantine.

Are You Coming Out of Quarantine in Pain?

In this unprecedented time of carefully re-entering a world of face masks and social distancing after months of sheltering in place, many of us are feeling a bit like bears after hibernation, some of us eager to get going, others tired from too much resting. The world is different than it was and some of…

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What Does Knee Pain Indicate?

Is knee pain always a sign of arthritis? If you are currently not in a coma or on an extended retreat with the main focus being to avoid contact with the rest of the world, you are constantly exposed to various forms of the media’s 24-hour assault of information, most of which seems to revolve…

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