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6 07, 2022

7 Back Pain Myths

By |2022-07-06T15:40:16+00:00July 6th, 2022|Bone Health, Joint Pain, Spine Orthopaedics|0 Comments

Many Americans experience back pain. In fact, back pain is one of the most common orthopaedic issues. Studies indicate that around 80 percent of adults report low back pain at some point in their lives. Usually lasting only a few days to a few weeks, most back problems are considered short-term or acute. The discomfort [...]

22 06, 2022

7 Reasons to See a Foot Doctor

By |2022-05-25T21:56:25+00:00June 22nd, 2022|Joint Pain|0 Comments

If your feet hurt, each step you take can cause pain. This is no way to live! A variety of reasons can cause foot and ankle problems. Chronic illness, overuse, poorly fitting shoes and diabetes are just a few conditions that can result in foot or ankle pain. Thankfully, foot doctors who specialize in treating [...]

25 05, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Anti-Inflammatory Injections

By |2022-06-27T16:55:21+00:00May 25th, 2022|Joint Pain|0 Comments

Anti-inflammatory injections, including cortisone or steroid injections, are used to help relieve pain and inflammation in a small area in the body, such as a specific joint or tendon. This type of injection offers quick relief for inflammation and is most commonly used in the wrist, spine, shoulder, knee, hip, elbow or ankle. Orthopaedic injections [...]

8 12, 2021

What is a Ganglion Cyst?

By |2021-12-09T18:45:12+00:00December 8th, 2021|Joint Pain|0 Comments

Ganglion cysts are a common lump that appears along your joints or tendons. While ganglion cysts can sometimes cause discomfort, it's important to remember these lumps are noncancerous and mostly harmless, so there is no need to worry. They also shouldn't spread. If you are wondering if you have this type of cyst, or are [...]

9 11, 2021

What is Ankle Replacement Surgery?

By |2021-11-09T17:43:41+00:00November 9th, 2021|Joint Pain|0 Comments

Many people feel the pain of wear and tear on their joints as they get older. Sometimes, however, "normal" wear and tear can become painful and start to impact your everyday life. Cartilage in a joint can wear away over time, causing serious mobility issues. One of the most debilitating areas this can happen is [...]

18 10, 2021

Patient Education Series: Treating Osteoarthritis of the Thumb

By |2021-10-18T13:43:40+00:00October 18th, 2021|Joint Pain, Other|0 Comments

Watch and learn as Cary Orthopaedics occupational therapist Sarah Rahman, OTR/L, CHT, discusses what occupational therapy is and demonstrates OT treatments used when treating osteoarthritis of the thumb. What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy doesn’t just help with skills for work or an occupation; it also helps patients gain functions [...]

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 [...]

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