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14 06, 2021

Patient Education Series: Spinal Manipulation

By |2021-07-27T18:34:07+00:00June 14th, 2021|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 spinal manipulation. What is spinal manipulation? Spinal manipulation is a manual technique that is performed by a trained physical [...]

27 05, 2021

Arthritis Awareness Month: 15 Osteoarthritis Facts

By |2021-04-12T20:24:32+00:00May 27th, 2021|Joint Pain, Physical Therapy|0 Comments

The month of May is known nationally as Arthritis Awareness Month and for good reason. You see, osteoarthritis is a disease that affects over 32 million people—a number that has steadily been on the rise. Those with osteoarthritis (or any form of arthritis) know the difficulties of living with constant pain and limited movement. Keep [...]

20 04, 2021

What is a Total Hip Replacement?

By |2021-03-04T16:27:39+00:00April 20th, 2021|Bone Health, Joint Pain|0 Comments

While the idea of any major surgery might be frightening, a total hip replacement, sometimes called total hip arthroplasties, is common. In the United States alone, orthopedic surgeons perform an estimated 450,000 total hip replacements every year, and researchers expect that number to rise. The popularity of total hip replacements stems from their effectiveness. Up [...]

8 04, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Meniscus Tears

By |2021-03-22T13:59:06+00:00April 8th, 2021|Joint Pain|0 Comments

One of the most common cartilage knee injuries is meniscus tears, with about 56% of men in their 70s to 90s tearing their meniscus compared to 19% of women in the same age group. However, anyone of any age can cause this injury. So, what is a meniscus tear? First, you need to understand what the [...]

8 03, 2021

What is Tennis Elbow?

By |2021-01-13T20:38:19+00:00March 8th, 2021|Joint Pain, Sports Medicine|0 Comments

Tennis elbow affects about 1% to 3% of the world’s population. And while that does not seem like many people, it makes a difference for tennis players because about 10% to 50% of these players will get it. And fun fact, about 5% of these cases are not tennis players. So now you may be [...]

9 02, 2021

What to do When You Throw Your Back Out

By |2021-06-02T14:08:36+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 |2021-04-12T18:24:52+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 [...]

16 10, 2020

Patient Education Series: Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

By |2021-08-17T17:49:14+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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