2018 Olympics: Long Island Athletes and Injuries

Categories: Sports Medicine

While curling has earned its reputation as a low-impact Olympic event, not all events are risk-free. Skiing, snowboarding and even sledding, however, pose a much larger danger to the body. With sports ranging from simple tests in coordination to rapid, open-air movement, sports in the winter Olympics can have many potential injuries. Read on to  … View More

5 Most Common Skiing Injuries

Categories: Sports Medicine

For some people, there’s nothing better about the wintertime than flocking to the slopes. Also, with the 2018 Winter Olympics underway, we all have snow sports on our minds. However, like other risks of winter, skiing and snowboarding have the potential to be very hazardous. Snow sport injuries have the potential to cause serious problems.  … View More

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4 Common Swimming Injuries: Prevention & Recovery

Categories: Sports Medicine

As the summertime rolls around once again on Long Island, swimmers everywhere will rejoice. While swimming is excellent exercise for your body and works out several muscle groups, the incorrect technique can be damaging to your body. Competitive and recreational swimmers alike must exercise caution when swimming to avoid common swimming injuries. At Central Orthopedic,  … View More

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Anabolic Steroids: Negative Side Effects on the Body and Mind

Categories: Sports Medicine

Steroids have a well-deserved reputation of being the illegal, unhealthy and generally dangerous alternative to proper weight loss and muscle building through exercise and diet control. A diligent workout routine can be taxing on your body, but this is preferable to the long-term harm that muscle-building anabolic steroids can cause. Take a look at how  … View More

Ankles: From Sprains to Surgeries

Categories: Sports Medicine

What you need to know about common ankle injuries. Whether you’ve had a collision on a sports field, tripped while on a power walk, or had a moment of poor form in crossfit, chances are that you’ve experienced a sore ankle joint once or twice. So at what point does this pain go from a  … View More

Returning to Sports After Spinal Surgery

Returning to Sports After Spinal Surgery

Categories: Back Pain / Sports Medicine

QUESTION: Ask an Orthopedic Series #AskAnOrtho “I’ve just been told that I am a candidate for spinal surgery…will this mean the end to my participation in recreational sports?” Athletes of any caliber often assume that sustaining a spinal injury or developing a spinal condition that requires a surgical procedure means the end to their athletic  … View More

Should I use hot or cold for an injury

Heat or Ice on Injuries?

Categories: Back Pain / Pain Management / Sports Medicine

Ask an Orthopedic Series #AskAnOrtho Question: When should I use hot vs. cold therapy for an injury? Both hot and cold therapies can help to reduce pain from a muscle or joint injury, but deciding which course of treatment to take can be more than a little bit confusing! At The Central Orthopedic Group, we  … View More

3D Printing Offers Patient Specific Orthopedic Care

Categories: News / Sports Medicine

As orthopedists, we like to keep watch for advances to 3D printing, and just how important it is becoming to the medical field. While 3D printing technology has been around for 30-plus years, it has recently been a hot button topic in the news, with the announcement that Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, Sr would  … View More

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Runners: Prepare Your Winter Knees

Categories: Arthritis / Sports Medicine

New Year’s resolutions to be fit and active (paired with a particularly warm January in New York) has seen an influx of runners hitting the pavement in lieu of the treadmill. But as cold weather begins to settle in, you could be wreaking havoc on your knee joints. The brisk winter months tend to make  … View More

CrossFit: Beneficial or Dangerous

An Orthopedist View of CrossFit

Categories: Exercises / Sports Medicine

    There are many nay-sayers about the booming CrossFit fitness program. With an ever-growing list of injured participants, we need to examine the benefits versus the set backs of this extreme exercise regimen. CrossFit has gained a huge following since its introduction in 2000. The program emphasizes strength and conditioning by incorporating aerobic exercise,  … View More

RICE Method for Sore Knees

ACL: You May Need More Than an Icepack

Categories: Sports Medicine

With ACL injuries on the rise, it is important to educate yourself on how to cope with this debilitating problem. ACL injuries are all-too-common in competitive and recreational athletes that require more than just an ice pack…   Treating your ACL Injury at the Central Orthopedic Group The team at Central Orthopedic Group specializes in  … View More

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6 Signs You Need a Physical Therapist

Categories: Sports Medicine

An athlete’s worst fear; you’re in the middle of training when you feel a nagging pain that just won’t quit. With a little rest and relaxation, you could be back to working out in no time. But what if your injury is a little bit more complex? Maybe it’s time to consider the benefits of  … View More

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What is Sports Medicine?

Categories: Sports Medicine

At Central Orthopedic Group of Long Island, one of our specialties is Sports Medicine. But what exactly is Sports Medicine and how can it help you? To answer that we’ve written this blog post to go over the fundamentals of what a Sports Medicine doctor can do for you as an athlete. Sports Medicine involves  … View More

Diagnosing Sports Injuries - Long Island

Understanding Your Sports Injury

Categories: Diagnosis & Testing / Sports Medicine

Central Orthopedic Group offers on-site diagnostic imaging to help patients immediately. Diagnostics are so very important when it comes to understanding, diagnosing, and treating your sports injury. In this blog post you’ll find information on common sports injuries and how different imaging techniques are best suited for certain types of sports injuries. We want you  … View More