How to Know if You Might Have Bunions and When to See a Doctor

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.

Nurse Practitioners in Orthopedics – 4 Things to Know

As we celebrate National Nurse Practitioners Week, here are four things to know about NPs.

Radiologic Technologists – The Professionals Behind Your X-Ray

Radiologic Technologists make it possible to see your pain point from the inside out.

FAQs for Scheduling Your Appointment Online with OrthoCarolina

Schedule an appointment straight from your computer, phone or tablet with OrthoCarolina's easy-to-use system. 

7 Secrets You Should Know About the Importance of Going to Physical Therapy

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.

What You Probably Don’t Know About Orthobiologics

Orthobiologics -- which you may hear referred to as biologics, cell-based therapy, regenerative medicine or stem cell therapy -- are derived from substances that naturally exist in the body.

Hand Surgery Research

Dr. Gart, Dr. Gaston, and Dr. Loeffler talking about the breakthrough research in hand prosthetics.

Take This Quiz to Find Out if You Might have SI Joint Pain

Have low back pain that you think could be SI Joint dysfunction? Take this quiz. 

OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Surgeons Establish Periprosthetic Joint Infection Center

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

Why We Chose to be Physical Therapists

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.

Put the Brakes on Back Pain

Sitting in the carpool line to pick up your kids can drive your body crazy — literally.

How fast is recovery after a joint replacement?

Recovery time has been drastically reduced over the years with patients walking immediately and discharged the same day or next.

Your Top Questions about Fluoroscopically-Guided Injections, Answered

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.

Could My Child Have Scoliosis?

The first thing many parents notice is asymmetry, or their child having height differences in the shoulder or hips.

Ten Facts to Know About Scoliosis

During June's Scoliosis Awareness Month, Dr. Todd Champman breaks down some information about this spinal condition that affects 2% of the population.

What to Know About Fluoroscopically-Guided Injections, and Where to Get Them in Charlotte

Fluoroscopically-guided injections are a non-operative, conservative method of treatment for ongoing and chronic back pain or joint pain.

All Your Questions Answered About Epidural Steroid Injections

Dr. Ciaccia of OrthoCarolina Gastonia performs an epidural steroid injection and explains how it works.

For the Love of Painting: A New Landscape after a Traumatic Hand Injury

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.

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.

Targeted Muscle Reinnervation: The Starfish Procedure

Upper Extremity Surgical Amputation Procedure.

Presented by Dr. Bryan Loeffler and Dr. Glenn Gaston of the OrthoCarolina Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs

4 Types of Back Pain You Should Never, Ever Ignore

Back pain typically isn’t something to stress about ― but there are a few specific circumstances in which you might want to, well, watch your back. 

Is my neck pain a pinched nerve?

Conservative treatments often work well for a pinched nerve, which can include neck and arm pain, numbness and tingling.

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.