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22 02, 2021

The Benefits of Neuromuscular Massage Therapy for Back Pain

By |2021-01-07T22:08:00+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Spine Orthopaedics|0 Comments

Back pain is the single leading cause of disability in the world. Everyone eventually feels some type of back pain or weakness, whether it is from over-exertion, stress, injury or any other issues. Combined, Americans miss about 264 million workdays per year due to intense back pain. Back pain can be caused by many factors [...]

9 02, 2021

What to do When You Throw Your Back Out

By |2021-02-22T18:23:51+00:00February 9th, 2021|Bone Health, Joint Pain, Lifestyle, Spine Orthopaedics|0 Comments

As a major support structure for your body, your back needs to be in good condition for you to complete most everyday tasks. When you throw your back out, you can suddenly and unexpectedly experience acute pain and find your mobility severely limited. As we age, the cumulative wear and tear on our backs can [...]

19 01, 2021

Are You Suffering From Cold Weather Joint Pain?

By |2021-02-09T20:00:10+00:00January 19th, 2021|Joint Pain, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Those who experience chronic joint stiffness and pain often have more severe symptoms as the cold, damp winter blows in. Although the correlation between weather conditions and joint pain is inconclusive, people with osteoarthritis often report worse joint pain in the winter when the weather is cold and rainy. In one survey, 67% of [...]

7 01, 2021

Life After Joint Replacement

By |2020-12-10T19:07:05+00:00January 7th, 2021|Joint Pain|0 Comments

While joint replacement surgeries have become commonplace in today’s orthopaedic spectrum of care, the idea of having a painful joint removed and replaced with a synthetic joint can seem frightening. This article talks about the joint replacement recovery process to help patients feel more relaxed and prepared. History and prevalence of joint replacement surgery [...]

21 12, 2020

How to Treat a Torn ACL

By |2020-12-21T15:49:16+00:00December 21st, 2020|Sports Medicine|0 Comments

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most critical components within the knee. Running through the middle of the knee, the ACL controls the motion of the joint and provides stability. As one of the more functional and essential parts of the knee, damage to the ACL can cause serious and long-lasting mobility [...]

15 12, 2020

How To Manage Chronic Pain with Physiatry

By |2020-12-22T18:48:24+00:00December 15th, 2020|Bone Health, Spine Orthopaedics|0 Comments

Few challenges are as life-altering as unrelenting, chronic pain. Trying to manage life’s demands while enduring daily bone and joint pain is both physically and mentally exhausting. Many people find the quest for pain relief stressful because of the lack of understanding of those around them and the disappointment of yet another ineffective treatment.  [...]

24 11, 2020

5 Lifestyle Changes for Back Pain Relief

By |2020-12-22T18:50:12+00:00November 24th, 2020|Lifestyle, Spine Orthopaedics|0 Comments

Unfortunately, back pain is all too common in today’s world. Our daily lives are structured in a way that can make our back pain worse, like having to sit in front of a computer all day or simply not having the time we need to focus on back pain relief. Back pain is uncomfortable, [...]

9 11, 2020

7 Exercises for Maintaining Hand and Wrist Mobility  

By |2020-10-29T13:52:12+00:00November 9th, 2020|Other|0 Comments

Touch is arguably the most essential sense that we have. Whether it is to play sports, hug someone, or communicate a message. Your hand and wrist mobility are the key to getting things done. As we age, it is natural to start losing strength and flexibility in your hands and fingers. If your hands [...]

16 10, 2020

Patient Education Series: Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

By |2020-10-16T21:40:56+00:00October 16th, 2020|Joint Pain, Other|0 Comments

Cary Orthopaedics physical therapist Chad Moses, PT, Cert. DN/SMT, GTS, CKTP, Dip. Osteopractic, produces our Patient Education Series to inform patients about various physical therapy techniques. In this episode, he discusses instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. What is instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization? This video focuses on the most widely-used modality across all our clinics and [...]

6 10, 2020

Workplace Ergonomics, Posture and Back Pain

By |2020-12-28T17:53:00+00:00October 6th, 2020|Joint Pain, Lifestyle, Other|0 Comments

Cary Orthopaedics physical therapist, Arek Kierpal, PT, explains how a simple understanding of good sitting posture and sound workplace ergonomics will go a long way towards minimizing unwanted back and neck pains. Back pain and sitting posture In simple terms, back and neck pain caused by prolonged sitting is usually from poor posture and/or excessive [...]

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