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Are You Ready For Spring Sports?

Spring is right around the corner, and athletes everywhere are dusting off their sports equipment for the upcoming season. At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, a local Brooklyn Orthopedist, our staff will make sure you are fully prepared for every home run you hit and every goal you score during this time of year. Consult with our team on methods for making sure you’re in peak physical condition for when your sports season begins.

Customarily, the most commonly practiced spring sports include baseball, track & field, and lacrosse. Orthopedic injuries tend to crop up as an unavoidable result of playing these sports, such as pain resonating in the joints. As an athlete, it’s always a good idea to prepare yourself early and make sure that you are ready for the season ahead. Before your initial start date, remember to consult with your local Brooklyn Orthopedist, to get yourself a full medical evaluation.

Symptoms of Acute Injury

If you have any symptoms of acute injury, it’s certainly in your best interest to get it taken care of before you sign up for any spring sport. If you have any of these symptoms listed below, get them checked out as soon as possible. Here are some common issues athletes tend to experience:

  • The development of swelling within the foot and ankle.
  • Constant discomfort when standing on your feet.  
  • Muscle weakness, especially when your muscle groups are being overused.
  • Bruising of the tissue could be a result of physical contact during a game.
  • Limping or not being able to walk for long periods.
  • Limitations while running, such as discomfort or instability.   

What Can Cause These Injuries?

These symptoms can occur as a result of an injury that carried over from the previous season, or something that requires further attention. The symptoms listed above can be caused by a fracture, shin splint, strains/sprains, as well as swollen muscles. Consult with your local Brooklyn Orthopedist if you’re concerned about these symptoms.

Being an athlete means you need to prepare yourself as much as possible during the winter to make sure you are 100% ready for what lies ahead. Any existing injuries can get much worse if you do not seek proper attention for them. Finding care to any harm or pain you are receiving is going to help you out in the long run.

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Don’t wait and think that the injury will go away on its own. Playing sports requires your bones and body to be in the best shape possible. That’s why you should schedule an appointment with Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, your local Brooklyn orthopedist.

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Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, PC is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, we strive to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all our treatment plans as a way to alleviate possible future difficulties. We are pleased to have you as a patient. If you have any questions, always feel free to contact our Brooklyn Orthopedist.

DR. STANISLAV AVSHALUMOV – Board-Certified Brooklyn Orthopedist

Dr. Avshalumov specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopaedic conditions and performs several orthopaedic procedures including:

  • Joint Preservation
  • Sports Medicine
  • General Orthopedics
  • Trauma

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Education

  • Osteopathic Medicine: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York, NY

Training

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Peninsula Hospital Center, Far Rockaway, NY
  • Joint Preservation, Resurfacing & Replacement Fellowship: Washington University Orthopedics, St. Louis, MO

Medical Licenses

  • New York State Medical License
  • State of New Jersey License

Certification

  • American Boards of Orthopaedic Surgery (AOBOS) – May 2011
  • National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners – Complex Step I, II, IIIACLS, BLS, Infection Control

Research

  • South Nassau Communities Hospital: September 2007–December 2007 Free-Hand Technique Modification on Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Authors: Dr. Avshalumov & Dr. Gerber
  • University of Kentucky & Shriners Hospital for Children: January 2006–April 2006 Scoliosis in Autistic ChildrenAuthors: Dr. Avshalumov & Dr. Milbrandt
  • North Shore University Hospital NY Manhassat: 2006–2007 Total Hip Replacement in Patient with History of Poliomyelitis Authors: Dr. Avshalumov & Dr. Siderman
  • Astrakhan Medical Academy: September 1993–December 1994 Rehabilitation of Muscle after Surgical Reconstruction of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear Research Assistant of Dr. Ramiz Ibragimov

Professional Affiliations

  • American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery (AOBOS)
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)

Hospital Affiliations

Surgery Center Affiliations

Alexander Wicker, RPA-C
Registered Orthopedic Physician Assistant

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Alexander Wicker is a registered orthopedic physician assistant and specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopaedic conditions and procedures including:

  • Emergency Trauma
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

  • Undergraduate: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
  • Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
  • Physician Assistant Program: Hofstra University, Hempstead NY
  • Pre-requisites for PA Program: Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York

Clinical Experience

  • Physician Assistant – Orthopaedic Surgery: Advanced Orthopaedics & Joint Preservation, PC, Valley Stream, NY (December 1, 2012 –Present)
    • Manage all aspects of care for adult and pediatric patients in a private office setting under the supervision of Board Certified and sub-specialty fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeons.
    • Experience with first and second assisting in the operating room.
  • Physician Assistant – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY (January 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013)
    • Manage all aspects of care for adult and pediatric patients on the entire orthopaedic service on the inpatient settings, outpatient clinics, perioperative, as well as performing emergent and routine consults under the supervision of Board Certified and Sub-specialty fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeons.
    • Experience with first and second assisting in the operating room on numerous occasions, including complex fracture repairs, and total joint replacements.
    • Perform wide range of skills including physical exams, administering intraarticular injections; prepare written prescriptions, splinting, and casting. lnstruct and advise patients regarding medications and treatment.
  • Clinical Coordinator, Joint Replacement Program: Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY (September 15, 2012 – June 30, 2013)
  • Physician Assistant – Emergency Department: Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY (March 14, 2011 – December 31, 2011)
    • Manage all aspects of care for adult patients in the Main E.D. (Acute Care) and both adult and pediatric patients in the Fast Track (Urgent Care) settings under the supervision of Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physicians.
    • Perform wide range of skills including physical exams, administering injections and immunizations, suturing, prepare written prescriptions, splinting, and lumbar punctures. Instruct and advise patients regarding medications and treatment and/or refer them to appropriate specialists.

Certifications/Licensure

  • NCCPA certified, January 2011
  • NYS Licensed, February 2011
  • New Jersey Licensed, 2013
  • ACLS, BCLS, ATLS certified
  • DEA certified
  • Infection Control certified
  • NYS Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certified

Collegiate Affiliations

  • Hofstra University Physician Assistant Program: Class of 2010 Vice-President
  • Hofstra University Society of Physician Assistant Students: Co-Founder, Past President, Lifetime Member

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow Member
  • New York State Society of Physician Assistants, Fellow Member
  • American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants, Fellow Member
  • Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants, Fellow Member
  • American Society of Orthopaedic Physician’s Assistants, Affiliate Member
  • Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow Member

Previous Work Experience

  • The National Enquirer: District Retail Manager (March 2003 – August 2008)
    • Managed a staff of six part-time employees whose tasks involved magazine merchandising, advertising signage placement, and product reordering in retail stores.
    • Personally assisted in the re-launch of Star magazine from a tabloid format in January 2004.

Organizations & Clubs:

  • Volunteer Firefighter, Garden City Park Fire Department
  • Ex-Lieutenant, Rescue Company

Skills & Interests

  • Strong interests in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Joint Preservation and Reconstruction
  • Self-motivated and eager to learn
  • Strong work ethic
  • Team player
  • Proficient in the use of Electronic Medical Records

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Preparing For Spring Sports

Baseball injuries can be treated by a Brooklyn Orthopedist

Spring is right around the corner, and athletes everywhere are dusting off their sports equipment for the upcoming season. At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, a local Brooklyn Orthopedist, our staff will make sure you are fully prepared for every home run you hit and every goal you score during this time of year. Consult with our team on methods for making sure you’re in peak physical condition for when your sports season begins.

Customarily, the most commonly practiced spring sports include baseball, track & field, and lacrosse. Orthopedic injuries tend to crop up as an unavoidable result of playing these sports, such as pain resonating in the joints. As an athlete, it’s always a good idea to prepare yourself early and make sure that you are ready for the season ahead. Before your initial start date, remember to consult with your local Brooklyn Orthopedist, to get yourself a full medical evaluation.

Symptoms of Acute Injury

If you have any symptoms of acute injury, it’s certainly in your best interest to get it taken care of before you sign up for any spring sport. If you have any of these symptoms listed below, get them checked out as soon as possible. Here are some common issues athletes tend to experience:

  • The development of swelling within the foot and ankle.
  • Constant discomfort when standing on your feet.  
  • Muscle weakness, especially when your muscle groups are being overused.
  • Bruising of the tissue could be a result of physical contact during a game.
  • Limping or not being able to walk for long periods.
  • Limitations while running, such as discomfort or instability.   

What Can Cause These Injuries?

These symptoms can occur as a result of an injury that carried over from the previous season, or something that requires further attention. The symptoms listed above can be caused by a fracture, shin splint, strains/sprains, as well as swollen muscles. Consult with your local Brooklyn Orthopedist if you’re concerned about these symptoms.

Being an athlete means you need to prepare yourself as much as possible during the winter to make sure you are 100% ready for what lies ahead. Any existing injuries can get much worse if you do not seek proper attention for them. Finding care to any harm or pain you are receiving is going to help you out in the long run.

How Can a Brooklyn Orthopedist Help?

Don’t wait and think that the injury will go away on its own. Playing sports requires your bones and body to be in the best shape possible. That’s why you should schedule an appointment with Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, your local Brooklyn orthopedist.

What is an ACL Tear?

An ACL injury can be treated by a Brooklyn Orthopedist

From athletes to everyday people, the looming threat of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear can be worrisome for anyone. The ACL is one of the four major joints that’s able to give the knee stability. If a tear occurs, it can potentially have a quality of the life-altering effect. Examples of this could be a season-ending sports injury or even making everyday activities such as walking a strenuous task. If you have suffered from this injury, Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation has a Brooklyn orthopedist that can provide assistance.

Who is at risk?

Usually, athletes are the most common group of people who suffer from ACL tears. Those specifically at risk are the ones who play a sport that involves a sudden change of direction. Football and soccer are strong examples of this since they involve precise/sharp movements in order to dodge defenders. ACL tears typically occur during a non-contact injury that involves a sudden twisting motion. The injury can require surgery, and this combined with the rehab process ordinarily forces an athlete to miss their entire season. In severe cases, the injury can also cut into the following season, depending upon the extent of the rehab process.

What it is?

Physicians are able to diagnose the severity of ACL injuries by classifying them through a grading system. Grades one and two refer to when the ligament is either stretched or partially torn. A grade three is only diagnosed when there is a complete tear of the ligament. When this occurs, the ACL is torn into two pieces, which results in the knee joint becoming unstable.

Symptoms

Symptoms that have been reported in regards to an ACL tear include:

  • Experiencing a “pop” at the time of injury
  • Immediate swelling of the knee after injury
  • Restricted range of motion
  • Feeling of the knee “giving out”
  • Deep pain within the knee

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation has a Brooklyn orthopedist that will determine the best course of action moving forward.

Prevention

Often times, the tearing of an ACL can be a freak incident, occurring spontaneously without warning. Because of this, preventive measure for an ACL tear are often difficult to anticipate and time correctly. However, athletes do have the option of incorporating workout regimens that can prepare them for a potential knee injury and possibly preclude it altogether. These regimens often include running, stretching, strength exercises, agility training, and a cool down to help combat this type of knee injury. This program should be done 2-3 times a week in order to fully maximize the potential injury prevention benefits. For more information, you can contact a local Brooklyn orthopedist at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation.

Treatment

Unfortunately, even with prevention training, it is still plausible for an ACL injury to occur. When this happens, there are various treatment options available for use, depending upon the severity of the tear. Small and partial tears can be treated with physical therapy and wearing knee braces to help gradually increase strength and stability in the knee. More serious cases may call for surgical repair. After the surgery, physical therapy is necessary and it will often be 12 months before an athlete can return to games. Our Brooklyn orthopedist at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation can evaluate your injury to make sure you get the best treatment possible.  

Missing time due to an injury can be disheartening for an athlete. While prevention methods can be put in place, sometimes a freak accident occurs that results in injury. If this has happened to you, please contact Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation to see our Brooklyn orthopedist so you can begin treatment and get yourself back on the field.  

What is the Most Common Orthopedic Injury?

Some of the most common orthopedic injuries are twisted knees, which result in traumatic tears of surrounding ligaments such as the ACL and MCL. In addition, sprained ankles are also a common orthopedic injury. These injuries occur mostly in athletes who engage in sports such as basketball, lacrosse, football, and soccer. These sports involve lateral movements which increase the likelihood of these types of injuries. Contact us today if you have suffered from one of these common orthopedics injuries and are in need of assistance.

Recovering From Whiplash

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Have you been experiencing neck pain after a recent car accident? If so, you may be suffering from whiplash. The symptoms of whiplash usually begin to occur about 24 hours after the incident and can last for weeks. If you think you are suffering from whiplash, Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation has a Brooklyn Orthopedist that can help.   

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash occurs when the neck and head are suddenly forced backward then forward. This fast movement puts extreme stress on the cervical spine. One of the typical causes of this injury is getting rear-ended in your car. The most common symptom of whiplash is neck pain, however other symptoms include the following:

  • Neck Instability
  • Neck Stiffness or Reduced Range of Motion
  • Shoulder/Upper Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue      
  • Dizziness

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, contact a Brooklyn Orthopedist with Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation to take the necessary steps for treatment.

Recovery

At Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation, a Brooklyn orthopedist, we treat whiplash on a case to case basis. Trust our skilled professions to come up with an effective treatment plan for you. For mild cases of whiplash, heat and ice are typical treatment methods.  Medication often accompanies heat and ice to treat minor cases of whiplash. In extreme cases, medicine alone may not be enough. When medication is not enough, implementing exercise and modalities may help. Exercises strengthen your neck and assist you in regaining mobility while modalities can provide more precise treatment to the area.

Why Treatment Is Important

If you may be suffering from whiplash, it is essential to make an appointment right away to start treatment. Most people are healed completely within three months, but there have been cases of chronic pain and long-lasting symptomology when not treated in a timely fashion. To prevent painful, long-term effects from your injury, contact us today to start your personalized treatment plan.

Being that whiplash is an injury to the neck, it is imperative to your recovery that you start treatment as soon as possible. Head and neck injuries are some of the most serious and traumatic your body can sustain. By contacting Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation to make an appointment with our Brooklyn Orthopedist, you can ensure you are in the best hands.    

Common Soccer Injuries

Soccer injuries can be very common due to the amount of contact that occurs throughout the game. There are many reasons why a soccer injury can occur, however, it is a very physical game that does not have much protective gear. It is essential that if you suffer an injury from a sport you treat it properly and wait the appropriate amount of time for you to heal, especially in a sport such as soccer because every body part is used throughout the game. If you have recently suffered a soccer injury, visit our Brooklyn Orthopedist. Advanced Orthopedic & Joint Preservation will ensure that you heal in full and in a timely fashion.

Common Soccer Injuries 

There are a wide variety of injuries that soccer players can endure, however, some injuries are more common than others. Some of the most common soccer injuries are:

  • Knee Injuries
    • ACL- Front of the Knee
    • PCL- Back of the Knee
    • MCL- Inside of the Knee
    • LCL- Outside of the Knee
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Concussion
  • Pulled Groin
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Pulled Calf Muscle
  • Shin Splints
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendonitis

As it is clear, many types of injuries can come from soccer. If you suffer from any of these injuries while playing soccer, it’s crucial that you visit a doctor and get the proper care you deserve. If you have recently suffered from a soccer injury, come to our Brooklyn Orthopedist.

Ways to Prevent a Soccer Injury 

There are a few things that can be done to prevent a soccer injury from occurring this upcoming season. Some ways you can prevent one of the common soccer injuries are:

  • Maintain Fitness
  • Warm-Up
  • Cool Down 
  • Stretch
  • Hydrate (Before, During, and After you play)
  • Wear the Right Equipment
  • Ensure a Safe Environment
  • Prevent Overuse Injuries
    • Make sure you rest, opposed to constantly playing
  • Prepare for Injuries
    • Have a First-Aid Kit ready. 

These are some tips you can follow to make your soccer experience as safe as possible. 

Contact Us 

If you or a loved one has recently suffered a soccer injury, book an appointment with our Brooklyn Orthopedist at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation! Our goal is to make sure you are ready for the upcoming season!

Contacting A Brooklyn Orthopedist

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Back pain, arthritic hips and knees, stiff neck muscles, and sports injuries are just a few of the conditions that our Brooklyn Orthopedist encounter. Our trained specialists are committed to providing the proper diagnosis, treatment, prevention, as well as the restoration of conditions, diseases, and injuries of the body’s musculoskeletal system.

What Do We Treat?

Our orthopedist treats patients of all ages with conditions that vary from bone and joint disorders to fractures, as well as any soft tissue injuries such as tears of the muscles, tendons, or ligaments. Some conditions our Brooklyn Orthopedist treats include:

     Fractures or dislocations

     Osteoarthritis

     Rheumatoid arthritis

     Sports-related injuries

     Pulled muscles, tendon injuries, and torn cartilage

     Torn ligaments, sprains, and strains

     Back pain, scoliosis, and sciatica

Our Brooklyn Orthopedist is able to treat these conditions with or without surgery utilizing the latest breakthroughs in technology. Depending on the severity of the condition, surgery may be recommended if the patient does not respond to other treatments.

  Services

Here at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Prevention, our orthopedist strives to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. Some of our services provided include:

      Arthroscopy
Our orthopedist utilizes unique cameras and equipment to help get a better visualization of the affected joint to properly diagnose and treat the complication.  

      Joint replacement
Our orthopedist removes the damaged or arthritic joint and replaces it with an artificial joint that is called a prosthesis.

      Fusion
During this process, the bones are ‘”welded” together using bone grafts and internal devices, such as metal rods.

In order to properly treat the condition, our Brooklyn Orthopedist performs a detailed orthopedic evaluation. This evaluation consists of a physical examination, a detailed medical history, x-rays, and other additional exams.

  • The physical examination helps our orthopedist evaluate important aspects of the musculoskeletal system, such as the strength, range of motion, swelling, and reflexes.
  • The medical history allows our orthopedist to properly evaluate the overall health and possible causes of joint pain.

If you are experiencing any pain in your back, muscles, or joints, our Brooklyn Orthopedist can help. Contact us to schedule an appointment and consult with our orthopedist today!

THE IMPORTANCE OF MODERATE EXERCISE FOR SENIORS

As we continue to age, the urge to increase the amount of time spent being inactive can be significant. However, here at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, we press the senior population to continue exercising when possible. There are many benefits to be had from regular exercise. To learn about the importance of this and what exercises you should perform, consider scheduling an appointment with our Brooklyn orthopedist today.  

Why Is Exercise So Important?

When it comes to exercising, it becomes more critical to one’s overall health as they continue to age. Our Brooklyn orthopedist has seen the effects of living a sedentary lifestyle on the elderly population first hand. Fortunately, our team can help prevent a majority of the adverse effects from occurring from inactivity, which may include the following:

  • Increased stiffness of joints.
  • Limited range of motion.
  • Pain after moving around.
  • Constant fatigue.
  • Swelling, discomfort, and other issues.

The Benefits Of Exercising 

One of the best aspects of exercising at an advanced age is the number of benefits that come from staying active. Here at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, we want our patients to be operative for as long as possible. That is why our Brooklyn Orthopedist highly recommends working with us to create a consistent exercise regimen. The benefits that come along with this regimen can include the below:

  • Maintaining a healthy and independent lifestyle.
  • Reducing the risk of falls.
  • Keeping your blood pressure at healthy levels.  
  • Improving bone, muscle, and joint health.
  • Managing joint swelling that is common with age.

Exercises To Perform  

Even if you aren’t as spry or limber as you once were at a younger age, there are still plenty of exercises that you can perform safely. When choosing to work with our Brooklyn orthopedist, you can be sure you’ll only be taught the activities that offer the most benefits. Some of the best workouts we will recommend are as follows:

  • 15 – 30 minute daily walks.
  • Wall pushups.
  • Pelvic tilts.
  • Shoulder blade squeezes.
  • Top taps.
  • Heel raises.

Contact Our Brooklyn Orthopedist 

Never let your age get in the way of being able to do what you love. Here at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, we’ll work with you so you can stay healthy and active. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Brooklyn Orthopedist to schedule an appointment today!

MANAGING SHIN SPLINTS FROM HOME

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With COVID-19 still a risk, many people have begun looking for ways to stay in shape while avoiding regular fitness facilities. Cardio is an excellent way to help accomplish this goal. However, although running and jogging can release natural mood-boosting endorphins, it can also lead to painful injuries. Shin splints are one of these injuries that typically occur as a result of running. When you begin to deal with shin splints, our team at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation will be there to help. Our Brooklyn orthopedist will teach you how to manage shin splints from home, so you don’t have to spend any more time than necessary in pain.

What Are Shin Splints?

Shin splints is a term that refers to experiencing pain along the shin bone. They often occur in people who have recently increased or modified their workout regimen. When you first develop them, symptoms may only occur at the start of the exercise and subside once you begin to rest. However, our Brooklyn orthopedist warns that as they progress, the below may become present more frequently:

  • Tenderness.
  • Soreness.
  • Swelling.
  • Pain.

Risk Factors To Be Aware Of

One of the best ways to manage shin splints is to be aware of the risk factors that typically lead to them. By sharing these risk factors with you, our Brooklyn orthopedist hopes you’ll be able to prevent shin splints from ever developing. Examples of the risk factors to keep in mind can include:

  • Beginning a new running program.
  • You suddenly start to increase the intensity of your exercising.
  • Continually running on uneven surfaces.
  • Having flat feet or fallen arches.

Prevention And Management Methods

When you begin to experience the symptoms of shin splints, but wish to continue your training, there are many ways to go about this process. By making a few changes, you’ll likely be able to decrease your pain and get back to moving around. Below are the best methods to go about managing and preventing your shin splints:

  • Avoid overdoing your training.
  • Replace your running shoes after using them for between 350 and 500 miles.
  • Make sure all your shoes offer the proper ankle and arch support.
  • Consider buying shock-absorbing insoles.
  • Schedule an appointment with our team for care.

Contact Our Brooklyn Orthopedist

At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, we want to keep all of our patients moving and pain-free. When you’re unsure of how to manage your symptoms at home, our Brooklyn Orthopedist will be there to help. Contact our team today and take the first steps in returning to full health.

MAKING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR OFF-SEASON

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With the fall sports in some areas in full swing, it can only mean one thing. Summer sports have ended; this does not mean that your training should stop. At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, our Brooklyn Orthopedist understands that being a committed athlete is a year-round job. That is why we’d like to offer some advice on how you can make the most out of your offseason.

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Throughout the season, it’s not uncommon for athletes to pick up a variety of nicks and bruises. Many athletes choose to play through these issues to not have to miss time away from their team. However, now that is officially the offseason, you’ve earned a few weeks of rest. Now is the time to visit our expert orthopedics team. We’ll make sure any injuries you may have sustained are treated, so you can go into next season fully healthy.  

Set Some Goals

During your offseason training, one must set some goals to keep yourself engaged in your workouts. These goals should be attainable yet challenging. Some examples of goals to establish depending on your sport may include:

  • Breaking your mile time.
  • Setting a record of repetitions on a weight lifting exercise.
  • Practice your mechanics for at least an hour. 

Focus On Nutrition 

When working to stay in shape, diet is arguably the largest part of the battle. Staying up with your nutrition will ensure you stay at a competing weight while also giving you enough energy to get through your sometimes taxing workouts. Our Brooklyn orthopedist recommends the following excellent nutrition tips:

  • Load up on carbs a few days before a big workout.
  • Consume between 1.2 and 1.4 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight each day.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables.  

Don’t Push Through An Injury

As previously mentioned, part of the offseasons is a time for rest. If you suffer an injury during your training, there is no need to try and push through this injury. You’ll have plenty of time to recover and get back to working out before the season starts. However, if you choose not to rest, you can end up making the injury even worse and end up needing treatment from our Brooklyn orthopedist.    

Contact Our Brooklyn Orthopedist

Whether you are looking for more ways to make the most out of your offseason, or need to schedule an appointment for treatment, our Brooklyn orthopedist will be there for you. Contact our team at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation today to take the first steps towards a productive offseason.

STRENGTH TRAINING TO PREVENT BASEBALL INJURIES

With spring and warmer weather upon us, many people are thinking about one thing; baseball. Baseball is an extremely popular sport with an intense schedule, which means that injuries are extremely common. An injury early on in the season can be devastating. At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, we want to help our patients overcome their baseball injuries and help them avoid future injuries. By working with our Brooklyn orthopedist, you can potentially make a swift recovery and get yourself back in the game. 

Common Baseball Injuries

Baseball players put a lot of stress on their arms and shoulders, which is where most baseball injuries occur. Fatigue in the joints and muscles can be a signal of injury. Some of the most common baseball injuries our Brooklyn orthopedist treats may include the following:

  • ACL and MCL Tears. 
  • Rotator Cuff Tears. 
  • UCL Sprain. 
  • Oblique Strains.
  • Labral Tears.
  • Tendonitis.
  • Shoulder Instability. 

Injury Prevention

The chance of sustaining an injury is always present during baseball season. While some of these injuries are unavoidable, you can take plenty of precautions to help improve prevention methods and lower your risk of getting hurt. Here are a few methods you can use to help prevent injury this season:

  • Strength Training – The baseball season is exceptionally rigorous, so it is necessary to keep up with your fitness training even in the off-season. You can incorporate strength training into your workout regime to help maintain muscle elasticity and strength. 
  • Warm-Up – Avoid stiff muscles by performing dynamic exercises and stretches to increase blood flow to your muscles. This can help you avoid dreaded injuries and ensure that you are performing at your best. 
  • Utilize Proper Form – Improper technique can lead to various muscle and ligament injuries. Proper mechanics can help limit the amount of stress placed on these areas. 

If you sustain a baseball injury, you want to make sure you visit a Brooklyn orthopedist you can trust. Our team offers a comprehensive approach to care so that you can achieve the best results. 

Contact Our Brooklyn Orthopedist 

A baseball injury can be devastating and leave you sidelined. At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, we can help you address your injury and provide you with compassionate, effective treatment. Whether you need surgery or other forms of therapy, our team has you covered. To learn more about how we can help, contact us today! 

FAQ’s From Our Brooklyn Orthopedist

Where is Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation’s Long Island office located?

133 East Merrick Road, Valley Stream, NY 11580

Where is Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation’s Brooklyn office located?

3048 Brighton 1st Street 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11235

Who is Dr. Stanislav B. Avshalumov?

For his dedication and excellence in patient care, Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners proudly named Dr. Stanislav B. Avshalumov, DO, a Patient Preferred Physician representing Orthopedic Surgery in the state of New York. With over a decade of achievements in his specialty, Dr. Avshalumov serves his patients at the Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation in Valley Stream, New York. He is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and specializes in joint replacement surgery, total hip resurfacing, minimally invasive hip and knee replacement and revision, and total joint replacement. In addition he specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the hip and hip disorders. He also represents the state of New York as the Top Patient Preferred Orthopedic Surgeon of 2021. Named “Physician of the Year”, Dr. Stanislav Ashalumov, MD, has been meritoriously chosen.

What is SuperPath hip replacement?

As our bodies continue to age, joints responsible for weight-bearing activities are subject to mass amounts of wear and tear. While some patients will face no issues in these areas, others will require joint replacement operations to restore their quality of life. If you fall into the latter category, consider working with our team here at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation. When your hip is the joint giving your problems, we can provide you with a SuperPath hip replacement to restore joint function so you can get back to pain-free movement.

What is PRP and stem cell therapy?

PRP and stem cell therapy are two types of injections our team can administer to facilitate healing in an affected area. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma and is defined as autologous blood with platelet concentrations above normal baseline levels. In situations where PRP therapy is used, the platelet-rich blood is drawn directly from the patient, then injected back into the problematic area. Stem cell therapy involves injecting a stem cell-rich biocompatible matrix into the body’s damaged or pain-filled part. Much like PRP therapy, the stem cells used for this injection can be taken from your own body, limiting any adverse effects.

Orthopedic Doctors in Brooklyn

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If you are experiencing any pain in your muscles or joints, our Brooklyn Orthopedist can help. Dr. Avshalumov treats a wide variety of orthopedic ailments.
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