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Cross-Training: What It Is and Why It’s Important

If you rely on your active lifestyle to encourage better mental and physical well-being and you’re not cross-training, it's time to start. Here’s a look at some of the many benefits of cross-training.
Jan 18th, 2024
Do You Know Your Fall Risk?

Do You Know Your Fall Risk?

As you get older, your risk of falling increases, which is why there are about 36 million falls among older Americans each year — and one out every five of these falls ends in injury. Are you at risk?
Oct 8th, 2023
Is Rotator Cuff Surgery Right for You?

Is Rotator Cuff Surgery Right for You?

If a rotator cuff tear is limiting your shoulder’s movement and causing you no small amount of discomfort, it might be time to explore a surgical solution. Here are some points to plug into your treatment equation.
Aug 30th, 2023
6 Tips for a Smoother Recovery After Surgery

6 Tips for a Smoother Recovery After Surgery

Whether we’re reconstructing a ligament in your knee or repairing damage in your shoulder, we want to review a few steps that you can take to make your recovery after surgery go far more smoothly.
Jun 1st, 2023
Top Treatments for Managing Arthritis

Top Treatments for Managing Arthritis

May is Arthritis Awareness Month, and we want to spend a little time on this important and growing problem. Here, we present some great ways in which we can help you manage your joint health so that you can move freely.
May 2nd, 2023
5 Tips for Preventing or Managing Plantar Fasciitis

5 Tips for Preventing or Managing Plantar Fasciitis

Spring is here, and you’re looking forward to getting some outdoor exercise. Before you head out, we want to review a few ways to prevent plantar fasciitis and manage it if the condition develops.
Apr 1st, 2023
7 Non-Surgical Treatment Solutions for Plantar Fasciitis

7 Non-Surgical Treatment Solutions for Plantar Fasciitis

You wake in the morning, and your first steps are met with searing pain across the bottom of your feet and heels. This is a classic sign of plantar fasciitis, and we explore some of the nonsurgical treatment options here.
Nov 3rd, 2022
How Nutrition Can Play a Role in Pain Management

How Nutrition Can Play a Role in Pain Management

Tackling pain often requires a multi-pronged approach, which includes your diet. If you want to boost your pain management efforts, it’s worth taking a closer look at nutrition's role.
Oct 5th, 2022
I’m Claustrophobic: How Can an Open MRI Benefit Me?

I’m Claustrophobic: How Can an Open MRI Benefit Me?

You have a musculoskeletal issue and want to get to the bottom of the problem, but the thought of being confined in an MRI machine leaves you cold. Thankfully, we have the perfect solution — an open MRI.
Sep 1st, 2022
We Offer Remote Visits: The Benefits of Telehealth

We Offer Remote Visits: The Benefits of Telehealth

While not much good came out of the recent global pandemic, the emergence of telehealth as a reliable way to deliver quality health care may be the exception. Here are some of the many benefits of our telehealth services.
Aug 1st, 2022
What Can I Expect After Tommy John Surgery?

What Can I Expect After Tommy John Surgery?

When the first Tommy John surgery was performed in the 1970s, it revolutionized healing for baseball players. Decades later, we know, fully, what you can expect during your recovery.
Jul 1st, 2022
The BEAR Procedure: Did You Know You Can Re-Grow Your ACL?

The BEAR Procedure: Did You Know You Can Re-Grow Your ACL?

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears can be very painful, and take longer than we’d like to heal completely. However, technology is on our side, and we’re ready with the latest healing technology to get you back to your everyday life.
May 1st, 2022
Is PRP Right for Me?

Is PRP Right for Me?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a technology that uses the power of nature to heal you from the inside out. PRP has a number of applications, but we’re proud to use PRP to help you heal naturally, and reduce your pain. Read on to learn more.
Apr 1st, 2022
What Causes Older People to Be At Risk for a Fall?

What Causes Older People to Be At Risk for a Fall?

Falls are a prevalent health threat for senior people, and can be particularly dangerous to seniors who live independently. Let’s examine why this risk exists, and how to prevent an emergency.
Mar 1st, 2022
How to Maximize Your Joint Injections

How to Maximize Your Joint Injections

Joint injections are a quick and efficient treatment for many injuries. Proper healing though, always involves being conscientious of your provider’s guidance, and plenty of self-care. Read on to learn more.
Jan 1st, 2022
Life After ACL Reconstruction

Life After ACL Reconstruction

Tearing your ACL is painful and takes time to fully and properly heal. Choosing how you treat your ACL injury can affect your outcome, but if your ACL needs to be reconstructed, it’s important to understand what you are in for.
Nov 1st, 2021
3 Benefits of Physical Therapy

3 Benefits of Physical Therapy

It might be tempting to run right back to your daily life as soon as your doctor gives you the green light, but there are several things that will need to happen before you can fully recover from injury or surgery.
Sep 1st, 2021

What is MLS Laser Therapy?

Sports injuries can affect you for the rest of your life. We’ve invested in the latest technology to heal your body and protect your overall health. Read on to learn how we can quickly minimize your pain and help you heal from certain injuries.
Aug 1st, 2021

A Closer Look at Fall Prevention

Falls affect about one third of the US population over 65. There can be serious consequences, up to and including a senior person being unable to live alone in their own home. Read on to understand more about protecting your health and independence.
Jul 8th, 2021

Does an ACL Tear Always Require Surgery?

If you’ve been diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), chances are you’re wondering if you’re facing surgery or whether other treatment options exist. Take a moment to learn what you need to know!
May 11th, 2021

Common Golf Injuries

If you’re a golfer, the last thing you want is to be sidelined from the links due to injury. Learn about some common golf injuries, how you can prevent them, and what to do if you wind up injured so you can get back to the fairway faster.
Apr 4th, 2021

Telehealth Is a Convenient Way to Receive Care

Getting to the doctor’s office can be difficult when you’re sick, injured, or need to see your doctor when you’re out of town. But telehealth visits are changing that. You can have an appointment with our team without having to leave your location.
Feb 16th, 2021

How to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent Golfer's Elbow

If you have golfer’s elbow, you need care and treatment to help it heal. We share the symptoms to look for and how to treat it. Better yet — you might even be able to prevent it from ever happening to you.
Oct 7th, 2020

When Does A Rotator Cuff Injury Require Surgery?

A rotator cuff injury can affect your daily routine, as well as your job performance. But how do you know whether to treat it with conservative options or surgery? Keep reading to learn more.
Aug 3rd, 2020

How PRP Treatment Can Help You Overcome an Injury

When you’re injured, you want to heal quickly so you can get back to your daily routine. Platelet-rich plasma therapy offers a compelling solution to help you recover fast, using your body’s own healing power.
Jun 16th, 2020

Fall Prevention Seminar & Free Computerized Balance Test

Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Every 14 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury.
Mar 9th, 2014

Practicing What They Preach: Victory Sports Medicine Team

Skaneateles, NY (June 19, 2013) – The Corporate Challenge isn’t the only community event where you will see members of the Victory Sports Medicine team. Employees frequently engage in activities that they also encourage their patients to take ...
Jun 19th, 2013

Men – Are You Ready To Get Fit?

Skaneateles, NY (June 14, 2013) – This week, June 10-15, is Men’s Health Week. Overall fitness is extremely important to improving and maintaining good health. Victory Sports Medicine & Orthopedics is running a special offer this month for me ...
Jun 14th, 2013

Local Doctor Tends to Professional Athletes

On March 2, Dr. Marc Pietropaoli joined a handful of other physicians from around the U.S. to give complete physicals to all 75 players of the team as part of their pre-season preparations for game-time. Dr. Pietropaoli worked with a team of ...
Mar 21st, 2013

Skaneateles Journal – Office Visit

SKANEATELES – Although Halloween is around the corner, a group of teenagers didn’t see any blood or guts when they spent an afternoon around fake knees, surgeons and medical equipment.
Oct 26th, 2010

The Citizen: Getting a ‘jump’ on healing tennis elbow

Bleeding is often a sign of injury. But in some cases, a person’s own blood can be used to recover from those injuries. Take tennis elbow as an example. Actually called lateral epicondylitis, the condition is an inflammation of ...
Nov 2nd, 2009

News 10 Now – Local Doctor Offers Tennis Elbow Treatment

A local doctor is offering a relatively new treatment for people with Tennis Elbow. The condition happens when the elbow is overused, and as our Allison Lazarz explains this new treatment may be an alternative to an expensive surgery.
Oct 13th, 2009

Concussions are not Ankle Sprains – Part II

In last month’s column, I defined and explained what a concussion is. Today, I will continue with the different concussion grades. Dr. Robert Cantu, a noted neurosurgeon and world-renowned expert on concussion ...
Oct 16th, 2007

Concussions are not Ankle Sprains – Part I

Despite a vast increase in volume in published research over the past five years, sports-related concussion has remained one of the most controversial and debated issues within the field of sports medicine.
Sep 10th, 2007

Reminder that Team Work is Everything

Two recent events have reinforced the importance of teamwork for me in sports medicine. The first occurred while I was performing an arthroscopic shoulder rotator cuff repair on a 62-year-old woman and was the largest rotator cuff tear ...
Aug 14th, 2007

When is an X-ray or MRI Needed?

Patients will often ask me: “Doc why do I need an X-ray, why don’t we just get an MRI?” I have also recently had a patient specifically ask me: “Doc, why do you get X-rays anymore when you can get MRIs?”
Jul 17th, 2007

Surgical Options for Arthritis

In this article we will briefly discuss the various surgical options for arthritis. One of the most common questions I get regarding possible surgical treatment for arthritis is “Doc, can’t you just scope the knee and clean it out?”
May 29th, 2007

Non-Surgical Options for Arthritis

Cortisone injections are probably one of the most misunderstood methods of treatment for arthritis. Cortisone is a natural hormone that adrenal glands make. These glands are the small glands on the top part of the kidneys.
Apr 24th, 2007

Signs and Symptoms of Arthritis

In my last article I tried to explain what arthritis is. In this article, I would like to talk about the signs, symptoms and some treatments for arthritis. The two most common symptoms of arthritis are pain and stiffness in a joint.
Apr 3rd, 2007

Breaking Down the Facts on Arthritis

Arthritis is a process that involves the cartilage in joints. Joints are where the ends of two bones come together (articulate). There is almost always movement at the joint in between the ends of the two bones (or sometimes more than two bones) ...
Feb 26th, 2007

Shoulder Rehabilitation 101

When we last left off, we had talked about various shoulder surgeries. What is often forgotten is that the rehabilitation/physical therapy after surgery is just as important, if not more important, than the surgery itself.
Jan 29th, 2007

The rewards of sports medicine

As all of Auburn is aware of, we lost an icon in the sports world last month. I consider myself unbelievably, extremely lucky to have met, gotten to know and consider myself a friend of Leo Pinckney.
Dec 5th, 2006

Tackling the shoulder – Part II

This is part II of my series on the shoulder. When we last left off, we had talked about the role of conservative treatment such as physical therapy for the shoulder. There are other forms of “conservative” treatment that we often utilize for ...
Nov 6th, 2006

Tackling the shoulder: Part I

As a sports medicine specialist, I take care of many different joints in many different patients. The shoulder is my favorite joint. I have had the privilege and good fortune to be trained by the world’s best shoulder surgeon, Dr. James Andrews in ...
Aug 14th, 2006

Communication Key in Doctor/Patient Relationship

Why communication? Communication is one of the most important things we do as a physician/health care provider. It is, unfortunately, one of the things that gets neglected most often by us as health care providers.
Jul 18th, 2006