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  • Send Back Pain Packing This Holiday Season

    Send Back Pain Packing This Holiday Season

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Dr. Peter Moley, a physiatrist at the HSS Stamford Outpatient Center in Stamford, sees a notable increase in patients suffering from back pain around the holidays. It often gets worse this time of year, as depression and stress as can cause unwanted pain.Research shows that emotional stress or mental pain can turn into physical pain. Depression and stress ...

  • Feeling Pain Post-Surgery? Call a Pain Management Specialist

    Feeling Pain Post-Surgery? Call a Pain Management Specialist

    PARAMUS, NJ. -- Not all pain problems can be diagnosed easily. Sometimes, despite the fact that the patient has been complaining of severe pain disrupting their quality of life, the diagnosis is elusive even after multiple physician consultations and diagnostic tests. When this happens, it may be time to speak with a pain management specialist. One rare chronic pain problem is ...

  • What is Parsonage-Turner Syndrome?

    What is Parsonage-Turner Syndrome?

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (PTS), also known as Neuralgic Amyotrophy or brachial neuritis, is an uncommon peripheral nerve disorder. Those with PTS typically have extreme pain in the shoulder region that resolves after a few days to weeks, and is followed with profound weakness and atrophy in one or more muscles of the shoulder and upper arm.PTS typically involves the ...

  • HSS Shares Injury Prevention Tips Before Hopping In The Polo Pool

    HSS Shares Injury Prevention Tips Before Hopping In The Polo Pool

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- While water polo may seem like a summer sport, the men’s NCAA championships actually take place in December. Given the physical nature of the sport and limited protective equipment, it’s important to be aware of the many different acute injuries that put water polo players at risk. Acute injuries are often the result of contact with an opposing player, with the head and ...

  • Second Time Is Not The Charm: HSS Doctor Talks Re-Injuring ACL

    Second Time Is Not The Charm: HSS Doctor Talks Re-Injuring ACL

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- One of the most common knee injuries is a torn ligament, and the anterior cruciate ligament is the one we often read about in the sports pages. Although primary ACL reconstructions have a high success rate, some patients are left with unsatisfactory results or they re-injure the ligament. About 10 percent of the ACL reconstructions performed in the United States fail ...

  • Hitting The Links? HSS Shares How To Manage Knee Arthritis

    Hitting The Links? HSS Shares How To Manage Knee Arthritis

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- Golf is somewhat unique as it’s both a physical sport and a social activity. Spending a day on the course with friends and family could be great for your well-being, but if you experience chronic knee pain, it might be difficult to even lift a club.There is a common myth that if you have knee osteoarthritis (OA), physical activity will make your knees feel worse. ...

  • Who Needs An Engine? HSS Doctor Shares On-Water Tips

    Who Needs An Engine? HSS Doctor Shares On-Water Tips

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- As the team physician for U.S. Rowing for the past 22 years, Dr. Jo Hannafin knows what it takes to compete at the Olympic level. However, with strenuous training, injuries are bound to happen. "The majority of rowing injuries occur from training at high intensity, acceleration of training protocols without an adequate strength base and over-reliance on the ...

  • What A Pain: HSS Doctor Discusses Female ACL Tears

    What A Pain: HSS Doctor Discusses Female ACL Tears

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Dr. Moira McCarthy, an orthopedic surgeon with Hospital for Special Surgery explains why females are at higher risk for ACL tears and how they can protect against them.First, let’s start with what the ACL is. The ACL is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament, one of two crossing ligaments in the middle of the knee. Basically, the ligaments are soft tissue bands that stabilize ...

  • HSS Doctor Talks Straight On Crooked Bone Healing

    HSS Doctor Talks Straight On Crooked Bone Healing

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- Tibial pseudarthrosis is a fracture of the tibia that doesn't heal correctly. This incorrect healing is referred to by orthopedists as "nonunion" and is associated with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder in which tumors grow in the nervous system and under the skin.Children with neurofibromatosis often have a bowing of the tibia and are first examined by a ...

  • What Is Post-Traumatic Kyphosis? HSS Doctor Explains

    What Is Post-Traumatic Kyphosis? HSS Doctor Explains

    PARAMUS, N.J. -- Experience a bump or fall and suffering from back pain? You may have post-traumatic kyphosis, a condition that results from serious injuries such as a fall, motor vehicle or horseback riding accident, or even a bounce off a wave while boating. In some cases, these fractures or dislocations of the vertebrae can develop into a deformity, especially if the injury is not ...

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