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2018 Winter Safety: Preventing Spinal and Hip Injuries

Categories: General Orthopedics

For Long Islanders, winter signifies a lot of things. Some like the way the snow falls on the trees, and others love the crunch of the snow beneath their feet. But, like it or not, winter does carry with it an increased risk. The abundance of snow, ice and generally dangerous conditions make winter injuries  … View More

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4 Common Causes of Winter Injuries

Categories: General Orthopedics

Winter is coming, and soon enough, it will be here. While you should stay vigilant against the flu, common cold, and other winter ailments, you should also be conscious of bodily injuries. Slippery walking and driving conditions can create unforeseen dangerous situations. And unfortunately, your body is particularly vulnerable to injuries during the winter. As  … View More

Office Back Pain

6 Steps to Creating a Spine-Conscious Office Space

Categories: Back Pain

Warehouses are often considered dangerous workplaces– there are hazardous materials, vehicles, and hefty boxes to be carried. There is, however, one extremely dangerous workplace that is often forgotten: the modern office. Unlike warehouses, though, the hazards in offices are far less noticeable– and take more effort to prevent. As Long Island orthopedists, we’ll discuss how  … View More

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: How a Hand Surgeon Can Help

Categories: Exercises

By now, almost everyone knows that office jobs can have a negative impact on one’s body. The increasingly sedentary lifestyle leads to a stronger chance for heart disease, obesity, and other negative conditions. While factory employees and skilled laborers are at the highest risk for carpal tunnel syndrome, office employees are also predisposed to this  … View More

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Categories: Back Pain

Throughout life, everyone is at some point susceptible to a severe spine injury. Whether your injury results from excessive lifting, a sedentary lifestyle, or a sports-related accident, spine injuries can result in a great deal of pain. Unfortunately, spine injuries can create serious limitations on your lifestyle. Recently, orthopedic surgeons have shifted their attention toward  … View More

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Winter is Coming: A Comprehensive Guide to Hand Pain

Categories: Arthritis

As one of the most versatile structures of the human body, hands help us to accomplish almost everything. From performing essential functions like eating and drinking, to intellectual pursuits like writing, to recreational sports and exercises, our hands help us push the boundaries of our lifestyles as humans. Unfortunately, though, human hands can also be  … View More

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12 Simple Exercises to Heal Your Injured Hand

Categories: Pain Management

Hand injuries impose a unique challenge. In addition to the associated pain, hand injuries can be extremely inconvenient. At Central Orthopedics, our Westbury hand surgeons are uniquely qualified to perform restorative surgeries that will help you to resume your normal lifestyle. There are simple steps that you can take to expedite your recovery in a  … View More

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Aerobic Vs. Anaerobic Exercise: What’s the Difference?

Categories: Back Pain / Exercises

As casual and committed athletes alike are aware, different exercises yield different benefits for the body. Basketball players who are looking to improve their speed and shooting ability may not have a workout routine similar to swimmers looking to build arm strength, endurance and leg muscles. Aside from the muscle groups that specific exercises enhance,  … View More