Sports Medicine

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 [...]

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 [...]

3 01, 2024

How Physician Assistants in Orthopaedics Help Patients

2023-12-14T12:52:24-05:00January 3rd, 2024|Joint Pain, Spine Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine|Comments Off on How Physician Assistants in Orthopaedics Help Patients

Physician assistants in orthopaedics work alongside orthopaedic doctors to provide medical care to patients. A PA works as an extender to fill the gap between nurses and doctors. They can fulfill some of the duties of a doctor, like diagnosing or treating conditions. In this blog, we explore why seeing a physician assistant in orthopedics [...]

7 12, 2023

Why Your Joint Pain Is Worse in the Winter

2023-11-12T21:37:56-05:00December 7th, 2023|Joint Pain, Lifestyle, Sports Medicine|Comments Off on Why Your Joint Pain Is Worse in the Winter

As the temperature drops, you may experience increased joint pain. This is not a coincidence, as colder weather can cause discomfort in your joints. If you are curious about the connection, keep reading to learn more about winter joint pain and how to manage it. Reasons for winter joint pain In general, cold weather can [...]

24 10, 2023

A Guide to Proper Running Form

2023-11-20T11:07:49-05:00October 24th, 2023|Lifestyle, Sports Medicine|Comments Off on A Guide to Proper Running Form

Running is a great way to improve cardiovascular health and maintain overall fitness. Physical exercise increases your bone density, making bones stronger and reducing your risk of osteoporosis. Having a good running technique can improve your performance and reduce injury. Our guide to proper running form looks at ways to help you have a better experience. [...]

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