Mehul R Shah, M.D. - Orthopaedic Surgeon - New York Hospital for Joint Diseases - NYU LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER
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  • Why static stretching may not be as effective as you think

    For a decade, the research has been clear: static, hold-the-pose stretches prior to athletic activity diminish performance and might even open athletes up to injury.

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  • Medicine balls: Exercise tools that add fun to fitness

    Consider working out with a medicine ball, an inexpensive fitness tool that's exploding in popularity. This weighted ball helps you develop strength, endurance and even flexibility and many exercises are done with a partner, adding a fun dimension to workouts.

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  • Seven exercises for shoulder arthritis

    Arthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the shoulder joints. Performing specific exercises on a regular basis can help relieve the symptoms of arthritis, which include pain and swelling.

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  • What should I do if my child is pigeon toed?

    Seeing a child's toes point inward may cause concern for a parent. However, this common and painless condition, known as pigeon toe or pediatric intoeing, is common in children up to the age of 8 years.

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  • What happens with a pinched nerve in the shoulder?

    A pinched nerve in the shoulder occurs when a nearby structure irritates or presses on a nerve coming from the neck. This can lead to shoulder pain and numbness of the arm and hand.

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  • Maximal running shoes may increase injury risk to some runners

    Lower leg pain and injuries have long been a problem for runners, but research at Oregon State University-Cascades has shown maximal running shoes may increase such risks for some runners.

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  • Prolonged Opioid Use Before Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery Increases Risk of Poor Outcomes

    Patients who take prescription opioids for more than 60 days before total knee or hip replacement surgery are at significantly higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital and of undergoing repeat joint-replacement surgery, compared to patients with no preoperative opioid use, reports a study in the July 18 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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  • What you need to know about shoulder pain - and shoulder surgery

    The part of the body we call the shoulder consists of several joints that work with tendons and muscles to allow the arm to move in many directions. We can bowl a perfect game or reach the top shelf thanks to this system of joints, muscles and tendons. However, it is possible to overextend the shoulder and end up with pain. When your shoulder is painful, everyday life activities become difficult.

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  • Strong Workout, Stronger Recovery!

    The American Heart Association says that running is good for your heart. But for every 100 hours of running, the average runner will sustain at least one injury. But, there are things you can do after a run to cut the risk of a future injury.

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  • First Steps To Care For An Ankle injury

    Ankle injuries are defined by the kind of tissue bone, ligament, or tendon that damaged. The ankle is where three bones meet the tibia and fibula of your lower leg with the talus of your foot. These bones are held together at the ankle joint by ligaments, which are strong elastic bands of connective tissue that keep the bones in place while allowing normal ankle motion. Tendons attach muscles to the bones to do the work of making the ankle and foot move, and help keep the joints stable.

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  • Researchers determine the rate of return to sport after shoulder surgery

    Athletes with shoulder instability injuries often undergo shoulder stabilization surgery to return to sport (RTS) and perform at their preinjury activity level. Returning to sports in a timely fashion and being able to perform at a high level are priorities for these athletes undergoing surgery. Time and ability to RTS is often difficult to predict and based on a myriad of variables, including the individual's severity of injury, the type of sport (overhead, collision, contact, recreational), the athlete's level of competition, compliance with the rehabilitation program and type of surgery.

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  • No One-Size-Fits-All for Hydrating During Sports

    Waiting until you're thirsty to drink during sports could lead to dehydration and poorer performance, a new study finds.

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  • When Can I Return to Play After an Orthopedic Sports Injury?

    Recovery is as unique to the individual as is their genetic makeup it really does depend on a wide variety of factors. However, for many common orthopedic injuries, there's usually a fairly consistent timeline for return to sport or active living.

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  • Why Do I Have Uneven Shoulders?

    Uneven shoulders occur when one shoulder is higher than the other. This can be a slight or significant difference and may be due to several causes. Luckily, there are steps you can take to bring your body back into balance and alignment.

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  • Pack the right shoe for your summer vac

    Summer is here and if you're ready to jump in feet first, be sure you're wearing the right shoes. A podiatrist at Baylor College of Medicine offers tips on finding the right shoe for different types of summer vacations.

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