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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How To Know If You Have Trigger Finger

Trigger finger, a painful condition in which one of your fingers gets stuck, is not caused by just one thing. Rather, many things can cause it. To help people better understand trigger finger and get appropriate, timely treatment, Jeffrey M. Jacobson, MD, a Hand, Wrist and Peripheral Nerve Surgery specialist with our Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group, has written this very informative blog.

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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, offers this information.

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9 Essential First Aid Tips For Wound Care

The proper care and treatment for a wound as soon as it occurs is essential to ensure that it heals effectively. To help people understand how to care for a wound when they get injured, John Viscovich, DPM, MBA, FACFAS, a podiatrist with Westchester Health, offers these 9 important first aid tips.

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WHA Physician Receives Letter of Appreciation From Patient For A New Life Without Pain

Practically nothing makes a physician feel fulfilled and that they are making a difference in people’s lives than receiving appreciation from a patient. Recently, this heartfelt, very personal letter was pinned to the bulletin board in the office of Dr. Michael A. Gott, an orthopedic surgeon with our Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group. We reproduce it here so that our readers might be encouraged to seek surgery and other healing therapies for their conditions, too. Hopefully they, like this letter’s anonymous author, could experience similar satisfaction and life-changing freedom from pain.

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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 with Westchester Health, outlines 7 treatments you can do yourself to lessen and maybe even eliminate this condition.

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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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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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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!