Blog Archive

The Most Common Causes of Hip Pain Dec 1st, 2022

Your hip is a ball-and-socket joint. The top of your femur forms the ball, and your pelvis forms the socket. The way your hip joint is formed allows for a large range of motion and yet provides strength and stability.  The team at Mid Jersey Orthopaedics has helped many patients understand the...

Are Spine Injections Safe? Nov 1st, 2022

If you have chronic problems with back pain, you probably deal with a lot of discomfort and difficulty. You may have already tried many things as over-the-counter pain relievers or yoga stretches. But you’re not happy with your treatment options and wonder if you can do anything else. Maybe someone...

The Advantages of Treating Your Pulled Muscle with PRP Oct 1st, 2022

Pulled, or strained, muscles are one of the most common issues an athlete — or just about anyone — can have, as they can occur through the overuse or misuse of a muscle. Still, this issue is incredibly painful, and it can put you out of commission for some time.  For...

Have You Been Hurt on the Job? We Can Help Sep 1st, 2022

Try as you might to be careful, accidents do happen in the workplace. About 3 million Americans are injured on the job each year. If you do happen to get an injury or illness on the job, you might be asking yourself what you should do. Our team at MidJersey Orthopaedics has experience...

What is a Tendon? Aug 1st, 2022

Do you have trouble bending your fingers, or are you experiencing pain and swelling in your hand? If so, your tendons could be to blame.  Tendons are like strong yet flexible cords that connect muscles to bones and absorb some of the impact muscles take during physical exercise.  We asked...

Will Kyphoplasty Restrict My Mobility? Jul 1st, 2022

You’ve been diagnosed with a vertebral compression fracture. Your back pain is unremitting; it doesn’t matter if you’re resting or walking — your back hurts. Sometimes people recover from this type of fracture without surgery, but you may not be one of them.  Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons with MidJersey Orthopaedics treat many patients...

Corticosteroid Vs. Hyaluronic Acid: Which Type of Injection Is Better? Jun 1st, 2022

More than 58 million Americans live with uncomfortable and limiting arthritis pain. If you’re one of them, you may want to consider joint injection therapy. Joint injections relieve pain, ease inflammation, improve mobility, and support your overall well-being. They’re also an excellent alternative to surgery and prescription medications. As seasoned...

Will An Epidural Relieve Your Back Pain? Learn About Your Options For Relief. May 17th, 2022

At times, patients are told by their friends, family, or doctor that they should get an epidural because of their back pain. However, an epidural is not always the right answer for eliminating pain in a patient's back. Within the lumbar spine, there are many different structures that can cause...

What Can I Do About Frozen Shoulder? May 1st, 2022

There aren’t any national statistics on the incidence of frozen shoulder but there are some things experts know: people with diabetes are more likely to develop it, as are women, and people older than 40. The medical name for this painful condition is adhesive capsulitis, and it can strike suddenly and...

Returning to Sports After ACL Surgery Apr 1st, 2022

Each year, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries strike up to 200,000 Americans. These knee injuries can affect anyone, but athletes are particularly at risk. If you've torn your ACL, you're undoubtedly wondering when you can return to your sport — or even if you'll be able to return at all....

Could My Foot Pain Signal a Stress Fracture? Feb 28th, 2022

When you’re an athlete or active adult, any injury that keeps you on the sidelines can make your life miserable. It’s even more frustrating when you can’t identify what’s causing your pain.  One of the most common types of sports injuries is a stress fracture. A stress fracture is the...

The Benefits of PRP For Plantar Fasciitis Feb 7th, 2022

Unfortunately, 10% of patients with plantar fasciitis do not respond to conservative measures including; physical therapy, shoe gear changes, splints, and activity modifications. Recently, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used as an alternative therapy for plantar fasciitis (PF) to reduce heel pain and improve function. Numerous studies have demonstrated excellent...

All About Total Joint Replacement Feb 1st, 2022

The joints in your body can experience pain and dysfunction due to injury or long-term wear-and-tear. And when joint issues start to significantly impede your quality of life, it may be time to consider total joint replacement surgery. At MidJersey Orthopaedics, our team of dedicated orthopaedic surgeons provides expert care...

Best Surgical Options to Revise a failed Cartiva Great toe joint implant Jan 30th, 2022

Hallux rigidus is a term to describe osteoarthritis of the great toejoint. This can occur due to wear-and-tear of the joint cartilage throughrepetitive stress and can also occur from trauma. Severe arthritis of thegreat toe joint can be treated with surgical options if conservativetreatment has failed. Traditionally the surgical options...

Do Concussions Affect Your Mood? Jan 1st, 2022

Did you know 3.8 million concussions occur every year in the United States? If you or someone you love has suffered from this form of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), you know they trigger physical symptoms such as head pain, nausea, and balance problems. But what about side effects that...

Wintertime Tips for Managing Arthritis Dec 1st, 2021

If you have arthritis, there’s a good chance your joints can predict snow and rain more accurately than your local meteorologist. At MidJersey Orthopaedics, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis. Our team has extensive experience helping people manage their arthritis in the long-term, especially in the cold...

Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Nov 7th, 2021

As many as 10 million Americans have carpal tunnel syndrome. Many with the disorder have symptoms that are intense enough to require medical treatment. Our orthopedic specialists at  MidJersey Orthopaedics understand how painful carpal tunnel syndrome can be. We offer on-site diagnostic testing services at our offices in Flemington, Bridgewater,...

The Link Between Diabetes and Foot Problems Oct 7th, 2021

Many people aren’t aware that diabetics have a much greater risk of developing troublesome foot problems. But at least half of all diabetics have life-changing foot pain, and an additional 10% get problematic foot ulcers, which can lead to amputation.    By understanding the link between diabetes and foot problems, you...

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Blow to the Head Sep 27th, 2021

You don’t have to think about what to do if you see something coming toward your head. You duck or try to block it somehow. However, this isn’t always enough. That’s why more than 1.7 million people experience head injuries each year. And, even if you wear protective equipment, your...

Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Safe? Aug 26th, 2021

Do you live with chronic musculoskeletal pain? Do you want a natural way to treat it? If this describes you, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy may be able to give you the relief you need. And best of all, it’s very safe. Why? Because it uses your own blood! Platelet-rich plasma...

With outdoor sports’ return, what you need to know to avoid injury Jul 21st, 2021

The warm weather is finally here — and with that, so too is the increased risk of injuries to the knees or shoulders resulting from summer sports activities. According to Robert More, MD, chairman of Surgery at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington and managing partner and head of Sports Medicine...

What Causes Shoulder Instability? Jul 8th, 2021

When we think of peak health, we tend to picture high profile athletes. Whether they’re a Major League Baseball player or a college basketball star, we usually look to athletes to be the examples for strength and physical fitness.  However, athletes face the same risks of injury as anyone else....

Five Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis Jun 8th, 2021

Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, affects millions of people worldwide, including more than 1.3 million Americans. Without proper treatment, rheumatoid arthritis can get progressively worse and affect your mobility. In this blog, the caring professionals at MidJersey Orthopaedics explain what RA is, your risk factors for developing it, and signs that...

Returning to Sports After Rotator Cuff Surgery May 17th, 2021

Rotator cuff injuries are common in all levels of sports, from recreational players to professional athletes. The rotator cuff consists of a group of muscles and tendons that help stabilize the shoulder joint. And while the rotator cuff allows you to make a wide range of motions, this flexibility also...

9 Things Parents Should Know About Children and Concussions Apr 13th, 2021

A concussion — which is a type of traumatic brain injury — occurs because of a forceful impact to the head or because the body moves in such a way that the brain hits the skull. This injury can damage brain cells and nerves, cause chemical changes to the brain,...

The Difference Between Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Mar 15th, 2021

As orthopedic specialists, the team of experts at MidJersey Orthopaedics treats a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues. One of the most common is arthritis. Arthritis is not a single condition, though. There are more than 100 different diseases classified as arthritis.  Two of the most common forms of arthritis are...

Who Is a Candidate for Spine Surgery? Feb 10th, 2021

Back problems can result from aging, sports injuries, car accidents, or wear-and-tear. Fortunately, most spinal problems can be treated well with conservative measures. Changes in the spine caused by wear-and-tear, fractures, or herniated discs may or may not require spine surgery.  At MidJersey Orthopaedics, our specialized Spine Center helps patients...

Will My ACL Tear Heal on Its Own? Jan 13th, 2021

Your knees are a vital part of many of the things you do every day. Whether you're an athlete or just an active person, any knee injury throws a wrench in your life. One of the more common of those injuries is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear.  At MidJersey...

What's Affecting Your Child's Gait? Dec 10th, 2020

When you look at a child first learning to walk, you’ll notice they don’t move like adults do. They plant their feet more widely apart, take shorter steps, and move more rapidly. All of this is a normal part of development. It’s not until they reach about 3 years old...

Chronic Headaches, Seizures, or Other Neurological Problems? It May Be Time to See a Specialist Nov 9th, 2020

Your primary care doctor is equipped to handle a range of acute and chronic conditions, from minor aches and pains to high blood pressure. When you’re not feeling quite right, your first thought might be to make an appointment at the primary care office. But if you’re experiencing signs of...

How to Benefit from Exercise When You Have Arthritis Oct 1st, 2020

Is arthritis pain causing you to turn into a couch potato? Being inactive can actually make your condition much worse. If you fail to move your joints regularly, they can stiffen, swell, and make you hesitate to set a foot outside much less go for a brisk walk.  At MidJersey...

Common Causes of Muscle Pain Sep 7th, 2020

Muscle pain strikes just about everyone at some point, no matter their overall health, age, or occupation. You can experience pain a day or two after a rigorous workout, for example, or you may feel it when you’re perfectly still.  Since an extensive network of muscles runs throughout your body,...

Am I a Candidate for Laser Therapy? Aug 13th, 2020

Laser therapy is an innovative treatment method that can treat a wide variety of conditions, ranging from sprains and tears, to wounds and ulcers, to neurologic problems. It’s a safe and effective, drug-free, non-invasive way to relieve pain and heal wounds.  When other methods of pain management have fallen short,...

What to Expect from Total Joint Replacement Jul 31st, 2020

No one wants to suffer from joint pain but, unfortunately, it’s a chronic condition many people face. Joint pain is on the rise and affects more than 15 million Americans. If your joint pain has stopped you from doing the activities you love, your doctor may suggest you undergo a...

How We Help with Concussions Jun 18th, 2020

Concussion awareness and treatment, especially for youth athletes, have become increasingly popular over the past few years. It’s estimated that roughly 1.7-3 million athletes will suffer from a concussion every year. An even scarier statistic is that approximately 50% of those concussions will go unreported.  We know that there’s nothing...

5 Health Benefits of Acupuncture You Probably Didn’t Know About May 15th, 2020

Acupuncture’s been around for more than 3,000 years for good reason. The practice of balancing your chi – or life energy – improves health and wellness by stabilizing your physical and mental health. Acupuncture is well known as an alternative pain management treatment, but it also provides numerous other benefits to...

Dr. Pollack named 2019 Bone and Joint select surgeon by New Jersey monthly magazine Sep 13th, 2019

Dr. Michael E. Pollack, a sports medicine, shoulder, elbow, and knee specialist at MidJersey Orthopaedics, has been named a 2019 Bone and Joint select surgeon by New Jersey monthly magazine. This is an elite grouping of the state’s top Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Pollack was awarded this distinction in the category...

Delaware River Grand Prix & Regatta Aug 12th, 2019

  Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 9:30AM778 Frenchtown Road, Milford, NJ 08848 Join Us for a Truly Unique Experience at this Combination Running and River Tubing Event. Participants have the option to: Run a 7-mile course, a 5K course, or walk along a flat, quick, cinder course, while enjoying the...

2018 NJ Top Doctors May 30th, 2018

Congratulations to two of MidJersey Ortho’s own 2018 Jersey Top Doctors in New Jersey Monthly’s annual survey of New Jersey doctors: Dr. More, Dr. Viradia, and Dr. Glassner. Find out more about Robert C. More, MD, Manish B. Viradia, MD, and Philip J. Glassner, MD now!

Dr. Pollack Names a 2017 NJ Top Doctor Aug 20th, 2017

Michael E. Pollack as been named a Jersey Choice Best Doctor in New Jersey Monthly ‘s annual survey for the third time. Dr. Pollack, a sports medicine specialist at MidJersey Orthopaedics, was one of 38 Orthopedic Surgeons given this designation in the state of New Jersey. Ballots were sent to...

Unified Chart With Hunterdon Healthcare Partners Jun 18th, 2017

MidJersey Orthopaedic physicians are among many of local physicians and practices partnering to use a Unified Chart, called NextGen, within Hunterdon Healthcare System. If patients are visiting more than one practice within the system, Hunterdon Healthcare Partners now have the ability to view one common electronic medical record, instead of...

Dr. Glassner 2017 NJ Top Doctor May 20th, 2017

MidJersey Orthopaedics’ own Philip J. Glassner, MD has been recognized in NJ Monthly’s list of top doctor in New Jersey. Dr. Glassner takes pride in the ability to help patients regain their quality of life. From complete knee replacements to hip surgery, he always ensures each of his patients receives...

Robert More, MD Elected Chairman of the Department of Surgery Feb 18th, 2017

As of January 2017, Dr. Robert More of MidJersey Orthopaedics was elected Chairman of the Department of Surgery. He also held this position from 1999-2004.

MidJersey Orthopaedics Receives Women’s Choice Award for Orthopedics Jan 28th, 2017

MidJersey Orthopaedics & Hunterdon Healthcare are honored to receive the award for 2017 Women’s Choice Award® for America’s Best Hospitals in Orthopedics. MidJersey Orthopaedics offers full-service orthopedics, neurological services, and more to help provide quality patient care close to you. Schedule an appointment today!

Meet Dr. Eric Gordon Jan 19th, 2017

MidJersey Orthopaedics is proud to welcome Eric Gordon, MD to the practice. Dr. Gordon specializes in Joint Replacement and is based in our Bridgewater offie. Call to schedule an appointment with him today.

2016 NJ Top Doctor – Dr. Pollack Jul 17th, 2016

Michael E. Pollack, MD has been named a 2016 Jersey Choice Best Doctor in New Jersey Monthly ‘s annual survey. Dr. Pollack, a sports medicine specialist at MidJersey Orthopaedics, was one of Orthopedists given this designation in the state of New Jersey. Ballots were sent to the state’s practicing physicians...

Newly Renovated Bridgewater Location – Open! Jul 10th, 2016

Renovations at MidJersey Orthopaedics’s Bridgewater location have been completed and we are now open! Call for an appointment today: (908) 782-0600. BRIDGEWATER LOCATION: 1081 US-22 WestBridgewater, NJ 08807 At MidJersey Orthopaedics, we want to improve the lives of our patients, and that also means improving ourselves. That is why we are constantly working...

MJO Sponsor of Delaware Dreamers 9u Baseball Team Jul 4th, 2016

MidJersey Orthopaedics was the proud sponsor of the 2016 Delaware Dreamers 9U tournament baseball team. The players and coaches hard work and determination payed off, as the Dreamers reached the Branchburg Tournament championship game. Congratulations Dreamers on a job well done!!!

Dr. More’s Participation in the Readington Middle School Student Academy Day Apr 3rd, 2016

Dr. Robert C. More gave a series of lectures to the students at Readington Middle School Student Academy about sports medicine and sports injuries. Dr. More’s lectures was part of the real world topics middle schoolers are introduced to during the Academy Day. The goal is to help inspire adolescent students towards a...

Dr. Michael Pollack and Dr. Phil Glassner to Speak at Educational Seminar Mar 19th, 2016

Dr. Michael Pollack and Dr. Phil Glassner of MidJersey Orthopaedics will present at a free educational seminar on preventing falls, osteoporosis, and hip fractures. Come join us for an evening of education about your health at Independence Manor at Hunterdon on Thursday, March 24. The evening will begin with a...

Proud to Be a Part of Hunterdon Healthcare Nov 9th, 2015

MidJersey Orthopaedics is proud to be a part of Hunterdon Healthcare, which was recently awarded an “A” ranking for patient safety by the Leapfrog Group, an independent organization which “rewards for hospitals that have a proven record of high quality care.” In an article published on NJ.com, Robert Wise, CEO and...

New Bridgewater Location Open Oct. 12 Oct 7th, 2015

MidJersey Orthopaedics new Somerset location in Bridgewater, NJ is open for patients October 12, 2015. Call 908-782-0600 or request an appointment online to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to seeing you at our new Somerset location soon!

MidJersey Orthopaedics’ 2015 Top Docs Oct 5th, 2015

Two MidJersey Orthopaedics physicians were recognized on Magazine Inside Jersey’s list of top New Jersey doctors. Congratulations to Dr. David Nenna, orthopedics and Dr. Manish Viradia, neurology.

October 12 – Radio Show With Dr. Glassner Oct 5th, 2015

On October 12 from 3-4pm, Dr. Glassner will be on the radio talking about total joint replacement. For more information, view the radio show website: hunterdonchamberradio.com.

Midjersey Orthopaedics Now Offering Acupuncture and Related Wellness Services Jun 17th, 2015

Acupuncture is available at MidJersey Orthopaedics beginning July 6th, 2015. Licensed acupuncturist Jennifer L. Palko will see patients on Mondays in our Pavilion office (located at: 194 Rte 31 Flemington, NJ 08822) from 9am – 6pm. Acupuncture is a holistic therapy endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and National Institutes of Health (NIH)...

Hunterdon Orthopaedic Institute is Now Midjersey Orthopaedics Jun 2nd, 2015

Same great care. Same doctors. Same ownership. Same location. As a member of your local community, the Hunterdon Orthopaedic Institute wants you to know first that we are now practicing under the name MidJersey Orthopaedics. The name change more accurately reflects who we are and what we will be; in...

If You’re Tired of Lower Back Pain, Join Us for a Free Seminar May 5th, 2015

Do you have lower back pain, buttock pain, hip pain, groin pain, or leg pain? If so, then you may need treatment for Sacroiliac Joint Pain. Many people who suffer from lower back pain don’t realize their discomfort is potentially caused by one joint. The Sacroiliac Joint can be responsible...

HOI’s Concussion Management Program is Tailored to the Student Athlete Oct 26th, 2014

Hunterdon Neurology and Hunterdon Orthopaedic Institute are pleased to offer young athletes a comprehensive program for the prevention and treatment of concussions, also known as mild traumatic brain injuries. Our program is tailored for student athletes in middle school, high school, or on traveling sports teams. Concussion Management at Hunterdon...

Hitting the Slopes This Ski Season? Oct 5th, 2014

One of Hunterdon Orthopaedic spine specialists Dr. Thomas St. John co-authored a research study on thoracic and lumbar fractures associated with skiing and snowboarding injuries. According to the article posted on Pubmed.gov “the incidence of spinal fractures varies form 1% to 17% in alpine skiing injuries.” The purpose of the...

Hunterdon Orthopaedic Institute Opens State-of-the-Art “Eco-Friendly” Facility Aug 6th, 2014

The Hunterdon Orthopaedic Institute (HOI) proudly unveiled its 33,000 square foot, flagship facility on the Hunterdon Medical Center (HMC)’s campus on May 16th. After years of planning and 15 months of construction, their new medical office facility is now fully operational. This state of the art, full service musculoskeletal facility...

Hunterdon Medical Center and Orthopaedics Listed in U.s News and World Report’s Best Hospitals Issue Jul 28th, 2014

U.S. News & World Report has released its 25th annual Best Hospitals rankings and Hunterdon Medical Center ranked 4th in Central Jersey, 11th among the 100 New Jersey Hospitals and 28th among the 180 New York metropolitan hospitals reviewed by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, Hunterdon Medical Center...

“Treating Shoulder Pain” Seminar With Dr. Pollack Jun 25th, 2014

The Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers in Whitehouse Station and Clinton are dedicated to providing health enhancement and disease prevention programs for the community. As part of their education series, the Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers will offer Treating Shoulder Pain in July. The seminar will be held in Whitehouse Station on...

HOI and Dr. Philip Glassner in Empowering Health Magazine Jun 14th, 2014

Ernie DiFazio could see the writing on the wall. The severe pain in his hips and legs that forced him to use a cane, and then a walker, would soon put him in a wheelchair if he didn’t do something about it. He went to see Philip Glassner, MD, an...

Dr. Michael Pollack Supports Tissue Donation, 5k Walk/Race to Help Others in Need of a Transplant Jun 4th, 2014

As an orthopaedics surgeon, Dr. Michael E. Pollack knows the value of donor tissue. He routinely uses donor tissue to help select patients with torn Anterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACLs), dislocated knee caps or severely separated shoulders. Dr. Pollack’s patients can walk normally again, return to sports or live their lives...

Hunterdon Orthopaedic Institute Now Offering Acupuncture and Related Wellness Services Dec 12th, 2013

Acupuncture is available at Hunterdon Orthopaedic Institute beginning July 6th. Licensed acupuncturist Jennifer L. Palko will see patients on Mondays in our Pavilion office (located at: 194 Rte 31 Flemington, NJ 08822) from 9am – 6pm. Acupuncture is a holistic therapy endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and National Institutes of...

2013 Jersey Choice Top Doctor Oct 26th, 2013

Michael E. Pollack, MD  has been named a 2013 Jersey Choice Best Doctor in New Jersey Monthly ‘s annual survey. Dr. Pollack, a sports medicine specialist at the Hunterdon Orthopaedic Institute, was one of 28 Orthopaedists given this designation in the entire state of New Jersey. Ballots were sent to the...

Hunterdon Orthopaedic Helps North Hunterdon High School Replace Scoreboard Oct 7th, 2013

Hunterdon Orthopaedic Institute was a major donor for the Booster Club initiative to replace the North Hunterdon High School scoreboard. Dr. Michael Pollack, representing the  HOI, helped dedicate the new scoreboard on Friday, September 27th, a perfect night for fall football.  “We have long cared for the athletes, faculty, and staff...

Dr. Phillip Glassner Helps Musician Return to the Stage Jul 17th, 2013

Singer-songwriter Matt Angus, musician and founder of the Black Potatoe Music Festival in Clinton, NJ, recently made his 17th consecutive festival appearance with help from Hunterdon Orthopaedic Institute’s Dr. Phillip Glassner. Angus received a double hip replacement at HOI in June, and thanks to the care he received from Glassner...

Best Doctors in America Feb 23rd, 2012

Best Doctors in America, an independent research agency that compiles peer-reviewed recommendations and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), has included Robert C. More, MD of the Hunterdon Orthopaedic Institute on their list of Best Doctors in America. Dr. More is now a part of...

Patients’ Choice Physicians Feb 22nd, 2012

The Hunterdon Orthopaedic Institute is proud to announce that MDx Medical, Inc., an independent research agency that compiles and tabulates patient on-line feedback about their doctor experiences, has included Michael E. Pollack, MD of the Hunterdon Orthopaedic Institute on their list of Patients’ Choice physicians. Patients’ Choice physicians are rated...