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15 05, 2019

Arthritis Awareness Month: Debunking Arthritis Myths

By | 2019-05-03T14:54:02+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 [...]

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 [...]

24 10, 2018

Ice or Heat: What Should I Apply to My Aches and Pains?

By | 2018-10-24T19:48:09+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Joint Pain, Sports Medicine|0 Comments

The application of heat and ice to ease pain has been an approach used throughout the ages, and when administered correctly can be an inexpensive, easy and safe way to treat injuries. So, when should you apply heat and when should you apply ice? This may be the most commonly asked orthopaedic question physicians encounter. [...]

12 09, 2018

Does Long-Distance Running Cause Arthritis?

By | 2018-10-09T11:07:19+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Joint Pain, Lifestyle, Sports Medicine|0 Comments

By Dr. Derek Reinke, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine This is a frequent question I am asked at Cary Orthopedics. Some studies have shown a higher rate of arthritis in runners while others have shown no association or possibly a benefit to running. A recent study in the Journal of Bone and Joint [...]

4 09, 2018

Joint Replacement Surgery: An Interview with Dr. Demetri Economedes

By | 2018-07-30T16:39:53+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Joint Pain|0 Comments

Chronic pain in the knee or hip can be debilitating, making it difficult to enjoy an active life, perform daily tasks, or even get a good night’s sleep. When joint pain is prolonged, it can seriously diminish an individual’s quality of life. If you’re experiencing conditions like this, they’re likely not just physical. Severe [...]

7 08, 2018

Avoid These 5 Inflammatory Foods to Ease Joint Pain

By | 2018-07-23T20:51:50+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Joint Pain|0 Comments

Choosing the right foods is important for everyone, but especially for those who suffer from joint pain and inflammation. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a well-balanced diet should be full of plant-based foods. The FDA recommends two-thirds fruits, vegetables and whole grains, leaving one-third for lean protein and low-fat dairy. While some [...]

21 05, 2018

Cary Ortho Utilizes Bone Marrow Stem Cells for General Orthopedic and Spine Treatment

By | 2019-01-02T21:05:19+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Joint Pain, Practice News|0 Comments

Cary Ortho utilizes bone marrow stem cells for general orthopedic and spine treatment Stem cells are the next frontier in the treatment of orthopaedic and spinal disorders, and the Cary Orthopaedics team is leading the way. Using stem cells harvested from an adult patient’s own bone marrow, Dr. Sameer Mathur and Dr. [...]

14 02, 2018

When Is It Time to See An Orthopaedic Specialist?

By | 2018-08-01T10:56:00+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Bone Health, Joint Pain|0 Comments

Musculoskeletal problems affect millions of Americans every year, from sprains to strains, injuries from overuse, sports accidents, or just knee, shoulder, ankle, wrist or back pain. Many cases of mild pain can be handled at home with compresses, rest, or over the counter pain or anti-inflammatory medications, but when is it time to see an [...]