Pain Management: 4 Natural Remedies

Categories: News / Pain Management

Across the country, pain management is becoming a frequent concern. Pain in our neck, knees, and joints become more common as we get older. You name it, it hurts. At times, the pain we feel may be given a formal diagnosis. However, our bodies are not immune to the wear and tear of natural aging.  … View More

Young woman massaging her foot while sitting on bed

Nocturnal Leg Cramps – What You Should Know

Categories: Pain Management

Have you ever gone to bed at night, and soon after laying down felt an unpleasant pain in your legs? Leg cramps during the night, more commonly referred to as nocturnal leg cramps or charley horses, are fairly common. Essentially, they’re characterized by abrupt spasms in leg muscles that are painful and uncomfortable. As a  … View More

Returning to Sports After Spinal Surgery

Dr. Fernando Checo: 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 often assume that a spinal injury or condition that requires a surgical procedure means the end to their athletic career. However, many athletes have returned to  … View More

Physical therapist helping elderly woman with hand pain

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

Water Therapy Group for Arthritis Treatment

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

Diagnosing Sports Injuries - Long Island

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