A Patient Describes His Positive Experience With Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Recently, Andrew Simon, partner at Simon Associates Management Consultants which directs the inbound marketing activities for Westchester HealthWestchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and Westchester Health Pediatrics, had closed carpal tunnel surgery performed by Jeffrey M. Jacobson, MD, a Hand, Wrist and Peripheral Nerve Surgery specialist with our Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine groupNormally, the physicians of that practice blog on a variety of medical topics but this time, a patient has written his own blog about his surgery experience. In Andy’s own words:

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7 Things You Can Do At Home to Relieve Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Did you know that plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain? That’s because the plantar fascia is the flat band of ligament tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes and if it becomes strained, it becomes swollen and irritated. And that is very painful. Some patients describe the feeling as if someone is hammering nails into their heel. To help ease the pain, Dr. John Viscovich, a podiatrist in our Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group, has written a blog outlining 7 treatments you can do yourself to lessen and maybe even eliminate this condition.

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What You Can Do to Reduce the Risk of SIDS

For parents AND pediatricians, losing a baby to SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) is devastating. To try to prevent SIDS, Dr. Lauren Adler, a pediatrician in our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, offer these guidelines in a recent blog to help parents reduce the risks of this happening to their baby.

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Best Treatments For Arthritis of the Thumb

A common and very painful condition that the orthopedists in our Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group see quite often is thumb arthritis. Sometimes even a relatively mild case can be very painful. To help people understand arthritis of the thumb so that they can seek proper treatment, Jeffrey M. Jacobson, MD, a Hand, Wrist and Peripheral Nerve Surgery specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, has recently written a blog on the subject.

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Best Ways To Know If Your Baby Is Developing In a Healthy Way

For first-time parents, there are always lots of questions. One of the most common one we hear from our new parents is, “Is my baby developing normally?” As an answer, Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, one of our pediatricians in our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, has written a blog containing helpful guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. She describes what to expect and what to look for as a newborn progresses through his/her first year of life.

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Shoes That Cause Foot Problems And Have To Avoid Them

As well as causing toe deformities, calluses, corns, bone spurs and other problems, wearing the wrong shoes puts tendons, joints and entire muscle groups at risk of injury. The main culprit for all this damage? High heels. They drastically alter the wearer’s posture, displace the foot and ankle bones, strain the knee joints and tighten the surrounding tendons. What’s worse, these conditions can lead to osteoarthritis, a very painful and sometimes debilitating joint condition.

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What You Need To Know About Teenage Eating Disorders

Here at Westchester Health, we have a number of teenage patients with eating disorders. Eating disorders are serious health conditions that can be both physically and emotionally destructive, particularly for teenagers. Affecting boys as well as girls, they can escalate into life-threatening conditions and require professional help. That’s why you need to read Rachel Managed, MD’s recent blog on eating disorders — their causes, symptoms and treatments.

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Week 1 Of Dr Michael Gott’s Fantasy Football Injury Of The Week Video Series: Tony Romo

This week: The spine injury of Dallas Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo

Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr Michael A. Gott gives his professional opinion on Tony Romo’s spinal compression fracture. Will this affect Fantasy Football fans’ choices? To view the video, click here. And check back each week for the next installment!

Dr. Michael Gott’s Fantasy Football Injury of the Week

Now for the second year, Michael A. Gott, MD, a practicing orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, will highlight and discuss key injuries to pro football players each week during the Fantasy Football season. He’ll give his professional assessment of the prognosis and treatment to help fans set their lineup for that week. Check back here each and every week for Dr. Gott’s latest Fantasy Football Injury of the Week! To view the latest video, click here.

Year 2 of Dr. Michael Gott’s Fantasy Football Injury of the Week Series Kicks Off 

WHITE PLAINS, NY, September 5, 2016 — Now in its second year, Michael A. Gott, MD, a practicing orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, will highlight and discuss key injuries to pro football players each week during the Fantasy Football season.

Each week via video, Dr. Gott will offer his professional assessment of the injury’s prognosis and treatment so that fans can make more informed decisions critical to their Fantasy Football league selections. Each video will be 3-5 minutes in length and can be viewed on the Westchester Health Orthopedic and Sports Medicine website.

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Dr. Michael A. Gott is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle, including traumatic and sports related injuries, as well as arthritic conditions. He focuses on conservative, non-operative treatments for most conditions.

A Westchester native, Dr. Gott attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine after graduating from Emory University, where was named to the Dean’s List all four years. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at North Shore/Long Island Jewish Hospital System, completing his Sports Medicine Fellowship at the prestigious American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL, where he worked under the renowned orthopedists Dr. James Andrews, Dr. Lyle Cain and Dr. Jeff Dugas. Dr. Gott is the current team physician for Yorktown High School Athletics, having previously worked as a team physician for Troy University, Auburn University and the University of Alabama.