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Ice vs. Heat: What Should I Use, When?

Inflammation and pain is the body’s natural reaction to an injury. To ease that pain and help the body heal faster, is it better to use ice or heat?

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30 Things You Didn’t Know About Physician Assistants (PAs)

Ever wonder what Physician Assistants do? Here are 30 things you didn’t know about PAs.

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Stretches to Prevent Hamstring Injuries

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

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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.

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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.

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What are the benefits of arthroscopic surgery?

Less invasive than traditional "open" surgery, arthroscopy can evaluate, diagnose and treat many joint conditions.

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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.

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How Aric Almirola Won at Talladega a Year and a Half after Breaking His Back

Aric Almirola won the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, October 14, 2018 in the No. 10 Smithfield Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing, marking his second-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. For Almirola, it was a sweet taste of success after a nearly-devastating injury in a wreck at Kansas Speedway in 2017 when he suffered a compression fracture to his T5 vertebra.

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Cortisone Injections for Runners: Yea or Nay?

Cortisone is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory delivered through an injection that goes directly to the site of inflammation in your body.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sleep: The Secret Ingredient of Injury Recovery

You’ve probably heard how rest is important for injury recovery. Beyond moving around less and cutting back on exercise, people often fail to think about the importance of sleep as part of the recovery process.

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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: A Noninvasive Way to Determine the Source of Pain

When you have an injury, it can be frustrating to not know what your diagnosis is or be able to pinpoint the exact source of pain. It can be just as exasperating not to know how to treat the issue so you can get back to doing the daily activities and sports you enjoy. Musculoskeletal ultrasound can be a less expensive, noninvasive way to find the root of pain.

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What You Should Know About MRI

X-rays are standard when it comes to photographic images of the human body, but many people are less familiar with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

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With Your Help, We’re Improving Your Outcomes After Surgery

Quality improvement is a big deal to us at OrthoCarolina. In fact, we have a team that works only on care improvement programs and maintaining quality and coordinated care.

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What a Physician Assistant Tells His Patients about Weight Loss

Every day I have to have difficult conversations with patients.

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Cartilage Restoration at OrthoCarolina

Every day people injure the cartilage in their knees, shoulders and other joints.

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What Does a Physician Assistant Do?

If you've ever scheduled a medical appointment (and if you're reading this, you probably have) you know that there can sometimes be a wait to see providers.

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How Obesity Affects Arthritis

Even as countries worldwide have populations that suffer from malnutrition, obesity has become a major worldwide health concern including in the United States.

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Cervicogenic Headaches: Long name; treatable problem

Most of us have had a headache before and know that they are…well, a headache.

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