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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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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.

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OrthoCarolina Physical Therapist Lands on ESPN Lacrosse Documentary

Caring for patients by day, Shaun Riney spends evenings and weekends as an assistant coach on a lacrosse team whose unlikely players made them the subject of an ESPN documentary.

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Did You Know? 8 Physical Therapy Facts

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? 

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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.

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

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

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The next 5 years: Where Dr. Todd Chapman sees the biggest challenges & opportunities for spine surgeons just starting out

Todd Chapman, MD, of Charlotte, N.C.-based OrthoCarolina Spine Center, discusses the philosophies and technologies that will shape his practice for many years to come.

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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.

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An Interview with Dr. Pat Connor - the Carolina Panthers Head Team Physician

The commotion and action on the sidelines on any given Carolina Panthers game day can make it difficult to spot Dr. Pat Connor, but he’s there.

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OC on the Sidelines – How one Physician Assistant Keeps High School Athletes in the Game

If you’ve been to a local high school sports event, you may have seen OrthoCarolina staff on the sidelines. We learn from one PA how they keep athletes safe during competition.

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4 Tips to Prevent Injury When You Work Out

Whether you’re starting a routine from scratch or you’re a seasoned athlete, a focus on injury prevention will keep you in the game

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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.

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Is your child spending enough time in active learning?

Everything you need to know about active learning and suggestions for activities to start incorporating it into your child’s day.

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How do I treat back pain before seeing a doctor?

Ready to try a few steps at home to relieve your back pain? Here are three steps to take before you give your physician a call.

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Running Cadence Counts

One of the joys of running is the ability to throw on your running shoes, hit the road and let your mind relax.

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A Well Balanced Runner

As a foot and ankle provider, I often get asked a TON of questions regarding running...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery | OrthoCarolina

Hip or knee surgery, also known as arthroplasty, is a procedure that can help patients who manage severe joint pain and osteoarthritis. In many cases the surgery is life-changing, enabling patients to walk again, restore mobility and return to the activities and active lifestyle they used to enjoy.

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What is 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.

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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.

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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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