Here Are 6 Ways to Prevent Tendonitis

Too much stress on the joints, especially the shoulder, elbow and knee, can tear and inflame tendons and cause tendonitis. There are many ways to treat tendonitis but at Westchester Health, we think the best course of action is to try and prevent it from developing in the first place. Eric Small, MD, Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine specialist with our Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group and Medical Director of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with Westchester Health, has recently written a blog focusing on the best ways to avoid the inflammation and pain of this common condition.

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10 Important Benefits Of Strengthening and Conditioning

At Westchester Health, we think it’s of primary importance to not only diagnose and treat injuries but to prevent them. Over the years, we’ve found that strengthening and conditioning play a large part in injury prevention. Ranging from intense cardiovascular training to a comprehensive stretching regimen, specialized techniques and exercises help athletes of all levels and abilities. Eric Small, MD, Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine specialist with our Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group and Medical Director of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with Westchester Health, outlines the benefits of a strengthening and conditioning program in a recent blog.

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How You Can Avoid A Sports-Related Concussion

During summer, people dive into high-energy outdoor sports such as cycling, rock climbing, kayaking and zip lining. These sports are terrific and increase physical fitness but they also carry the risk of concussion. Eric Small, MD, Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and our Medical Director of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, has specific expertise in concussions and has recently written a very informative blog on the subject, offering practical advice on how to help avoid this potentially catastrophic injury.

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How To Stay Safe This Summer While Enjoying Your Favorite Sports

Everybody loves summer. They’re outside, they’re active, they’re playing sports, and sometimes, they’re getting injured. However, enjoying summer sports does not have to mean a trip to the emergency room. By following these common sense guidelines from Eric Small, MD, Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine specialist with our Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group, in his recent blog, you and your family can enjoy summer sports while staying safe.

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5 Reasons You Should Consider Getting A Pulmonary Stress Test

Are you experiencing breathing problems while exercising — most commonly, shortness of breath or wheezing? These might be important signs that you need a pulmonary stress test, also called a lung function test. If you have any of the 5 chronic conditions listed in Dr. Eric Small’s blog on the topic, you should talk to your physician or sports medicine specialist about getting a pulmonary stress test.

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5 Things You Can Do To Prevent Shin Splints

A great many runners—professionals as well as amateurs—run too much too soon and develop medial tibial stress syndrome, or shin splints, one of the most common running injuries. What can be done to prevent this? Eric Small, MD, Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and Medical Director of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with Westchester Health, offers guidance and advice in a recent blog.

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Pitching Injuries On The Rise Now That It’s Baseball Season

Spring is here, which means baseball season, which typically means an increase in youth pitching injuries, according to Eric Small, MD, a former star Little League pitcher, current baseball coach for 16 years and a Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Many Tommy John shoulder surgeries (ulna collateral ligament tears) are performed at this time of year, and unquestionably one of the main culprits is increased baseball pitching.

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The Majority Of Sports Injuries In Children And Adolescents Are Due To Overuse

These days, it is not uncommon for a 12-year-old to participate on 3 soccer, baseball, hockey or volleyball teams all at the same time. What’s more, this number of over-committed young athletes continues to grow.

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What To Do About Shin Splints

Shin splints are the most common cause of running injuries in both recreational and elite runners. The term “shin splints” refers to pain along the shinbone (tibia) — the large bone in the front of your lower leg.

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How To Prevent Basketball Injuries

The most common injury in basketball is an ankle sprain, according to Dr. Eric Small, Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and Medical Director of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with Westchester Health Associates. In his recent blog, Dr. Small details basketball injuries and how to rehabilitate them so an athlete can return to play.

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