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.
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Physical therapy is a key component of the healing process for many people. Though being patient through the therapy process and being diligent about sticking to a therapy plan may at times feel challenging, it pays off in the long run when it comes to recovery.
Have low back pain that you think could be SI Joint dysfunction? Take this quiz.
Charlotte-based center establishes the first dedicated destination to treat total joint infections; OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center Wins Distinguished George C. Cierny III Award
Our physical therapists at OrthoCarolina play a big role in rehabilitation, and PT is an important part of the work we do to help our patients maximize long-term health benefits. It’s is a way for patients to improve movement, manage pain and prevent or recover from injuries or other physical conditions.
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.
OrthoCarolina Hand Surgeons Discover Children, Adults Born without Hand Have Brain Functionality to Control Advanced Prosthetics
Three Charlotte hand surgeons have discovered that people of any age born without a hand already have the functionality needed to control a prosthetic device using only their mind.
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.
Gilbert Hunter has always loved to paint…portraits to be specific. He’s retired now, but he’d like to get back to doing it more often. The brushstrokes created by his hand reveal the snapshots of his mind as his perspective takes shape on canvas.