The sacroiliac (SI) joint is located in the pelvis and links the iliac bones (pelvis) to the sacrum (lowest part of the spine above the tailbone). It is an essential component for shock absorption to prevent impact force from reaching the spine.
Older adults, usually around retirement age, often express that they feel like they are always at doctor’s appointments. These medical visits may be related to chronic diseases or diagnoses that typically occur with aging, but for many patients they may also be related to a decreased overall activity level.
For many people who cannot find relief from nonsurgical treatment methods, bunion surgery becomes necessary. Surgical candidates include patients who can’t walk more than a few blocks without foot pain, cannot bend or straighten their toe, or whose big toe is constantly red and painful.
Bunions are bulging bony bumps that form at the big toe joint on the inside area of the foot that happen pressure on the big toe joint pushes it toward the second toe. Also called hallux valgus, bunions actually alter the structure of the bone, resulting in the usually tender bump that can make walking and wearing shoes painful.
As we celebrate National Nurse Practitioners Week, here are four things to know about NPs.
Radiologic Technologists make it possible to see your pain point from the inside out.
Have low back pain that you think could be SI Joint dysfunction? Take this quiz.
Fluoroscopically-guided steroid injections can be an extremely effective method of treating back pain or joint pain without surgery. Here are some of your most pressing questions about these injections, answered.
Fluoroscopically-guided injections are a non-operative, conservative method of treatment for ongoing and chronic back pain or joint pain.
Dr. Ciaccia of OrthoCarolina Gastonia performs an epidural steroid injection and explains how it works.
How Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Can Restart the Healing Process and Relieve Chronic Pain
Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, often referred to at the Graston technique or muscle scraping, can be effective in treating repetition injuries.
Most falls your child will take in their young lives will be the kind from which they hop right back up and keep on moving. But...
Additional fellowship training exposes doctors to particular specialties.
Foot and ankle specialist performs four surgeries in just two months on patients who have sustained injuries while riding scooters.
After a break, fracture, sprain or dislocation, a cast allows bones to stay in place as they heal. Being injured is never fun, but there are a few fun facts about casts beyond the fact that all your friends can sign them.
For patients with a contracture of the hand due to Dupuytren's disease, Needle Aponeurotomy offers a minimally invasive treatment and rapid return to normal activities.