Howard Luks MD — Orthopedist Navigating the Intersection of Social Media and Healthcare
By Howard J. Luks, MD|October 3rd, 2015|
…technology has a role in evolution of our tattered and dysfunctional healthcare system. But not if it is at the expense of simply being a good doctor…
Robert was the picture of health. He had run 8 marathons and finished countless 5K and 10K races. Robert tracked everything. He tracked his sleep, food intake and
By Howard J. Luks, MD|September 29th, 2015|
Lionel Messi recently injured his knee. Messi was found to have an MCL tear. What is the MCL and why will it take 8-10 weeks for him to return to playing soccer?
The MCL is one of the 4 major ligaments in the knee. Ligaments connect two bones to one another. The MCL or medial
By Howard J. Luks, MD|September 17th, 2015|
If you were asked to describe an elderly person, what sort of words would you come up with? For many, the answer probably includes something along the lines of frail or weak. And it turns out there’s a reason for this: sarcopenia, or “age-related decrease in lean muscle mass” (Siparsky et al. 2014), is
By Howard J. Luks, MD|September 15th, 2015|
Tennis elbow is a very common cause of elbow pain. It is a very silly name because most tennis players do not get tennis elbow, and most patients I see with tennis elbow do not play tennis!
The pain of tennis elbow is on the outer or lateral side of your elbow. The pain
By Howard J. Luks, MD|September 8th, 2015|
Once again, thank you for suggesting topics of interest to you for our TT series.
Today’s post is about ITB friction syndrome. Or ITB Syndrome for short.
ITB syndrome is very common in runners. It occurs more often in runners who are poorly conditioned from a strength/core stability perspective.
What is the ITB?
The ITB is a long
By Howard J. Luks, MD|September 6th, 2015|
The New York City Marathon is rapidly approaching. With it will come many common overuse injuries in the runners I serve in Westchester County and beyond.
Many runners will suffer from the same, mostly avoidable common running injuries.
With 4-6 weeks left to train for the NYC marathon is when we see the most severe forms of overuse
By Howard J. Luks, MD|September 1st, 2015|
Subluxation is a term that Orthopedic Surgeons commonly utilize. For the purpose of this post we will put it in the context of shoulder injuries.
Our shoulder is a very complex joint. The shoulder has two main bones. Essentially, there is a large ball sitting on a much smaller socket. Think about a golf ball
By Howard J. Luks, MD|August 31st, 2015|
Should we really drink 64 oz of water per day?
Although many people have heard that they should drink 8 glasses of water a day, there is actually no scientific evidence to support this. What this recommendation fails to account for is that water is found in prepared foods and other drinks like tea or
By Howard J. Luks, MD|August 27th, 2015|
The achilles tendon can bring more than mythical warriors to their knees. This 50 something very active doc can attest to that!
Achilles tendon pain can vary from mild to brutal. Many runners and active individuals suffer from Achilles tendon issues.
The most common achilles tendon related issues are:
Achilles Tendon Ruptures
The most common
By Howard J. Luks, MD|August 25th, 2015|
Bursitis is a term that most of us have heard… yet the majority have no idea what it actually is.
A bursa is a small, very thin walled sac that the body puts between a bony prominence and the skin or muscles and tendons. We literally have dozens of bursae all around the body.