Treating Sore Muscles with Cold Therapy

Whether it’s a simple cold pack, ice bath or a higher tech application, athletes are always looking for the latest and greatest tool to aid recovery and minimize downtime between intense training sessions.

July 16, 2018

Current Concepts in Upper-Extremity Amputation

Targeted muscle reinnervation is an evolving technique that improves control of myoelectric prostheses and can prevent or treat symptomatic neuromas.

July 16, 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

Ask the Physical Therapist

Q: Standing desks have become the latest trend, but should I really be standing all day at work? In addition, what is the best practice to reduce back, neck and shoulder problems?

May 18, 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

Ask the Physical Therapist

After running a race, what should someone do to speed up the recovery process?

April 27, 2018

A Breakthrough in Medical Care: The Starfish Procedure

What is possible if two dedicated doctors come together with an idea to help people who have lost fingers use “their fingers” again? For Eddie Chapman, it means he can tie his shoes. See the full story from WTVI/PBS.

April 23, 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

This woman survived a shark attack: ‘He had my whole arm in his mouth’

Just 10 months ago, Tiffany Johnson and her husband were snorkeling in the Bahamas when a shark attack changed her life forever: “He had my whole arm in his mouth.” NBC’s Kerry Sanders joins Megyn Kelly TODAY to tell her tale of survival.

April 18, 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

April is Occupational Therapy Month

Occupational therapy is a unique profession that works with people across the lifespan to help them engage in activities and occupations that are meaningful to them.

April 04, 2018

Introducing the Starfish Procedure

Novel muscle transfer technique enables patients to have improved control of a myoelectric prosthesis

March 19, 2018

A Doctor’s Guide to Preventing ACL Injuries

As doctors, a high percentage of the patients we care for with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) issues sustain their injuries from movements that occur when the body abruptly decelerates or changes direction

March 06, 2018

How Ultrasound-Guided Injections Can Help Treat Pain

Cortisone injections can provide much needed relief for ongoing and chronic pain. Ultrasound machines have helped us improve this accuracy by allowing us to guide the injection needle to a more exact location under direct visualization.

February 25, 2018