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6 Best Foods to Eat While Recovering From Sports Injuries

Categories: General Orthopedics / Sports Medicine

While sports injury pain can vary in intensity, it’s more than likely that you’re eager to recover quickly. Of course, making an appointment with a qualified orthopedic specialist is the easiest way to do this. Naturally, they’ll provide a definitive diagnosis and begin your treatment. However, in addition, they’ll help you learn about the appropriate  … View More

6 Simple Ways to Prevent Sports Injuries in Children

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

Autumn is here, which means we no longer have to worry about common summertime injuries. However, children everywhere are jumping back into the thick of strenuous team workouts, practices and games. Obviously, this is fantastic for their health, athletic and fitness goals. But excessive physical activity can inevitably lead to injuries. That being said –  … View More

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4 Common Golf Injuries: Treatment & Prevention

Categories: Sports Medicine

Now that summer is upon us, we’re enjoying our favorite outdoor activities again. For many of us, there’s nothing like waking up early on the weekends to hit the golf course. However, the pain that follows can really dampen that joy. While golfing is a therapeutic way to remain active, the potential for a sports  … View More

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The Role of Diagnosis in Sports Injury Treatment

Categories: Sports Medicine

Let’s face it: sports injury recovery is no easy feat. Depending on the severity of the injury, it can take weeks, months or even years. However, before the recovery process, it’s important to be sure that you are receiving treatment for the appropriate condition. Accurate diagnosis is a critical aspect of treating and healing an  … View More

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The 10 Main Benefits of Physical Therapy

Categories: Sports Medicine

At Central Orthopedic Group, the treatment of sports injuries is our area of expertise. As Long Island’s leading orthopedist, we place a high emphasis on healing injuries as completely as possible. Winter injuries plague several of our patients this time of year, and need swift, effective treatment. Therefore, when it comes to certain injuries, the  … View More

5 Most Common Skiing Injuries

Categories: Sports Medicine

Here on Long Island, we’re still very much in the thick of winter – although we’re very close to the end! Spring is on the horizon, and winter is almost behind us. For some people, there’s nothing better about the wintertime than heading to the slopes. As a Long Island orthopedist, few are as aware  … 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

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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

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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 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