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Rest and Recovery
Posted: Apr 01, 2014
Running. What's it about for you? Do you do it to stay in shape, relieve stress, lose weight, and/or spend time with family and friends? Whatever your reasons, research has shown that running is not only the ultimate physical activity but also an important contributor to... Read More
Doctor with stethoscope in ears
Posted: Sep 25, 2013
It always comes as a surprise to my patients when I prescribe a painkiller for their arthritis joint pain that doesn't require a written prescription and not even a trip to the pharmacy. I tell them to breathe. While it's become fashionable to tell friends and... Read More
Posted: Jun 13, 2013
Airing on PBS stations around the country throughout June, "Active With Arthritis" sees Dr. Vijay Vad presenting some of his best tips for those in need. This is a clip of Dr. Vad's presentation - check your local listings or go to to find out when you can catch his... Read More
Weathered hands folded
Posted: May 31, 2013
Arthritis -- specifically osteoarthritis, which is the most common form of arthritis -- has reached epidemic proportions in our country. Currently there are over 50 million estimated arthritis sufferers in the USA. By 2030, one out of every three Americans will suffer from... Read More
Posted: May 01, 2013
As a non-surgeon practicing at the busiest orthopedic surgery hospital in the country, Dr. Vijay Vad stands out. Instead of sending his patients to surgery, his goal is to keep them out of it. A sports medicine specialist at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery who... Read More
Dog laying next to feet
Posted: Apr 30, 2013
"I'll sit this one out" is a perfectly good response to the 12th Lady Gaga cover at a wedding or bar mitzvah. "Can I sit in?" is a perfectly acceptable question to ask if you're a jazz musician. In all other circumstances, sitting is going to be your... Read More
Posted: Apr 12, 2012
Back pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint experienced by both amateur and professional golfers. In a study I conducted on professional golfers published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine in 2004, one third of the professional golfers had... Read More