Dr. Vedant Vaksha – The Shoulder Joint

  The shoulder joint is made up of three bones. The arm bone, or the humerus, the collarbone, or the clavicle, and the shoulder blade, or the scapula. The bones are connected to each other at two joints. The shoulder joint in itself in the acromioclavicular...

Dr. Vedant Vaksha Shoulder Tear & Instability

  Labral tear and shoulder instability is usually caused by injuries, especially in throwing athletes and people who do overhead activities. It can also be caused due to aging, or it may be of congenital origin. Patients with labral tear or shoulder instability...

Dr. Vaksha – Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

Rotator cuff tendinitis is inflammation of the tendons of the rotator cuff. It may involve any of the four tendons, but most commonly involves the supraspinatus and infraspinatus. This is caused by repetitive actions of the shoulder, especially overhead activities and...

Dr. Vaksha – The Intervertebral Disc

  Between each vertebral body there is an intervertebral disc. The disc allows to cushion the vertebral bodies, as well as allows movement. The intervertebral disc is made up annulus fibrosus, which surrounds a central gel-like material called the nucleus...

Joint Crepitus and it’s Relevance to Arthritis

Crepitus is a crunching or grating sound, or sensation felt in a joint on moving it. It is common in old age but not all joint crepitus signifies an underlying disease. However,  when associated with pain or swelling joint crepitus usually denotes joint damage....

Cryotherapy & Compression Therapy for Knee Surgery

The recovery outlook of a knee surgery involves pain, swelling and physical therapy for an extended period of time. Following knee surgery, patients typically show signs and symptoms such as pain, stiffness, and increased edema around or below the surgical site....

Authorizing Physical Therapy with Workers Comp

How do you handle authorization for physical therapy for a patient who is injured in a worker’s compensation injury?  We are going to get into real specifics here! At our office, where we treat workers comp patients, we use the MG-2 form which is the “Attending...

Dr. Vedant Vaksha – Why Does My Back Hurt?

This video appeared on local cable access TV in Long Island New York… Transcription: Larry Mikorenda: Hi. I’m Larry Mikorenda and welcome to Excelsior Forum, and with me today is Vedant Vaksha. He is a spinal surgeon and if we have heard that terminology,...