Not only is plantar fasciitis a very painful condition, it’s the most common cause of heel pain that I see in my patients. Whether it’s caused by flat arches, badly-fitting shoes or a job that keeps a person in their feet for hours every day, the pain of plantar fasciitis can be excruciating. Some patients […]
If you have the toe deformity known as hammer toe, you know just how painful it can be. For those who don’t suffer from this condition, a hammer toe is a toe that has an abnormal bend in its middle joint, causing the toe to bend downward, resembling a hammer. It’s the most common deformity […]
Have you ever had a bunion, or do you have one now? If you’re like many of my patients and your answer is yes, you’re not alone. According to the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, over 64 million people in the U.S. have bunions. Women are more likely to develop them than men, mainly due […]
Depression is a real but often misunderstood mental disorder that can be successfully treated, typically with medications and psychotherapy. Although individuals with depression are sometimes thoughtlessly told to simply “buck up” or “get over it,” depression is an authentic illness that can significantly limit a person’s ability to feel happiness, maintain relationships, achieve goals and […]
At Westchester Health, we have a number of patients who come to us with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2. What concerns us is that many of them aren’t sure which type they have, and/or don’t know the difference between the two. As endocrinologists, we thought we’d offer the following information about both types of […]
From time to time at Westchester Health, patients come to us having been diagnosed with Cushing’s disease, a rare endocrine disorder caused by abnormally excessive amounts of the hormone cortisol. It can also be caused by excessive growth of the pituitary gland, known as hyperplasia. Cushing’s disease mostly affects women, but men and even children can also develop […]
Whenever we get a new patient at Westchester Health over the age of 45, one of the first questions we ask is, “Have you had a colonoscopy?” If the answer is no, we then explain what a colonoscopy screening test is, what it’s looking for, and why it’s so important.
Do you often have a dull or burning pain in your stomach that lasts anywhere from a few minutes to several hours? Does the pain seem to flare up when your stomach is empty? Have you been taking Advil, Aleve or aspirin for a long time? If your answer to these questions is yes, you […]