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.

February 15, 2019

What does it mean to be a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon?

Additional fellowship training exposes doctors to particular specialties.

January 31, 2019

3 Hand-Care Recommendations From an Orthopedist

We think about stretching our backs, massaging our necks and taking care of the part of our bodies that work that hardest, but hands can be overlooked. A specialist offers three ways to give your hardworking hands a little TLC.

January 25, 2019

Five Symptoms That Point to Trigger Finger

The result of overuse, trigger finger is a common but extremely painful condition that can cause the catching, locking and popping of the painful finger.

January 09, 2019

As Scooter Popularity Increases, Doctor Sees Uptick in Injuries

Foot and ankle specialist performs four surgeries in just two months on patients who have sustained injuries while riding scooters.

January 03, 2019

Why does removing a cast tickle? + 3 more cast fun facts

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.

December 12, 2018

Minimally Invasive Treatment Yields Quick Recovery for Dupuytren's Disease

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.

November 16, 2018

What are the benefits of arthroscopic surgery?

Less invasive than traditional "open" surgery, arthroscopy can evaluate, diagnose and treat many joint conditions.

November 02, 2018

What are the symptoms of bicep tendinitis?

Bicep tendinitis is the inflammation of the upper bicep tendon and those who experience it often complain of shoulder pain.

November 02, 2018

How does physical therapy treat plantar fascitis?

The pain from plantar fascitis is felt in the heel of the foot and can often feel like walking on a bruise. Physical Therapist Scott Beecher shares information about how therapy can reduce the pain and inflammation attributed to plantar fascitis.

October 16, 2018

Is the bump on my knee bursitis?

Have a knot on your knee or elbow? Dr. John Meade explains bursitis, which is often a result of minor or repetitive trauma.

September 14, 2018

Muscle Pain? 6 Things to Know About Dry Needling

For many patients, dry needling can reduce pain in just one session. We look at six things to know about this physical therapist delivered treatment that can address many musculoskeletal conditions.

August 28, 2018

Treating basilar joint (thumb) arthritis

Nonoperative and surgical treatments are available for basilar joint arthritis, the joint at the base of the thumb that allows the thumb to swivel and pivot.

August 16, 2018

How do I treat back pain before seeing a doctor?

Ready to try a few steps at home to relieve your back pain? Here are three steps to take before you give your physician a call.

July 24, 2018

I have back pain – should I go to urgent care?

Some symptoms and situations indicate your back pain should be addressed immediately.

July 24, 2018

10 Ways to Keep Your Back Healthy

Does your job give you a pain in the neck or back?

July 10, 2018

What is patellofemoral pain syndrome?

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is pain in the front of the knee. It frequently occurs in teenagers, manual laborers, and athletes.

July 09, 2018

What is Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome (SI Joint Syndrome)? 8 Things a Spine Specialist Says You Should Know

Sacroiliac joint syndrome, or SI joint syndrome, is a frequent culprit of low back pain, and may also create pain in the buttock region, groin and lower extremities.

July 02, 2018

What is a stress fracture?

Stress fractures are common injuries for runners with pain starting as they begin to run and progressively becoming more painful and localized.

June 21, 2018

How should you treat a nosebleed?

When a nosebleed happens, there is no cause for alarm but steps should be taken to minimize blood loss. Should you lean forward? Tilt your head back? Physician Assistant Andy Hylton shares four steps to treat nosebleeds.

June 15, 2018

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis affects nearly 2 million Americans each year, with over 10% of the population suffering from this condition at some point over their lifetime.

June 15, 2018

What is scoliosis?

Wondering what exactly is scoliosis? Dr. Todd Chapman of OrthoCarolina's Spine Center helps us define scoliosis and learn more about its prevalence and treatments.

June 11, 2018

What to Know About Ankle Arthritis

The foot and ankle are critical for human motion and support the body mainly by acting as shock absorbers and enabling you to balance and move. Learn more about arthritis symptoms and treatments for this key piece of your body.

June 08, 2018

Sleep + Pain

Mattress Advisor set out to understand the complicated relationship between pain, sleep and the healing process. So we called on the expertise of Dr. Kinjal Parikh, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine with OrthoCarolina.

June 01, 2018

What is degenerative disc disease?

Many people begin to develop this disease in their 20s, but it doesn’t come into play until combined with pain from another ailment.

May 24, 2018