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Dr. Jordan Eli Brodsky, M.D.

Rheumatologist

Dr. Jordan Eli Brodsky M.D. is a top Rheumatologist. Dr. Brodsky is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Brodsky comes to our office from his position as Administrative Fellow of Rheumatology of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he also served his Rheumatology Fellowship. Dr. Brodsky has particular expertise in musculoskeletal ultrasound and joint injection methods.

Dr. Brodsky aspires to be a twenty-first century Rheumatologist, blending his earliest experiences and knowledge gained in medical school, Internal Medicine Residency and Rheumatology fellowship. He strives to be a truly understanding, compassionate, competent, and knowledgeable practitioner while contributing to medical teaching and research. With the current medical advancements in disease modifying agents, biologic drugs, ultrasound and MRI, he aspires to be a dynamic Rheumatologist.

Dr. Brodsky’s clinical interests include connective tissue diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, vasculitis, gout, pseudogout, spondyloarthropathies, scleroderma, antiphospholipid syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.te about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Bronx, NY, Dr. Jordan Eli Brodsky M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
6 years Experience
Dr. Jordan Eli Brodsky, M.D.
  • Hewlett, NY
  • Beth Israel Medical Center/Mt Sinai School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Can RA cause problems with swallowing?

There are many causes of your symptoms, so to further determine what is causing, you will need further evaluation. Historically, the most common sites of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) READ MORE
There are many causes of your symptoms, so to further determine what is causing, you will need further evaluation. Historically, the most common sites of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are the metatarsophalangeal joints, followed by the metacarpophalangeal joints and the cervical spine. Given your symptoms, these are very concerning and you should seek medical attention as soon as possible (your PMD or Rheumatologist). Abnormalities of the rheumatoid cervical spine generally can be grouped into 3 categories that may be seen in isolation or combined involvement, of which atlantoaxial instability (AAI) or atlantoaxial subluxation (AAS) is the most common abnormality. Please see the following link for more information: https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1266195-overview

I have severe pain in my joints when I stand. Could it be arthritis?

Great question! There are over 100 types of arthritis that can cause joint pain, so to further determine what type you might have, you need further evaluation. Historically, key READ MORE
Great question! There are over 100 types of arthritis that can cause joint pain, so to further determine what type you might have, you need further evaluation. Historically, key blood tests and X-rays will likely need to be done, too. In either case, I would advise you to follow up with a rheumatologist for further evaluation, as there can be many different causes for your symptoms and it should be evaluated by a healthcare professional.

Is knee surgery advisable for a 72 year old patient?

Great question! There are many causes of joint pain, so to further determine what is causing the knee pain and if surgery is needed you need further evaluation. Historically, key READ MORE
Great question! There are many causes of joint pain, so to further determine what is causing the knee pain and if surgery is needed you need further evaluation. Historically, key blood tests and X-rays will likely need to be done, too. In either case, I would advise you to follow up with a rheumatologist for further evaluation as there can be many different causes for your symptoms and it should be evaluated by a healthcare professional.

How is rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed?

Great question! Historically, a key blood test to determine whether a person has rheumatoid arthritis checked for the presence of rheumatoid factor (RF): antibodies produced by READ MORE
Great question! Historically, a key blood test to determine whether a person has rheumatoid arthritis checked for the presence of rheumatoid factor (RF): antibodies produced by the immune system that can attack healthy joints and tissues. More recently, an additional antibody called the anti-cyclic citrillunated protein (ACPA) has been considered a marker. But now, the presence of RF or ACPA is no longer considered necessary for a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis. When RF and ACPA are negative, but a person has symptoms similar to those of rheumatoid arthritis, seronegative arthritis can be diagnosed. People who have either RF or ACPA antibodies have seropositive RA. In either case, I would advise you to follow up with a rheumatologist for further evaluation as there can be many different causes for your symptoms and it should be evaluated by a healthcare professional.

Is there a surgery for treating knee pain due to arthritis?

Great question! There are many causes of joint pain, so to further determine what is causing the knee pain and if surgery is needed, you need further evaluation. Historically, READ MORE
Great question! There are many causes of joint pain, so to further determine what is causing the knee pain and if surgery is needed, you need further evaluation. Historically, key blood tests and X-rays will likely need to be done, too. In either case, I would advise you to follow up with a rheumatologist for further evaluation, as there can be many different causes for your symptoms and it should be evaluated by a healthcare professional.

Hand swelling problem

Great question! There are over 100 types of arthritis that can cause joint pain and swelling, so to further determine what type you might have, you need further evaluation. Historically, READ MORE
Great question! There are over 100 types of arthritis that can cause joint pain and swelling, so to further determine what type you might have, you need further evaluation. Historically, key blood tests and X-rays will likely need to be done, too. In either case, I would advise you to follow up with a rheumatologist for further evaluation, as there can be many different causes for your symptoms and it should be evaluated by a healthcare professional.

I have pain in my finger joints when I wake up. Could it be arthritis?

Great question! There are over 100 types of arthritis, so to further determine what type you might have, you need further evaluation. Historically, a key blood test to determine READ MORE
Great question! There are over 100 types of arthritis, so to further determine what type you might have, you need further evaluation. Historically, a key blood test to determine whether a person has rheumatoid arthritis checked for the presence of rheumatoid factor (RF): antibodies produced by the immune system that can attack healthy joints and tissues. More recently, an additional antibody called the anti-cyclic citrillunated protein (ACPA) has been considered a marker. In either case, I would advise you to follow up with a rheumatologist for further evaluation, as there can be many different causes for your symptoms and it should be evaluated by a healthcare professional.

What tests are recommended to confirm rheumatoid arthritis in a person?

Great question! Historically, a key blood test to determine whether a person has rheumatoid arthritis checked for the presence of rheumatoid factor (RF): antibodies produced by READ MORE
Great question! Historically, a key blood test to determine whether a person has rheumatoid arthritis checked for the presence of rheumatoid factor (RF): antibodies produced by the immune system that can attack healthy joints and tissues. More recently, an additional antibody called the anti-cyclic citrillunated protein (ACPA) has been considered a marker.
But now, the presence of RF or ACPA is no longer considered necessary for a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis. When RF and ACPA are negative, but a person has symptoms similar to those of rheumatoid arthritis, seronegative arthritis can be diagnosed. People who have either RF or ACPA antibodies have seropositive RA. In either case, i would advise you to follow up with a Rheumatologist for further evaluation as there can be many different causes for your symptoms and it should be evaluated by a healthcare professional.

Is there any treatment for rheumatoid arthritis in alternative medicine?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease of inflammation, so adding anti-inflammatory herbs and spices to your diet might sound like a good idea. According to the National Center for READ MORE
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease of inflammation, so adding anti-inflammatory herbs and spices to your diet might sound like a good idea. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), though, there's not enough evidence to support the use of particular herbs or spices as effective treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. Still, a number of herbs and spices do have anti-inflammatory properties. Check out this article for further details. https://www.everydayhealth.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/diet/six-herbs-and-spices-for-rheumatoid-arthritis/

Is there a diet recommended for arthritis patients?

A number of herbs and spices do have anti-inflammatory properties. Check out this article for further details. https://www.everydayhealth.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/diet/six-herbs-and-spices-for-rheumatoid-arthritis/ READ MORE
A number of herbs and spices do have anti-inflammatory properties. Check out this article for further details. https://www.everydayhealth.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/diet/six-herbs-and-spices-for-rheumatoid-arthritis/

Can excess weight trigger rheumatic pain in people?

Obesity affects arthritis for two reasons: First, the excess load on your joints can cause pain and discomfort, and second, a number of inflammatory mediators produced in fat affect READ MORE
Obesity affects arthritis for two reasons: First, the excess load on your joints can cause pain and discomfort, and second, a number of inflammatory mediators produced in fat affect joint tissues and play a role in pain, just as being overweight is linked to increased arthritis pain, weight loss may help improve arthritis symptoms. Check out this article for more information: https://www.everydayhealth.com/news/reasons-lose-weight-with-arthritis/. In either case, I would advise you to follow up with a rheumatologist for further evaluation, as there can be many different causes for your symptoms and it should be evaluated by a healthcare professional.

What should I remember when travelling with rheumatoid arthritis?

This is a great question and one that I am constantly asked by many of my patients. Check out these 8 Travel Tips. It just takes a little preparation to make your vacation knee READ MORE
This is a great question and one that I am constantly asked by many of my patients. Check out these 8 Travel Tips. It just takes a little preparation to make your vacation knee pain free: https://bit.ly/2OIXXPi. Also, check out these 8 life Hacks That Can Help Arthritis Hand Pain. Try these clever ways to repurpose household items and help save your fingers, hands, and wrists: https://bit.ly/2JOfyBY. For more information, you can also check out our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rheumconsultants.

What is the way to treat pain in the lower back?

Lifestyle factor such as walking and cycling may help prevent lower back pain but Obesity, smoking, physical workload can increase risk for lower back pain http://bit.ly/2OQCRxE READ MORE
Lifestyle factor such as walking and cycling may help prevent lower back pain but Obesity, smoking, physical workload can increase risk for lower back pain http://bit.ly/2OQCRxE ‬. I would advise you to follow up with a Rheumatologist for further evaluation as there can be many different causes for your symptoms and it should be evaluated by a healthcare professional.

I have never had a back injury, then why do I have a constant back pain?

Lifestyle factor such as walking and cycling may help prevent lower back pain but Obesity, smoking, physical workload can increase risk for lower back pain http://bit.ly/2OQCRxE READ MORE
Lifestyle factor such as walking and cycling may help prevent lower back pain but Obesity, smoking, physical workload can increase risk for lower back pain http://bit.ly/2OQCRxE ‬. I would advise you to follow up with a Rheumatologist for further evaluation as there can be many different causes for your symptoms and it should be evaluated by a healthcare professional.

Why do I get back pain that worsens while walking?

Lifestyle factor such as walking and cycling may help prevent lower back pain but Obesity, smoking, physical workload can increase risk for lower back pain. check out http://bit.ly/2OQCRxE READ MORE
Lifestyle factor such as walking and cycling may help prevent lower back pain but Obesity, smoking, physical workload can increase risk for lower back pain. check out http://bit.ly/2OQCRxE for more details‬. I would advise you to follow up with a Rheumatologist for further evaluation as there can be many different causes for your symptoms and it should be evaluated by a healthcare professional.

How do I know if I have rheumatoid arthritis?

Great question! Historically, a key blood test to determine whether a person has rheumatoid arthritis checked for the presence of rheumatoid factor (RF): antibodies produced by READ MORE
Great question! Historically, a key blood test to determine whether a person has rheumatoid arthritis checked for the presence of rheumatoid factor (RF): antibodies produced by the immune system that can attack healthy joints and tissues. More recently, an additional antibody called the anti-cyclic citrillunated protein (ACPA) has been considered a marker.
But now, the presence of RF or ACPA is no longer considered necessary for a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis. When RF and ACPA are negative, but a person has symptoms similar to those of rheumatoid arthritis, seronegative arthritis can be diagnosed. People who have either RF or ACPA antibodies have seropositive RA. In either case, i would advise you to follow up with a Rheumatologist for further evaluation as there can be many different causes for your symptoms and it should be evaluated by a healthcare professional.

Are there foods that can improve my arthritis?

A number of herbs and spices do have anti-inflammatory properties. Check out this article for further details. https://www.everydayhealth.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/diet/six-herbs-and-spices-for-rheumatoid-arthritis/ READ MORE
A number of herbs and spices do have anti-inflammatory properties. Check out this article for further details. https://www.everydayhealth.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/diet/six-herbs-and-spices-for-rheumatoid-arthritis/

Can a diet help manage my joint pain better?

Great Question! According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), though, there's not enough evidence to support the use of particular herbs or READ MORE
Great Question! According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), though, there's not enough evidence to support the use of particular herbs or spices still a number of herbs and spices do have anti-inflammatory properties. Check out this article for further details. https://www.everydayhealth.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/diet/six-herbs-and-spices-for-rheumatoid-arthritis/

Is yoga helpful in managing arthritis?

Check out these 6 yoga and relaxation techniques that can help you evoke the relaxation response and reduce stress: acr.tw/2M6J0Z7

Is there any alternative treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease of inflammation, so adding anti-inflammatory herbs and spices to your diet might sound like a good idea. According to the National Center for READ MORE
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease of inflammation, so adding anti-inflammatory herbs and spices to your diet might sound like a good idea. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), though, there's not enough evidence to support the use of particular herbs or spices as effective treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. Still, a number of herbs and spices do have anti-inflammatory properties. Check out this article for further details. https://www.everydayhealth.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/diet/six-herbs-and-spices-for-rheumatoid-arthritis/