Ouch

Is it 2016 already? Seems like those Olympics really sneak up on us, what with the heat, humidity and hot air that permeates the summer and this particular election season. And with the Olympic feats and feets, comes Olympic size injury, starting with an open tibial fracture suffered by gymnast Samir Ait Said early in […]

Comfortably Numb

It’s the dog days of summer here in NYC, and maybe time for a bit of light reading, something that can be stuffed in an overstuffed bag, taken to the beach, and then taken out while sitting on a lounge chair, only to be discarded with the detritus of summer fun and ocean refuse, or […]

The Inflammation Explanation Summation

Oh it’s just a bit inflamed. Uh huh. Right. Just another platitude doctors feed their patients, right up there with “this won’t hurt a bit” and “of course your insurance covers this.” And it always seems like the inflammation lingers on, appearing perilously close to an infection. So what is inflammation anyway, and why does […]

Get Up!

Back in the day, we used to listen to cassettes. Yes kids, those rectangular plastic devices that held up to 90 minutes of toe-tapping hair-raising fun and a whole lot of background noise (Dolby reduction!) on a long, easily tangled reel of magnetic tape. And also back in the day, surgeons mandated extended periods of […]

What Does Compression Do? (Part 1)

Well the short answer is it takes a music file, and removes all the unnecessary information that makes it sound good, and turns it into something short and hissy enough to fit onto your iPhone or Google phone, if that’s your thing. Wait, sorry, wrong blog. Let’s talk about compression in all its glory as […]

No Pain…No Pain

Want to talk a bit about pain this week.  Not the losing the World Series, or breaking up with your girlfriend or even the world of pain in the Big Lebowski kind of pain.  I’m talking about the pain of ankle sprains, metatarsal fractures, and bunion surgery (not as bad as you’d think, or so […]