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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 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 painless  … View More

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Aqua Therapy: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Categories: Exercises / Pain Management

Aqua Therapy Could Be Just What The Doctor Ordered When it Comes to Your Arthritis Pain Trade in your sneakers for a swimsuit! This post has been updated from its original version, which was posted on June 29th, 2016. The stiffness and joint pain from arthritis can make exercising incredibly difficult. However, staying active can  … View More

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Understanding Your Sports Injury

Categories: Diagnosis & Testing / Sports Medicine

If you’re an athlete, then you know sports will take its toll on your body. Done regularly, movements like running, jumping, or pivoting can negatively impact joints, muscles, and bones. Furthermore, improper form can increase this risk. Our highly qualified staff will diagnose and treat your sports injury. However, it is important for athletes to  … View More

Sport injury. Woman feeling pain on her foot after swimming at swimming pool

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 an excellent summertime exercise, 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, we believe that awareness and prevention are  … View More

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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Spine Tumor Surgery at Neurological Surgery, P.C.

Categories: Back Pain / Pain Management / Sports Medicine

Fernando Checo, MD was recently featured in Long Island MDNews, a print and online publication covering highly ranked orthopedists and emerging treatment practices. At Neurological Surgery, P.C., Neurosurgeon Sachin Shah, MD, combines his surgical expertise with that of Fernando Checo, MD, orthopedic surgeon at The Central Orthopedic Group, to treat spine tumors. Since 2012, Drs.  … View More

The Central Orthopedic Group Opens New Massapequa Location

Categories: News

To better serve our growing community of patients, we’ve officially opened our long-awaited Massapequa location! This new space will empower our team of orthopedic specialists, surgeons and physical therapists to offer patients the same prompt, dedicated and individualized care they have come to expect from our physicians. Treating More Long Island Patients Located on Merrick  … View More

What is Spinal Revision Surgery?

Categories: Back Pain / General Orthopedics

The spine is one of the most important parts of the body. It’s a critical part of the central nervous system, linking the brain with the rest of the body. The spine also relays messages from the brain to the rest of the body– making it possible for the body to move, and for organs  … View More