By Dr. Derek Reinke, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicineThis 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 Surgery provides [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. Nael Shanti [...]
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 [...]
Ben Franklin was right when he said: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” We agree, so we encourage our orthopaedic patients to adopt dietary and exercise habits that support strong bones and joints. Your everyday routine can have a big impact on the health and longevity of your joints. For [...]
When most people think of massage therapy, they usually think relaxation – in a spa, a massage club, or even as a treat in a resort on vacation. While relaxation is one benefit to massage, there are many more to consider.
Barometric Pressure Barometric pressure often causes levels of fluids in the body to fluctuate. According to The Weather Channel, many humans suffer from everything from headaches to joint pain when barometric pressure rises. Joint pain is caused by a triggering of neuroreceptors in nerve endings that are sensitive to such change, according to Dr. John [...]