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

Helping parents spot growth plate fractures in kids

Most falls your child will take in their young lives will be the kind from which they hop right back up and keep on moving. But...

February 13, 2019

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

Additional fellowship training exposes doctors to particular specialties.

January 31, 2019

What is a Physiatrist?

Physiatry, or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), is a field of medicine that is designed to improve and maximize function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions. Physiatrists are experts on the bones, muscles and nerves that control how your body is affected by trauma like spinal cord damage, sports injuries, limb amputations, strokes and other musculoskeletal conditions.

January 29, 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

Infected Hip and Knee Joint Clinic Description

Infections that involve a joint replacement are a difficult problem to treat. Most patients who incur this unusual complication presents to their orthopedic surgeon who may only treat one or two of these problems a year.

January 21, 2019

Neuromuscular Control for Athletes

Tips for Athletes from a Physical Therapist to Increase Neuromuscular Control

January 16, 2019

Stretches to Prevent Hamstring Injuries

Learn how to prevent hamstring injuries with these stretches from a Physical Therapist

January 16, 2019

Ladder Drills for Athletes

Preparing Athletes to Return to the Field with OrthoCarolina Hickory Physical Therapy

January 16, 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

Post-Shoulder Surgery 101

Having surgery is never easy, but being ready at home can help reduce anxiety for the post-op experience and make you more comfortable after shoulder surgery

January 04, 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

Upper Extremity Surgical Amputation Procedures: Targeted Muscle Reinervation and Starfish

Please note, this video includes some graphic scenes associated with the teaching process of orthopedic surgery. Thank you.

November 09, 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

Did You Know? 8 Fun Facts about Physical Therapy

You might know that physical therapy, also called “PT”, can help you recover from injury. But did you know that it can also help you manage specific conditions, restore function, encourage movement, and reduce or eliminate the need for medications and surgeries? 

October 03, 2018

What You Should Know About Physical Therapy

You may already know that physical therapy primarily helps manage pain, increases mobility and muscle function, and gets your body back to how it was before injury.  Straight from our own physical therapists, here is what you should know about physical therapy.

September 28, 2018

Physicals for College Athletes: A Q&A with Physical Therapist Matt Erbe

OrthoCarolina, helping to keep your favorite team on the field. 

September 28, 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