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5 Reasons to Consider Injections for Myofascial Pain Syndrome Jul 1st, 2022

What you think of as muscle pain may not, in fact, originate with your muscles but with the fascia. These layers of thin, white tissue surround all groups of muscle tissue, including muscle fibers, individual muscles, and muscle groups.  Fascia holds muscles together, but it also aids movement, because it’s...

How to Care for Your Elbow Injury Before Your Exam Jun 1st, 2022

Elbow injuries can be distressing because you may lose use of your hand during recovery, too. Overuse injuries generally respond well to rest and home care. Traumatic elbow injuries, however, vary substantially in severity. This could be due to playing sports, falling, or being in an auto accident. Knowing how...

Arthritis After an Injury: What You Need to Know May 5th, 2022

Arthritis is a collection of conditions that affect the joints in your body, typically causing inflammation and tissue breakdown. The most common form is called osteoarthritis.  It’s usually a slow-developing condition arising from long-term wear-and-tear on your joints. Osteoarthritis is common in the knees, hips, and shoulders, although it can...

Common Sports Injuries and How to Avoid Them Apr 7th, 2022

Sports participation is often fun. That’s the appeal of it, particularly when it’s the basis for your physical fitness efforts. Instead of the impersonal and uninteresting use of weights and machines, playing a sport can engage your mind in a way that a treadmill or exercise bike may not.  As...

These Factors May Be Contributing to Your Knee Arthritis Mar 14th, 2022

While there are over 100 different types of arthritis, two of them account for most of the cases affecting the knees. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common of those two, a wear-and-tear condition that often occurs later in life. Though it seems to be age-related, OA isn’t inevitable, and there...

What Warrants a Visit to a Sports Medicine Specialist? Feb 1st, 2022

Simply stated, sports medicine focuses on injuries and prevention in a sports context. Certain types of injuries tend to cluster within various sports activities, such as sprains, joint problems, or repetitive strain injuries, like the notorious “tennis elbow.”  None of these problems is exclusive to sports participation, though. Your job...

What You Should Do If You Think You May Have Torn Your Rotator Cuff Jan 13th, 2022

Your shoulder is aching, and it’s not getting any better. Now, it’s time to see a specialist to diagnose the issue. You think it may be your rotator cuff. Could it be torn?  Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons with Southern Westchester Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, located in Yonkers and Mamaroneck, New...