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25 05, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Anti-Inflammatory Injections

2022-06-27T16:55:21-05:00May 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?

2021-12-09T18:45:12-05:00December 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?

2021-11-09T17:43:41-05:00November 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

2021-10-18T13:43:40-05:00October 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

2021-07-27T18:34:07-05:00June 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

2021-04-12T20:24:32-05:00May 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?

2021-03-04T16:27:39-05:00April 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

2021-03-22T13:59:06-05:00April 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?

2021-01-13T20:38:19-05:00March 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

2022-03-14T19:57:07-05:00February 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 [...]

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