Blog, Rheumatology

Are You At Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Approximately 1.5 million people in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including several patients whom I see regularly in my practice. Somewhat different from “regular” arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system, which normally attacks foreign agents like bacteria and viruses, mistakenly attacks the joints. This creates chronic […]

Blog, Podiatry

Painful Footwear: The Worst Shoes for Your Feet

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 […]

Blog, Podiatry

Do You Need Foot And Ankle Surgery?

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? John Viscovich, DPM, MBA, FACFAS, a board certified podiatrist with Westchester Health, […]