Latest update from our client, Raleigh Orthopaedic about 3 Things you should know about Olecranon Bursitis

When we stop and think of our bodies, there are common areas where problems may occur. With our bones and joints, it could be our hips, knees, or our backs. These are mainly issues due to the aging process. Yet we can also have problems with our smaller joints, not always due to aging but perhaps from an injury or trauma.

One such joint is the elbow, also called the olecranon. The elbow joint consists of several parts to allow this hinge joint to work. There are the bones, cartilage, and ligaments, plus fluid sacs around the joint. The muscles and tendons are there to allow free movement. If any of these structures become damaged or diseased then you have a problem.

If you’ve been suffering from pain in your elbow, it could be one of several conditions. If the pain continues over a long period it might be beneficial to seek advice.

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Latest update from our client, Raleigh Orthopaedic about Most Common Causes of Neck Pain

Are you frequently bothered by neck pain? According to Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology Journal, more than 86.8% of the general population experience neck pain at some point in their lives.

The neck is an important part of the body as it protects major blood vessels and nerves. It consists of several bones, muscles, and ligaments that support the weight of the head and connects it to the spine. The flexibility of the neck and its delicate anatomy makes it susceptible to pain.

According to our spine doctors at Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic, here are the most common cause of neck pain:

https://www.raleighortho.com/blog/most-common-causes-of-neck-pain/

 

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Read about Ed Miles and his knee replacement surgery, which allowed him to regain a good quality of life, in our Client's, Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, newest blog article
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News just in from our client, Raleigh Orthopaedic about What are some common ice hockey injuries?

Ice hockey is a fast-paced sport that requires a combination of speed, power and teamwork. As hockey players race back and forth, crashing into the sides of the rink and each other it’s inevitable that injuries occur.

Common injuries

Concussions are the most common injuries seen in hockey. However, other common hockey injuries include knee and shoulder injuries. More specifically medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries for knee injuries; acromioclavicular (AC) joint and clavicle fractures for shoulder injuries.

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News just in from our client, Raleigh Orthopaedic about Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Is Physical Therapy the Answer?

Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS) delivers a tingling sensation, swelling, numbness or pain in the foot. It can be felt from the ankle to the heel until it spreads out in the sole.

This condition develops when the nerves around the ankles, called tibial nerves, become compressed because the foot’s tarsal tunnel has a narrowed passageway. The narrowing of the tarsal tunnel happens due to repeated and consistent pressure.

The pain and discomfort of Tarsal Tunnel syndrome may initially be gradual, according to our foot doctors. However, the problem eventually worsens, especially if it remains untreated.

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Latest update from our client, Raleigh Orthopaedic about How to Identify Hammertoes and Prevent Complications:

Hammertoes are also known as contracted toes. This condition is a type of foot deformity affecting the muscles and ligaments of the second, third and fourth toes, wherein they are bent like a hammer or claw.

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, hammertoes are more common in women than men. There are two types of hammertoe formation: flexible and rigid. A flexible hammertoe is easily diagnosed and treatable because this condition is still in its developmental stage. A rigid hammertoe, on the other hand, is the more serious type and happens when the patient delays the treatment.

Rigid hammertoes also feel tighter because of joint misalignment that makes the toes immobile. To treat this condition, our foot doctor will ask patients to wear a custom orthotic device to reduce symptoms and prevent the deformity from getting worse. If this doesn’t improve the condition, surgery will be indicated.

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Latest update from our client, Raleigh Orthopaedic about Is your 9-5 the cause of your back pain?

Research shows that back pain is the leading cause of disability, and one of the main reasons why people miss work. Half of all working Americans experience back pain symptoms every year! This is no coincidence!.

It is hugely important to get to the root of your back pain because it can be a symptom of a deeper problem, such as a herniated disc, osteoporosis, or sciatica. Therefore, getting rid of your back-pain-promoting habits can help doctors find out whether your pain has a serious background.

To help you out our spinel surgeon will explore which characteristics of your job are likely to be the cause of your back pain. We will also give advice about how to stop such habits and prevent back pain in the future.

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Latest update from our client, Raleigh Orthopaedic about POSTURE TIPS FOR PAIN RELIEF

The quality of your posture can make a big difference in your life. Good posture can make you look and feel younger, stronger and more confident. Straightening up allows you to fill your lungs when you breathe, giving the body more oxygen, which gives you more energy. Slouching stresses muscles, which makes you tired. Bad body alignment is also the main cause of back and neck problems.

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Latest update from our client, Raleigh Orthopaedic about Chronic Cold Hands: Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes numbness, tingling and other symptoms in the hand and arm, including cold hands.

Cold hands are a common symptom of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome along with pain in the shoulder, pain in the forearm and even in your neck. The most notable reason for chronic cold hands with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are caused by pinched nerves that restrict blood circulation which interferes with the healing process and most time leaving your hands cold regardless of the weather.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by a compressed nerve in the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist.  Two reasons for this condition is injured soft tissue and the other is inflammation that traps parts of the hand and wrist creating prtessure on the blood flow and causing numbing, tingling and cold hands.

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News just in from our client, Raleigh Orthopaedic about WHEN SHOULD YOU TALK TO A SPINE SURGEON ABOUT BACK SURGERY?

Do you have chronic or recurring back pain that hasn’t improved with noninvasive, conservative treatments? These non-surgical treatments include:

It may be time to think about exploring additional options if you have tried the above treatments and are still not experiencing any relief, such as back surgery.

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