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Orthopedic Surgeons East Hartford CT

Orthopedic surgeons use surgical and non-surgical methods to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders. See below to find local orthopedic surgeons in East Hartford that give access to treatment for knee arthroscopy, and lumbar spinal fusion, as well as advice and content on pediatric orthopedics and surgical sports medicine.

Peter Elliott Diamond, MD
(808) 696-1417
111 Founders Plz Ste 300
East Hartford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr.MARK LEE
(860) 545-8643
282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Elizabeth W Weber
(860) 545-9100
282 Washington St
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Paul Bernard Murray, MD
(860) 247-3279
1000 Asylum Ave Ste 3220
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp Med Ctr, Hartford, Ct

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Donald Robert Kelly, MD
(860) 549-3210
85 Seymour St Ste 607
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1964

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Pedro A Romero, MD
(860) 647-1493
155 S Main St
Manchester, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac Mayor De San Marcos, Prog Acad De Med Humana, Lima, Peru
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Manchester Mem Hosp, Manchester, Ct
Group Practice: Advanced Orthopaedics /Sprts

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Durgesh Nagarkatti, MD
(860) 549-3210
85 Seymour St Ste 607
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Gordon A Zimmermann, MD
(860) 549-3210
85 Seymour St Ste 607
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr.Gerald Becker
(860) 549-3210
Ste 607, 85 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.1, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Warren Jay Krompinger, MD
(860) 549-8904
85 Seymour St
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: U Conn Health Ctr-John Dempsey, Farmington, Ct; Hartford Hosp, Hartford, Ct
Group Practice: Orthopedic Associates Of Hartford Pc

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Leg, Knee, and Hip Pain

 



Knee and hip pain are the most common cycling injuries. The most common cause of knee (and hip pain) in cyclists is iliotibial band (IT band) syndrome. The IT band is a thick fibrous band of tissue, which runs on the outside of the leg from the hip to the knee. Pain is caused when the band becomes tight and rubs over the bony prominences of the hip (greater trochanter) and/or the knee (lateral epicondyle). Tight inflexible lower extremity muscles may worsen the condition.

As injury is generaly a problem of overuse, it is often seen in the cyclist just beginning a training program or early in the training season when the temptation is to do too much too fast. In order to minimize knee and hip pain in the early season, take it easy for the first few weeks - pedal with low resistance and keep that cadence up to at least 80-90 rpm allowing your body to adjust again to road riding. (Likewise with any change that leads to a slightly new bike position.) Minimize hard riding or hill work for the first few weeks. Add in a stretching program for your lower extremities, especially for the gluteus and IT band to help transition you into your riding season.

The most common causes are:

  • Faulty saddle height or position
  • Crank too long - especially if you have chondromalacia
  • Pushing excessively high gears (slow cadence in cold weather)
  • Too much leg work in the gym
  • Cleat alignment
  • Individual cyclist anatomy

And finally don't forget about the low back as playing a role in leg pain - especially the back of the leg and hamstrings. All leg pain is not from problems "where it hurts".

Q. I have a question about lower back and leg pain that I sometimes experience while riding. Sometimes when I am riding my legs will become so racked with pain that I can no longer pedal. I know I have lower back issues from years of heavy Olymic style weightlifting, but this is ridiculous. Sometimes I cannot climb even the smallest hills without stiffness and pain so bad that I almost black out. Any ideas? SG

A. A lot of leg pain is really back pain. So if you have a history of low back problems from the past, I'd start with a good massage therapist that deals with sports injuries combined with a program of back stretches.

Knee Pain

Knee Pain Location

One way to classify knee pain (and identify possible solutions) is to look at the location of the pain.

  • Anterior (see chondromalacia below)
    • Reasons
      • patellar tendonitis
      • patellofemoral syndrome
    • Causes
      • pushing BIG gears - cadence too low
      • saddle too low or too far forward
      • foot too far forward on the pedal
      • crank arms too long
      • leg length discrepancy with seat set for shorter leg
    • Possible solutions
      • ride at 75 rpm or higher
      • raise seat (in small increments of less than 5mm) or move seat back
      • move cleat forward 1 to 2 mm
      • shorten crank arms by 2.5 cm
      • set seat for longer, not shorter, leg with correction for the shorter leg
  • Posterior
    • Reasons
      • hamstri...

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