I realize that people love flashy, high-fashion shoes but as a podiatrist with Westchester Health, I see firsthand the damage they can cause to feet and ankles. As well as exacerbating toe deformities, calluses, corns, bone spurs and other problems, wearing the wrong or too-high shoes puts tendons, joints and entire muscle groups at risk of serious injury.
In my Westchester Health podiatry practice, my goal is to help you achieve freedom of movement without pain. Foot and ankle pain can be especially difficult to deal with, especially since as upright humans, we spend a good majority of our lives on our feet. In fact, most people put 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age 50.
Did you know that most people log 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they are 50? For some people, all of this wear and tear can cause severe pain in the foot and ankle, requiring surgery. So how can you tell if you would benefit from surgery? Read this recent blog by John Viscovich, DPM, MBA, FACFAS, a board certified podiatrist with our Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group.
There are many types of arthritis, the most common being osteoarthritis which happens as the joints simply wear out over time. The good news is that there are a number of effective treatments—particularly for arthritis of the thumb—that can ease the pain and restore comfortable movement of the joint. Jeffrey M. Jacobson, MD, a Hand, Wrist and Peripheral Nerve Surgery specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, explains these in his recent blog.
The term “arthritis” is used to describe 200 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround joints, and other connective tissue. Arthritis can be extremely painful but there are a number of effective treatments that can ease the pain and allow arthritis sufferers to remain active and enjoy freedom of movement.
Many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains and other injuries. If you suffer from any of these, you’ll find important information in 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.