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Is Your Hand Pain Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common sources of hand pain and numbness. In the US, as many as 10 million people experience some symptoms of CTS each year, and approximately 500,000 surgeries to treat CTS are performed annually. The symptoms of CTS are variable, but left untreated, the progressive nerve damage that results may lead to permanent hand dysfunction. (more…)


The Upstate: A Cycling & Fitness Hub

With fall finally here, it’s the perfect time to grab your bike and hit the road. Both Spartanburg SC and Greenville SC are nationally recognized for cycling and are home to many cycling organizations, professional races and challenging biking adventures — both on the road and in the woods.

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Clavicle Fractures in the NFL

With football season in full swing, injuries are once again increasingly common. Tony Romo, the Dallas Cowboy’s quarterback, suffered a broken clavicle this past Sunday after being sacked by a Philadelphia Eagles linebacker. Fractures of the clavicle, or collarbone, are among the most common injuries seen at all levels of play. The clavicle is a long tubular bone that connects the arm to the body and it most often breaks in the middle, but it can also break at either end.

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Smart Running: A Guide to Recovery

Whether it is your first 5k or your 50th, knowing how to recover is an important part of being a smart runner. The significance of recovery is usually overlooked because of all the time spent focusing on training and preparation. You must take care of your body post-race in order to prevent injury and pursue future running goals. (more…)


How to Train for a 5k: Part 3 of 3-part Series

You’ve made it to the final two weeks of training! How you spend the final phase before the big day is critical to the outcome of your race. Your fifth week regimen should focus on maintaining a comfortable “race pace” while still slowly increasing your endurance. Your sixth week, or race week, should be spent doing lighter workouts. (more…)


How to Train for a 5k: Part 2 of 3-part Series

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the second phase of training for your first 5K. Week three and four of your training regimen focus on building endurance. According to an article published by Runner’s World, the trick is to be consistent enough that you are building strength and endurance, but slow enough so that you don’t get hurt. Your training should be done at an easy, comfortable pace. The goal during these two weeks is to be able to run 20-30 minutes without stopping. (more…)


How to Train for a 5k: Part 1 of 3-part Series

Training for a race can add a new challenge and level of excitement to any workout routine. Races occur almost any given weekend all over the Upstate. Running a 5K, or 3.1 miles, is a great distance for beginners and can be trained for in under two months. (more…)


Orthopaedic Associates, PA and Upstate Spine and Neurosurgery Center, PC announce merger and plans for an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)

(SPARTANBURG, SC, JULY 21, 2016) Orthopaedic Associates, PA and Upstate Spine and Neurosurgery Center, PC announce merger and plans for an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC). The physicians of the newly-formed practice, Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA), will offer the most advanced training and experience in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery and pain management in an ASC setting. CONA will allow the physicians to provide a wider range of services, deliver a higher quality of care to their patients, operate more efficiently and better meet patient needs in this age of healthcare reform.

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New “One-day” Total Knee Replacement is Perfect Option for Many

There are many reasons why people of different ages need a total knee replacement (TKR): arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and posttraumatic injuries, to name a few. For the right candidate, CONA now offers TKR at an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) — a facility where patients receive outpatient surgical procedures and are then discharged within 24 hours.

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