Blog Posts in 2021

Why Do My Knees Make Noise?

Translating those knee snaps, crackles, and pops is simpler than it sounds. The human body is a spectacular creation and one that isn’t necessarily quiet. Beyond the sounds we can make with our ...
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Why Are ACL Tears More Common Than Ever?

A variety of factors at play have led to a decades-long increase in ACL tears. Many sports enthusiasts and fantasy sports’ fans cringe when they read that their favorite athlete will be ...
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5 'Check Engine' Lights for Your Knees

Like the warning lights in your car, your knees can also give early signs of potential issues down the road. Knee pain is a common complaint for many people. It is estimated that frequent knee pain ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: Is 'Winning at all Costs' Really Winning at All?

As an orthopedic surgeon, I have had the rare and distinct honor to serve as a medical professional at countless sideline professional sporting events, World Cup competitions, international Olympic ...
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Summertime Safeguards for Knee

Summer Safeguards Against Knee Injury Ensure the warmer months ahead are filled with fun in the sun, free from injury. As the calendar ushers in the warmest days of the year, they bring with them fun ...
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The Impact of Social Media on the Fitness Industry

“Fitspiration” is a social media sensation, but you should always proceed with caution. The impact of social media on our daily lives can be seen just about everywhere we turn. From ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: Millennials: Blazing the Trail of Change

With Father’s Day imminent, I’m taking time this month to reflect specifically on the Millennial/Contemporary Male. It’s a subject I’ve written on extensively over the years. ...
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Combatting Arthritis After an ACL Tear

People who suffer an ACL tear may be at increased risk for developing arthritis later. For many people, especially athletes or highly-active individuals, the fear of an injury to the anterior cruciate ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: Fitness Motivation after Traumatic Experience

In April and like every year, I was thinking about the Boston Marathon (the world’s oldest marathon), and my heart was filled with a mix of emotions. Disappointed because it was postponed until ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: An Antidote to THIS Life - Limiting Allergy

When it comes to what the medical community knows about allergies today, we’ve made incredible progress in the last few decades – and society has jumped on board to help. From the news ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for U.S. News & World Report: How Elite Athletes Overcome Complex Injuries

I'VE LONG SPOKEN ABOUT elite athletes' ability to cultivate something I like to call the "victorious spirit." The premise is this: Adversity can be a catalyst for incredible ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: Relentlessly Pursuing Your Dreams

Have you ever set a goal for yourself? Or had a dream you wanted to realize? If you are like most of us, you might have started out full speed ahead, but then slowly lost some of that drive and had ...
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