Joint Pain

21 05, 2024

Biohacking to Better Health

2024-05-21T15:46:04-05:00May 21st, 2024|Bone Health, Joint Pain, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Biohacking to Better Health

In today’s society, we constantly look for shortcuts for everything we do. From time management to stress relief to healthy living, we are looking for “hacks” to make our desired results come more easily. But can you really hack your way to better health? With biohacking, yes. While this may sound intimidating, it’s actually pretty [...]

10 05, 2024

How Obesity Impacts Your Joints

2024-05-13T10:21:45-05:00May 10th, 2024|Bone Health, Joint Pain, Lifestyle|Comments Off on How Obesity Impacts Your Joints

When discussing health conditions caused by obesity, we most often hear about diabetes, heart disease and stroke. But did you know your weight can have a significant impact on your bones, joints and muscles, too? In this article, we address how obesity impacts your joints and ways to prevent joint damage with weight loss. Obesity has [...]

22 04, 2024

Platelet-Rich Plasma for Joint Regeneration

2024-04-25T12:55:31-05:00April 22nd, 2024|Joint Pain, Sports Medicine|Comments Off on Platelet-Rich Plasma for Joint Regeneration

Orthopaedic specialists use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to help patients recover from injury. While PRP therapy may not work for all conditions, studies have shown that it can help treat soft-tissue healing. PRP treatments allow the body to heal itself by amplifying the natural growth factors it uses to repair tissue. But what exactly is PRP [...]

18 04, 2024

What is a Total Knee Replacement?

2024-03-16T10:28:13-05:00April 18th, 2024|Joint Pain, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine|Comments Off on What is a Total Knee Replacement?

The knees are the largest joints in the body. They bear our weight and absorb the shock of walking, jumping, dancing and moving. Over time, activities, injuries and disease can cause knee problems. When knee pain becomes severe and can't be alleviated by other non-invasive treatments, it may be time for a knee replacement. Joint [...]

28 03, 2024

The Best Diet for Surgery Recovery

2024-04-22T22:47:56-05:00March 28th, 2024|Bone Health, Joint Pain, Physical Therapy, Spine Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine|Comments Off on The Best Diet for Surgery Recovery

Cary Ortho now offers ENROUTE™ nutritional supplements for surgery recovery Patients often ask us for advice on dietary actions they can take before and after their orthopaedic surgery to promote the healing process. The best diet for surgery recovery includes healthy proteins, vitamins and minerals. But it's often hard to know exactly what [...]

19 03, 2024

What Type of Orthopedic Imaging is Best for Your Injury?

2024-02-21T13:44:23-05:00March 19th, 2024|Bone Health, Joint Pain, Spine Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine|Comments Off on What Type of Orthopedic Imaging is Best for Your Injury?

After an injury, medical providers often order diagnostic orthopedic imaging to see what has occurred inside of the body. Diagnostic imaging takes pictures of bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, muscles and more inside the body. These images help physicians determine how the injury has impacted the body to establish the best course of treatment. The three [...]

7 03, 2024

Patient Education Series: Joint Mobilization

2024-03-07T11:50:22-05:00March 7th, 2024|Joint Pain, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine|Comments Off on Patient Education Series: Joint Mobilization

The video below discusses joint mobilization techniques in physical therapy that provide therapeutic benefits. Listen to what Cary Orthopaedics' physical therapist Chad Moses has to say about joint range of motion. What is joint mobilization? Joint mobilization is a skilled manual therapy technique. The physical therapist moves the patient's joints [...]

21 02, 2024

7 Common Weekend Warrior Injuries

2024-02-21T13:20:35-05:00February 21st, 2024|Joint Pain, Lifestyle, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine|Comments Off on 7 Common Weekend Warrior Injuries

"Weekend warriors" are adults who occasionally play sports or engage in strenuous physical activities, often on the weekends. They enjoy staying active and playing hard after sitting at work all week. Many weekend warriors are former athletes who love to compete but no longer practice daily like they did in their teens or twenties. The combination [...]

6 02, 2024

Workplace Ergonomics, Posture and Back Pain

2024-02-14T11:36:40-05:00February 6th, 2024|Joint Pain, Lifestyle, Other|Comments Off on Workplace Ergonomics, Posture and Back Pain

Sitting at a desk all day for work does not have to be uncomfortable. Incorporate simple ergonomic modifications in the workplace to prevent common issues like neck and back pain. Workplace ergonomics designs and arranges things that people use at work to increase efficiency and safety. “A simple understanding of good sitting posture and [...]

17 01, 2024

Alternating Ice and Heat Therapy for Pain

2024-01-17T21:39:07-05:00January 17th, 2024|Joint Pain, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine|Comments Off on Alternating Ice and Heat Therapy for Pain

One of the most commonly-asked orthopaedic questions is about using ice and heat for pain relief. When administered correctly, both therapies can be safe and effective ways to treat injuries. In this blog, we explore alternating ice and heat. Our orthopaedic patients often ask when to use one instead of the other. Knowing the difference [...]

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