Monthly Archives: October 2012

Operating room at Hospital for Special Surgery

Q1. I’m concerned about getting an infection from hip surgery. What does the hospital do to prevent infection? At HSS, we take a number of steps to reduce the risk … More…


6 Tips to Train Like a Professional Athlete

by Polly de Mille and Theresa Chiaia
Football training

Ever wonder how your exercise routine stacks up against what the professionals do? Sure they might have access to more resources than you do, but a little knowledge goes a … More…

Hip Exercise

Q1. My doctor diagnosed me with hip tendonitis. What steps should I take so I can return to running? Depending on what kind of tendonitis (hip flexor versus gluteal) you … More…

Baseball player swinging bat

It’s October which means we are headed into the playoffs for Major League Baseball. A proper warm-up is critical to enhancing performance and reducing the chance of injury or re-injury. … More…

Back pain

Q1. Are there things we can do to minimize chronic back pain other than strengthening the core? In addition to “core strengthening,” I typically recommend the following exercise programs 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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