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Leon Popovitz

Sports Medicine Specialist

Leon E. Popovitz, MD, co-founder of New York Bone & Joint Specialists, is a top-rated Orthopedic Surgeon in New York City and New Jersey. He is an internationally recognized specialist in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, arthroscopic surgery of the knee and sports medicine.

Dr. Popovitz’ expertise is in minimally invasive repair and/or reconstruction of the shoulder and knee. This includes shoulder labrum, dislocations/bankart and rotator cuff tears. In the knee, this includes ACL, meniscus and cartilage tears. His treatment philosophy is that preservation of all the vital structures, with which we are born, is the key to extending the life of our joints.
Leon Popovitz
  • New York, NY
  • NYU/ Hospital for Joint Diseases
  • Accepting new patients

Humerus pain

Hello, There are a variety of possible reasons for your pain. The most likely is a rotator cuff impingement from overuse. This is often treated well with rest, over the counter READ MORE
Hello,

There are a variety of possible reasons for your pain. The most likely is a rotator cuff impingement from overuse. This is often treated well with rest, over the counter ant-inflammatory medicine (such as Advil- if there are no stomach or kidney problems) and physical therapy focused on rotator cuff strengthening.
Other causes include, shoulder instability, rotator cuff strain, rotator cuff partial tear, or even a tear of the labrum (cartilage cushion). If you have already tried some rest and exercises with no relief, then I suggest you see an orthopedic doctor for an evaluation and formal treatment program.

Should PT be recommended in any sport for any age?

Dear sir, Anyone that participates in athletic activities, especially hockey, may need to see a sports medicine doctor at some point. Preventative medicine is always the best READ MORE
Dear sir,

Anyone that participates in athletic activities, especially hockey, may need to see a sports medicine doctor at some point. Preventative medicine is always the best medicine. So then, yes, you should see a sports medicine expert to review all possible preventative measures in your sport.