Do you suffer from tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow or swimmer’s shoulder? Are you a runner with tendonitis of the kneecap (patellar), ankle, foot or heel? If rest and physical therapy aren’t healing your injured tendon, you might want to check out a platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP). Michael A. Gott, MD, an Orthopedic surgeon with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, has written an excellent blog which explains PRP therapy and why it’s so successful for many patients with chronic tendon injuries.
Here at Westchester Health Associates, we see a lot of patients with chronic lower back pain. In years past, they would be advised to have surgery, but now there is a wide variety of highly effective, noninvasive pain management options for treating back pain. Syed S. Rahman, MD, a Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, has written a very timely blog on the subject, focusing on these new methods that can relief back pain without surgery.
Spring has sprung! Which unfortunately for many people, means that so has their allergies. Those with eye, nose and respiratory spring allergies usually find themselves pretty miserable from late March until late May—sometimes even earlier depending on warm weather trends. To help allergy sufferers get through the season, Stephanie Albin Leeds, MD, an Asthma and Immunology specialist with Westchester Health Pediatrics, has written a very informative blog on the best ways to manage spring allergies’ annoying symptoms.
Shoulder surgery has come a long way in the last few years, writes Rick Weinstein, MD, MBA, Orthopedic Sports Medicine specialist and general orthopedic surgeon with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and Director of Orthopedic Surgery at Westchester Health Associates, in a recent blog.
To a lot of parents, especially first-time ones, a diagnosis of Down syndrome for their highly anticipated baby-to-be seems like a monumental disappointment. However, it’s important to know that there are beautiful, amazing rewards that come with raising a Down syndrome baby, writes one of our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians, Robert Pitaro, MD, in a recent blog.
If you’re a parent of a cheerleader, you probably know how dangerous this sport can be, for “cheering” girls and boys. To keep your child as safe as possible and minimize the risk of injury, we urge you to read a recent blog by Rick Weinstein, MD, MBA, an Orthopedic Sports Medicine specialist and general orthopedic surgeon with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and Director of Orthopedic Surgery at Westchester Health Associates, excerpted here.
When patients come into my office with red, bloodshot eyes, chances are they’re got pink eye. A lot of people think that pink eye (conjunctivitis) occurs mainly in children, but actually anyone can get it. Yes, preschoolers and schoolchildren are particularly at risk, but college students, teachers, daycare workers, kids in summer camp and those in the military are also highly susceptible, due to their close proximity with each other.
It is estimated that 3-10% of children in the United States have ADD/H, or attention deficit disorder/hyperactivity. ADD/H is something we get a lot of questions about from our parents, which is why we’re sharing these important facts about ADD/H from an excellent blog written recently by one of our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians, Mason Gomberg, MD.
One thing I’ve noticed in my practice over the years is that in many cases, patients are typically disinclined to talk to their doctor about digestive disorders. Maybe they’re embarrassed to discuss things like reflux or constipation, but they shouldn’t be. Often, treatments can be as simple as making lifestyle changes or taking over-the-counter remedies. Please don’t suffer in silence…if your digestive tract is bothering you or causing you pain, please go see your physician or a gastroenterologist.
Plantar fasciitis is an extremely painful condition caused by inflammation of the thick tissue, or fascia, that run along the bottom of the foot. Who gets it? Typically, long distance runners, people with low arches who run in shoes without proper arch support, and those with a muscular imbalance in the hips or pelvis which places more stress on one leg than the other. Here are some tips for relieving the pain by one of our Westchester Health specialists, podiatrist John Viscovich, DPM, MBA, FACFAS.