Monthly Archives: July 2012

Jul
25
2012
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Q1.  Do you know anything about Maffucci syndrome?  It is a rare disorder in which patients get angiomas or benign tumors involving blood vessels, as well as  enchondromas (benign cartilage … More…

Jul
24
2012
Marathon runners

With the NYC marathon just a few months away, many people are ramping up their training in order to run through the five boroughs with over 40,000 others. It is … More…

Jul
20
2012
Yoga child's pose

You’ve heard the saying, “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” This rings true regarding our muscles and joints as we get older.  Studies have shown that stiffness and/or … More…

Jul
19
2012
Dr. Vivian Bykerk, Rheumatologist

Q1. What’s the difference between psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis? Both are forms of inflammatory arthritis and often are treated with similar medications. Patients with psoriatic arthritis often have a rash … More…

Jul
17
2012
PRP Injection for Tendon Tear

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) continues to be the buzz when treating various musculoskeletal problems. It stimulates the body’s healing response for tissue repair at the site of injury. While the … More…