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Sports Medicine: Top 4 Basketball Injuries to Look Out For

Categories: Child Orthopedics / Pain Management / Sports Medicine

With football season wrapping up and temperatures dropping, athletes are beginning to move inside. Soon, student athletes and adults alike will begin playing indoor basketball, both competitively and as a form of exercise. Unfortunately, with this transition comes the potential for new sports injuries. While basketball may not involve as much physical contact as other  … View More

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What’s the Best Cardio Exercise Machine After Recovery?

Categories: Back Pain / Exercises / General Orthopedics / Pain Management

As the summer winds down and the heat transitions to a cool breeze, many avid runners will be moving inside. And, while running enthusiasts may prefer the natural feeling of running outside, there are also benefits to indoor cardio machines. Most gyms have several types of cardio machines, each of which can have different orthopedics  … View More

Preventing Sports Injuries in Children: 6 Simple Steps

Categories: Child Orthopedics / Exercises / Pain Management / Sports Medicine

Summer is here, and children are choosing pick-up basketball games over organized sports– for now. Soon, fall will come and children will jump back into the thick of strenuous team workouts, practices and games. While this is great for their athletic and fitness goals, excessive physical activity can inevitably lead to injuries. But it doesn’t  … View More

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Reducing Knee Pain With Low-Impact Exercise

Categories: Exercises / Pain Management / Sports Medicine

The knee is quite a complex joint, and is involved in more day-to-day functions than one might think. Whether you have an ongoing discomfort condition or a severe injury, knee pain can be a major obstacle. This discomfort can prevent more aggressive physical lifestyles– like contact sports– altogether. For patients undergoing orthopedic recovery processes, active  … View More

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Back Pain Management: Spinal Epidural Injections

Categories: Back Pain / Pain Management

Unfortunately, there are over 3 million individuals with back pain in the United States each day. This discomfort is equally likely to be caused by poor long-term habits as it is to be caused by a sports injury. Regardless of the cause, coming up with a unique and dedicated pain management plan is critical. When  … 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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How To Handle Arthritis This Winter

Categories: Arthritis / Pain Management

Many people who suffer from arthritis complain that it will flare up during rainy or cold weather. Therefore, winter isn’t always a fun time for those who have the condition. Throughout the winter months it is very true that your arthritis can be considerably more painful. In order to better cope with the pain management,  … View More