Blog Archive

Do I Have to Have Surgery for a Torn ACL? Apr 4th, 2021

Activities like exercise and sports help keep your body healthy and fit. But accidents and injuries do happen, one of which is a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Since you use your knees just about all day, an ACL injury can leave you benched for quite some time. There are...

What Are Orthobiologics? Mar 14th, 2021

Cortisone injections for orthopedic conditions and injuries have long been favored by doctors, and they still fill an important role in treating pain. However, an innovative new line of treatment is proving to be a game-changer for patients by reducing inflammation in swollen joints and promoting speedy healing: orthobiologics. Our...

Symptoms of Hammertoe Feb 11th, 2021

Is one of your middle toes turning under and curling, becoming rigid and painful? If so, you could be experiencing hammertoe, a condition that affects many Americans every year.  At Ani Medical Group in Hazlet and Old Bridge, New Jersey, Dr. Ian Hersh can diagnose hammertoe in early or late...

Nonsurgical Ways to Alleviate Bunion Pain Dec 7th, 2020

Do you feel intermittent foot pain when standing for prolonged periods? Perhaps even a short walk triggers pain in your bunion.  Fortunately, there are ways you can lessen the negative impact of bunions without having to go under the knife. By seeking help from a podiatrist early on, you can...

Arthritis Sufferers Should Not Hibernate in Winter. Keep Moving - Here's How Nov 1st, 2020

Winters in New Jersey can be tough — the shorter days, the grey skies, and the cold temperatures all conspire to force us into hibernation. But if you have arthritis, this timeout from exercise only allows the disease to progress more rapidly, which means you’ll greet the warmer months with...

When to See a Specialist about Knee Pain Oct 28th, 2020

You likely don’t think about your knees much until they begin to hurt. If your ability to walk becomes compromised, knee pain can become a big deal quickly. Your knees handle stress and strain as a matter of course, and when they do hurt, it’s often enough to simply rest...

Understanding Achilles Tendinitis: Causes and Treatment Sep 1st, 2020

Achilles tendinitis can be quite painful, causing discomfort and inflammation in your heel and up through your calf muscles to the back of your knee. It may seem that you’ve developed the problem suddenly, but the condition worsens over time as the tendon sustains dozens of tiny tears.  At Ani...

Top Signs Your Meniscus May Be in Trouble Aug 11th, 2020

More than 500,000 people in the United States develop a meniscus tear every year. Unlike other knee injuries, you may not realize you’ve injured your meniscus until several days after the injury. Like any injury, early diagnosis and treatment increase your chances of a faster recovery. At Ani Medical Group...

Life After an ACL Tear Jul 16th, 2020

If you pride yourself on being active, either through your job or your hobbies, it might feel devastating to experience an injury to your anterior cruciate ligament in your knee, or your ACL. You might not have pictured what life after such an injury could look like, and you may...

What You Should Know About the Pain Caused by a Herniated Disc Jun 25th, 2020

If you have a herniated disc, you already know that the associated pain can stop you in your tracks. At Ani Medical Center, we specialize in herniated disc care and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the pain it causes and what you can do to alleviate...

Is Back Pain Normal As You Age? Nov 1st, 2019

Especially as you get older, it’s common to experience back problems. Your back is made up of a lot of complicated moving parts, and your spine supports your body mass as you stand, sit, and move. Because of this, you might take a lot of risks with your back over...

Getting Active Again After a Rotator Cuff Tear Oct 1st, 2019

If you play tennis or golf every chance you get, you could develop shoulder pain from a torn rotator cuff. If you have a rotator cuff tear, the team of medical professionals at Ani Medical Group can help. They specialize in diagnosing and treating rotator cuff injuries. Their aim is...

5 Common Sports Injuries (And How To Prevent Them) Sep 1st, 2019

Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a regular exerciser, or a sports-league star, you’re at risk of injury if you play sports. Here are some of the most common sports injuries and what you should do if you get hurt. 1. Sprains Sprains are common even for people who don’t play...

Is It Back Pain or a Herniated Disc? Aug 2nd, 2019

With back pain affecting as many as 85% of adult Americans at some point in their lives, it’s likely that you’re acquainted with your own aches and discomfort. While there are many causes behind back pain, herniated discs are a common one.  But how do you know if a herniated...

Here's How Your Shoe Choice Affects Your Physical Health Jul 29th, 2019

Which shoes you choose to wear can significantly affect your everyday health. Poorly designed or ill-fitting shoes can lead to shor- and long-term health problems. Even if your pain or discomfort isn't located in your feet, your footwear could be causing serious physical pain elsewhere in your body. At Ani...

Returning To Sports After ACL Surgery May 22nd, 2019

“When can I play ball again?” It’s a common question athletes ask after they have anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, surgery. We understand your desire to get back to the field or court and help usher your team to victory. Yet, going back too soon can cause serious damage to...

5 Noninvasive Tests that Measure the Health of Your Heart (Stress test, Echocardiogram, EKG, Holter Apr 25th, 2019

It’s understandably stressful to experience symptoms that might be related to your heart. Thankfully, many diagnostic studies can measure your heart health, help pinpoint a potential concern, and guide your cardiologist in developing an effective treatment strategy. Board-certified cardiologist Mohamad Salim Ani, MD, FACC, practicing at Ani Medical Group in...

3 Nonsurgical Solutions for Remedying a Herniated Disc Mar 14th, 2019

A herniated disc is one of those conditions that can hijack your life, making even the smallest movement a source of agony. In fact, low back pain (and 95% of herniated discs occur in your lumbar spine) is one of the leading causes of missed workdays in the United States....

When Does Arthritis Require Knee Replacement Surgery? Feb 7th, 2019

Surgery sounds scary, but knee surgery to resolve arthritis pain can help you get your life back. If medications, physical therapy, and joint injections fail to resolve your pain, knee surgery is the logical next step. A full knee replacement means the doctors at Ani Medical Group remove the damaged...