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1 04, 2024

Exploring the Benefits of Occupational Therapy

2024-04-01T13:34:07-05:00April 1st, 2024|Physical Therapy, Practice News|Comments Off on Exploring the Benefits of Occupational Therapy

April is Occupational Therapy Month. Cary Orthopaedics is celebrating by discussing the benefits of occupational therapy and spotlighting a few of our talented clinicians. Occupational therapy (OT) helps people develop or regain skills for independent daily living. Therapists work with people of all ages who have a limiting condition, disability or injury that prevents them [...]

6 02, 2024

Workplace Ergonomics, Posture and Back Pain

2024-02-14T11:36:40-05:00February 6th, 2024|Joint Pain, Lifestyle, Other|Comments Off on Workplace Ergonomics, Posture and Back Pain

Sitting at a desk all day for work does not have to be uncomfortable. Incorporate simple ergonomic modifications in the workplace to prevent common issues like neck and back pain. Workplace ergonomics designs and arranges things that people use at work to increase efficiency and safety. “A simple understanding of good sitting posture and [...]

17 01, 2024

Alternating Ice and Heat Therapy for Pain

2024-01-17T21:39:07-05:00January 17th, 2024|Joint Pain, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine|Comments Off on Alternating Ice and Heat Therapy for Pain

One of the most commonly-asked orthopaedic questions is about using ice and heat for pain relief. When administered correctly, both therapies can be safe and effective ways to treat injuries. In this blog, we explore alternating ice and heat. Our orthopaedic patients often ask when to use one instead of the other. Knowing the difference [...]

20 11, 2023

Workplace Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

2023-11-20T11:09:16-05:00November 20th, 2023|Joint Pain, Lifestyle, Physical Therapy, Spine Orthopaedics|Comments Off on Workplace Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

A number of the physicians at Cary Orthopaedics specialize in treating orthopaedic workplace injuries that involve workers’ compensation claims. We have an efficient process to provide quality patient care while coordinating with adjusters to satisfy workers’ compensation insurance requirements. Keep reading for what to know about workplace injuries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that 266,530 [...]

7 11, 2023

Everything You Need to Know About Degenerative Disc Disease

2023-11-07T22:15:42-05:00November 7th, 2023|Joint Pain, Spine Orthopaedics|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Degenerative Disc Disease

You may have heard the term degenerative disc disease as it relates to back pain. In fact, degenerative disc disease isn’t a disease at all. This condition describes damaged spinal discs, which can cause extreme back pain as well as other symptoms. Here is everything you need to know about degenerative disc disease. What is [...]

6 09, 2023

14 Foods to Reduce Joint Pain

2023-09-08T11:33:51-05:00September 6th, 2023|Bone Health, Joint Pain, Lifestyle|Comments Off on 14 Foods to Reduce Joint Pain

Cary Orthopaedics originally wrote and published this article in 2017 and has updated it with the latest research and information. Ben Franklin was right when he said: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” We agree! Our orthopaedic specialists encourage patients to adopt dietary and exercise habits that reduce joint pain [...]

1 05, 2023

Arthritis Awareness Month: Debunking Arthritis Myths

2023-05-01T11:05:16-05:00May 1st, 2023|Bone Health, Joint Pain, Lifestyle, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine|Comments Off on Arthritis Awareness Month: Debunking Arthritis Myths

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the prevalence and impact of arthritis. This disease is the number one cause of disability in the U.S., affecting more than 50 million people. In this blog, we share arthritis facts and arthritis myths to raise awareness. What is arthritis? Arthritis is a condition [...]

1 04, 2023

What is Occupational Therapy?

2024-04-01T13:36:42-05:00April 1st, 2023|Physical Therapy|Comments Off on What is Occupational Therapy?

Thousands of individuals undergo occupational therapy (OT) to improve their quality of life. In 2021, there were over 130,000 occupational therapists in the United States. Yet, only some people understand what OT is and how it can help them in their everyday lives. Cary Orthopaedics is celebrating Occupational Therapy Month this April by explaining how this healthcare profession helps [...]

16 11, 2022

Common Signs of an ACL Injury

2022-12-07T20:06:24-05:00November 16th, 2022|Sports Medicine|Comments Off on Common Signs of an ACL Injury

By Dr. Derek Reinke, board-certified orthopaedic ACL doctor and surgeon specializing in sports medicine An ACL tear is a dreaded diagnosis for many athletes. It can mean the end of the season, surgery and a prolonged recovery. When an athlete injures his or her knee, what are the typical findings and signs of this [...]

2 11, 2022

Neck Pain Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

2022-10-24T17:33:04-05:00November 2nd, 2022|Joint Pain, Spine Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine|Comments Off on Neck Pain Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Most of us have experienced neck pain from time to time. Acute neck pain starts suddenly and generally subsides after a few weeks. Chronic neck pain persists longer than three months. Depending on the cause of the pain, the condition may necessitate seeing a neck pain doctor. The neck is the uppermost part of the [...]

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