Monthly Archives: April 2011

Dr. Lawrence Gulotta, Orthopedic Surgeon

Q1. I had treatment for a rotator cuff tear about 10 years ago. I will have to have surgery again for another tear I sustained. Can you tell me what … More…

tips to prevent pain & aches gardening

There are many benefits of reconnecting with nature when working in the garden, including stress-relief and cardiovascular exercise. However, there are also aches and pains from musculoskeletal conditions that can … More…

Dr. Frank Cammisa, Spine Surgeon

Q1. I am 31 and have had L4-L5 and L5-S1 fused, and I’m still very active, how long will I have till I have additional problems, and what can I … More…


5 Ways Weather Affects Injuries

by HSS on the Move
ways weather affects injuries

Michael Silverman and Aisling Toolan, physical therapists from the Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center at Hospital for Special Surgery, share five tips to protect your body from the elements. 1. … More…

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Over 27 million Americans suffer from the aches and pains of osteoarthritis. Getting proper exercise can at times seem difficult. Physical Therapist Lauren Smith, PT, DPT, offers fitness tips for … More…

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April 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Did you know that Electromyography (EMG) is a form of electrodiagnostic testing that is used to study nerve and muscle function? Dr. Joseph Feinberg, Physiatrist, says: “There are two parts to EMG testing: a nerve conduction study and a needle exam for muscle testing. Both may result in some discomfort, but are usually well tolerated without the need for medication beforehand. EMG testing usually takes anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the condition being tested and findings of the study.” For more information on EMG testing, visit

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