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15 05, 2019

Arthritis Awareness Month: Debunking Arthritis Myths

By | 2019-07-30T17:49:46+00:00 May 15th, 2019|Joint Pain|0 Comments

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month. As one of the most widespread conditions in the U.S., arthritis affects one in four adults, which equates to more than 54 million Americans. We’re taking this time to not only spread awareness but to educate and debunk the four most common myths about arthritis. Arthritis Facts Let's start [...]

8 05, 2019

Direct Access to Physical Therapy

By | 2019-05-08T17:55:34+00:00 May 8th, 2019|Practice News, Sports Medicine|0 Comments

It is a common misconception that you need a referral or prescription to receive treatment from a physical therapist. In fact, a recent survey by the American Physical Therapy Association found that 70 percent of people think a referral is needed to start physical therapy. While this may still be true in some states, there [...]

1 05, 2019

Osteoporosis Awareness Month

By | 2019-04-29T21:44:48+00:00 May 1st, 2019|Bone Health|0 Comments

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month, and we are celebrating bone health by sharing facts and information about this common disease and how to prevent it. Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone density. While loss of bone density naturally occurs as we age, osteoporosis goes beyond normal bone loss and can lead to broken bones, [...]

26 04, 2019

Exploring the Benefits of Occupational Therapy

By | 2019-04-24T16:30:20+00:00 April 26th, 2019|Practice News|0 Comments

April is Occupational Therapy Month, the perfect time to learn more about what occupational therapy (OT) is and how it has helped countless patients return to their normal lives. We’re celebrating this month by sharing information about occupational therapy along with an interview from three of Cary Orthopaedics’ occupational therapists. Occupational therapy practitioners use assessment [...]

19 04, 2019

How Physical Therapy Can Help You

By | 2019-03-20T15:58:13+00:00 April 19th, 2019|Sports Medicine|0 Comments

Sometimes surgery is the only way to treat a bone or joint issue related to an injury, degenerative condition or other dysfunction. However, most orthopaedic doctors will recommend physical therapy (PT) as an initial course of action, because it is the least intrusive approach to healing. In many cases, strengthening muscles around the joint and [...]

19 03, 2019

Osteoporosis: What You Should Know at All Ages

By | 2019-03-05T21:00:36+00:00 March 19th, 2019|Bone Health|0 Comments

Typically, we can’t feel what is happening inside our bones. Yet throughout our life, cells are continually updating the microscopic framework that keeps our bones healthy. Like a never-ending reconstruction project, old bone is broken down and replaced daily with new bone. From birth to the age of 25, our bodies produce more new bone [...]

12 03, 2019

3 Tips to Help Deal with Chronic Pain

By | 2019-03-01T16:30:39+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Joint Pain|0 Comments

Anyone who has suffered from chronic pain will tell you it can wreak havoc on your life. Chronic pain is defined as any pain that persists for three months or longer. Causes can range from injury or trauma to side effects from another condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or migraines. Chronic pain can negatively [...]

7 03, 2019

7 Beverages to Ease Arthritis Pain

By | 2019-01-29T23:18:21+00:00 March 7th, 2019|Joint Pain, Lifestyle, Other|0 Comments

Remember the saying “You are what you eat”? Well, turns out you are what you drink too! When we think of nutrition, we often think only of solid foods. But what you drink is a large part of what we put into our bodies and should be considered as part of our overall nutrition. Making [...]

20 02, 2019

Is Kyphoplasty Right for You?

By | 2019-02-08T15:47:58+00:00 February 20th, 2019|Joint Pain|0 Comments

If you’ve recently suffered from a spinal compression fracture, your orthopaedist may have suggested kyphoplasty as a possible treatment. But what exactly is kyphoplasty, and how can it help alleviate back pain? In this article, our orthopaedic spine specialists provide helpful information about the kyphoplasty procedure to help you better understand it and make informed [...]

8 02, 2019

The Latest in MRI Technology: Easy, Comfortable, Patient-Friendly

By | 2019-02-06T18:09:54+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Practice News|0 Comments

Have you avoided your orthopaedist because you dread the MRI exam? Do you have a fear of small, enclosed spaces? Are you worried about having to lie still for so long to get a good scan? Do you have concerns about being screened in a mobile MRI? Fortunately, the latest advancements in MRI (magnetic resonance [...]