All posts by Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine

Dabo Sweeney in Asheville for a fundraiser for WNC Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Dr. West was pleased to help bring Dabo Sweeney to Asheville for a fundraiser for WNC Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Coach Sweeney spoke to 1500 students, coaches, and business leaders at the Biltmore Church in Arden. As a presenting sponsor, Dr. West had the opportunity to meet with Coach Sweeney before the event and continues … Continue reading Dabo Sweeney in Asheville for a fundraiser for WNC Fellowship of Christian Athletes

4 Tips for Using Crutches the Right Way

Are you currently facing a surgery that will have you on crutches for several weeks and wondering how to use them properly? Or are you perhaps using crutches already after injury but are experiencing more discomfort than you’d like? In either case, it’s important to know how to use crutches safely. This will help you … Continue reading 4 Tips for Using Crutches the Right Way

Carolina Hand Surgeons Reconstruct a Patient’s Thumb Using an Unexpected Resource

Have you ever taken the time to consider how much you use your thumb every day? You’re probably using it right now to scroll down as you read this post. We tend to take our thumbs for granted, but that is no longer the case for one of our patients, who was recently featured in … Continue reading Carolina Hand Surgeons Reconstruct a Patient’s Thumb Using an Unexpected Resource

Tips for Finding a Rockstar Physical Therapist

Been battling a sports injury? If “the usual” treatments such as rest, ice, ibuprofen, and yoga haven’t worked, you may wonder, will physical therapy help me? Good thinking—a physical therapist can be your greatest ally in overcoming pain or injury by helping you address imbalances in strength, flexibility and range of motion that are often … Continue reading Tips for Finding a Rockstar Physical Therapist

Is Re-Growing Bones in Our Future?

Remember Harry Potter and the infamous, dreadful-tasting potion Skele-Gro for regrowing missing bones? Well, author J.K. Rowling was on to something, as the ability to regrow bone is likely to be in our future. New method for treating broken bones This superpower could become a reality thanks to decades of research and a few veterinarians … Continue reading Is Re-Growing Bones in Our Future?