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.
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.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, there are not really any symptoms to alert someone that they have osteoporosis. That’s why it is often called a ‘silent disease’ because the first sign of the condition can be a fracture resulting from a minor accident, which is why prevention is so important.
During the long winter months, it is especially important for diabetics to take certain steps to keep their feet healthy. Winter moisture, cold and dryness can easily cause numbness and decreased circulation, increasing the risk of a diabetes foot problem.
When is the right time to have knee replacement surgery? When your knee pain is so intense that it actually interferes with the things you want or need to do, that may be the time…especially if medication, physical therapy and the use of a cane or other walking aid no longer help alleviate the pain, says Dr. Rick Weinstein, an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, in his recent blog.
Approximately 1 in 5 Americans has a tattoo. In the 18- to 30-year-old age group, that number increases to almost 30%. For parents giving permission and for teens getting tattoos on their own, be careful and be safe if you decide to get a tattoo or piercing, says Dr. Mason Gomberg, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, in his recent blog.
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.
Measles is a serious infection that causes significant illness and in some cases, death. Here at Westchester Health, we strongly recommend vaccinating your child against the measles. NOTE: The measles vaccine DOES NOT cause autism.