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  • Shoulder Soreness? Look To The Biceps Says ONS Doctor

    Shoulder Soreness? Look To The Biceps Says ONS Doctor

    When shoulder pain strikes, many people assume they’ve somehow injured their rotator cuff. According to Dr. Marc Kowalsky, a shoulder specialist and orthopedic surgeon with Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists, an injury to the biceps tendon can cause shoulder pain and discomfort that can be mistaken for a rotator cuff injury.“The biceps tendon is an often-misunderstood structure ...

  • ONS Explores The 'Well Balanced Student Athlete' At Greenwich Summit

    ONS Explores The 'Well Balanced Student Athlete' At Greenwich Summit

    Did you know that as many as 75  percent of youth athletes ages 8 to 18 arrive to sports practice already dehydrated? Or that early sports specialization can do more harm than good to a child’s athletic performance? Those are just two of the topics that will be discussed at The Well Balanced Athlete, a program designed to inform coaches, parents and student athletes.The panel ...

  • Spring Training: It's Not Just for Pros Says ONS

    Spring Training: It's Not Just for Pros Says ONS

    With warmer weather on the way, trading the snow shovel for a golf club or tennis racket is right around the corner. However, before hitting the course or court this spring, it's important to take the proper preventative steps to ensure your body isn't being put at risk.“If you haven’t been using the muscles necessary for your sport in the past few months, you’ll need to start slowly ...

  • ONS Lands 15 Doctors On 'Best Of' List

    ONS Lands 15 Doctors On 'Best Of' List

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- From foot and ankle injuries to spine and neck pain, residents seeking the area's premier doctors needn't go far.15 orthopedic and neurosurgical specialists from ONS were named among Fairfield County’s top doctors for 2018, according to Moffly Media. Moffly recently published an annual survey compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a national medical data research ...

  • Don't Let The Snow Slow Your Running Routine This Winter

    Don't Let The Snow Slow Your Running Routine This Winter

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Like it or not, winter is here. However, just because the weather outside is frightful doesn't mean it's time to put your running regimen on hold. Alicia Hirscht, director of physical therapy at the Stamford office of Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists, shared her tips on staying healthy and safe while hitting the road in the cold:Layer Up"The trick to ...

  • Well Heeled: Love Your Feet And Avoid Pain This Winter

    Well Heeled: Love Your Feet And Avoid Pain This Winter

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Trendy high heeled boots may be the height of winter fashion, but they are a disaster waiting to happen for women wearing them, according to the foot and ankle specialists at Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists.“Any high heel worn with regularity can damage the structure of the foot and weaken the ankle," said Dr. Sean Peden, a foot and ankle orthopedic ...

  • Avoid Holiday Hazards With Help From ONS

    Avoid Holiday Hazards With Help From ONS

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- The holidays are all about friends, family and good times. However, the season of giving can also become a season of danger if one isn't careful. From slips and falls to overindulgence, celebrating smart is key to ensuring a happy and healthy holiday."Having been the orthopedic specialist on call at Greenwich Hospital for more holiday seasons than I can ...

  • It’s Time To Train For Shoveling Snow Says ONS

    It’s Time To Train For Shoveling Snow Says ONS

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Even though the first snowfall of the season isn't forecasted to amount to much, now is a good time to start conditioning for the inevitable piles of snow that will require shoveling this winter.According to Dr. Alex Levchenko, an interventional spine pain management specialist at Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS), all too often, people who are inactive ...

  • On Par: ONS Puts Golfer On Path For The Shot Of A Lifetime

    On Par: ONS Puts Golfer On Path For The Shot Of A Lifetime

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Sinking a hole-in-one would give any golfer cause to celebrate. For James Dean, 73, achieving golf’s ultimate shot was particularly gratifying, considering it happened nearly a year to the day after a total shoulder replacement surgery.“I’ve been a golfer for 35 years, have played more than 2,000 rounds of golf and never came close to a hole-in-one,” said Dean, a ...

  • ONS Remains At The Forefront Of Hip Replacement Surgery

    ONS Remains At The Forefront Of Hip Replacement Surgery

    Faster recovery and less pain are just a few of the reasons why minimally invasive anterior hip replacement surgery has seen an increase in popularity in recent years. However, this intricate procedure requires a high degree of training and expertise, and not all joint replacement surgeons are qualified to perform the operation. During more traditional approaches to hip surgery, ...

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