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

What is Myofascial Pain and how do you treat it?

You have likely heard the term “myofascial pain” or “myofascial pain syndrome” being thrown around. Most people are familiar with the prefix “Myo” as it refers to muscles. “Fascia” is a thin sheet or band of connective tissue made primarily of collagen that helps to attach and separate muscles and internal organs. It surrounds and attaches to all structures within the body. Situations can develop where the muscles or fascia become chronically irritated and painful, sometimes including painful knots or trigger points.

May 22, 2018

How does a patch repair a rotator cuff tear?

With bovine collagen helping the body use its own natural ability to heal, patients see less pain and half the recovery time as compared to traditional surgery. Plus, find out how you can see this procedure performed LIVE!

May 21, 2018

What's New in the Field of Joint Health? Charlotte Today Joins Dr. Martin at the Stryker Mobility Unit at the Wells Fargo Championship

Patients today expect and want a more active lifestyle. For those who have arthritis or joint pain and want to quickly get back to a pain-free lifestyle, joint replacements can help. Charlotte Today/NBC Charlotte joined Dr. Ryan Martin, hip and knee surgeon with OrthoCarolina Matthews, at the Stryker Mobility Unity at the Wells Fargo Championship to catch up on treatments for hip and knee pain and the latest in the field of hip and knee care and arthroplasty.

May 10, 2018

The Insider’s Guide to Knee Replacements from a Surgeon & Physician Assistant Team

When a knee has been damaged from injury or has substantial pain from arthritis, a knee replacement (or knee arthroscopy) is a way to relieve pain and help the affected person return to doing the activities they love.

April 19, 2018

​Foot Drop, What Causes it and What to Expect

Foot drop is what it sounds like: a condition that causes someone to have problems lifting the upper part of the foot, from the arch to the toes, off of the floor. It may also seem like the person is dragging their foot across the floor when they walk, sometimes scraping their toes.

April 06, 2018