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Withdrawing Calcific Deposits in the Rotator Cuff

Most often affecting women between the ages of 35 and 65, rotator cuff calcific tendonitis is a common cause of shoulder pain. It happens when calcium phosphate is deposited in the rotator cuff tendons of the shoulder, and it can be very painful.   Calcific deposits can form in the rotator cuff, a group of […]

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Rutger's Coaches S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic in Wyckoff

  The Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic (Sports Awareness for Educating Today’s Youth ™) is a three-hour program that meets the “Minimum Standards for Volunteer Coaches Safety Orientation and Training Skills Programs” (N.J.A.C. 5:52) and provides partial civil immunity protection to volunteer coaches under the “Little League Law” (2A:62A-6 et. seq.)This clinic will be presented by Tom […]

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Do I need manual physical therapy for my ankle sprain?

At Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus, NJ I have evaluated many patients who are concerned about the recurrent ankle sprains they have suffered. Most are inversion sprains in which the ankle rolls outward and the foot turns inward, resulting in the stretching and tearing of ligaments on the outside of the ankle. Often the patient’s previous “rehabilitation” consisted of a few exercises to be done at home with little or no hands on care (i.e. massage, joint mobilizatons, stretching) from a physical therapist.

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What popular diet works best? Atkins? South Beach? Weight Watchers? Zone?

As an orthopedic and sports physical therapist in Paramus, NJ,  I like to educate my patients on the many factors that can improve their healing and others that may delay or prevent  it. For example, it  may surprise you to learn that with conditions like diabetes, hypermobility syndrome (loose joints) and being overweight, taking certain […]

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A “Multifaceted” Approach to Back Pain

Do you feel as though you need to turn your entire body to look to one side? Do you wake up with pain in the base of your head and upper back, pain that only gets worse after long car rides or working at a desk all day? Is there an unexplained ringing in your […]

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Life After Achilles Tendon Rupture

In the past, a ruptured Achilles tendon could end the career of a professional athlete and significantly impact the quality of life for others with the injury—even after treatment. Fortunately, that is no longer the case. If you suffer from this serious injury, you can most likely return to your normal life again. However, long-term […]

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A Bone Graft to Rebuild Your Shoulder

If your shoulder is prone to recurrent dislocations, a surgery known as a Bankart procedure is often used to stabilize the joint. However, that surgery often fails because the repair is not strong enough or the shoulder socket is damaged. In that case, a shoulder bone graft may be required.   In a shoulder bone […]

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The Running Epidemic!

 Coach Rob: I happen to live next to the park, my backyard faces the park and I see all kinds of people out there every day from morning to evening running.  What once made me very pleased to see so many people out there working hard to improve their health and fitness – now often […]

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Acute ACL Tear- Is it safe to try physical therapy first?

A recent study in the British Medical Journal in January 2013  study compared early acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction surgery followed by physical therapy and another group who had just Rehabilitation Only (RO) followed by an acute ACL injury with the option of having surgery during the term of the study.  Both groups were […]

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Step Up to Relieve Big Toe Joint Pain

  When you visited your doctor with pain in your big toe, it was diagnosed as hallux rigidus. Hallux rigidus is a form of degenerative arthritis (also called osteoarthritis) specific to the first metatarsophalangeal joint—the joint at the base of the big toe.   Similar to osteoarthritis, the root cause of the pain is a […]

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