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5 Fun Fall Things to Do in Asheville for Active Kids

With the weather cooling off and summertime activities winding down, kids can get a little stir crazy—and parents along with them. For moms and dads with high energy kids who need an active outlet, you’re in luck! Our fairly mild WNC weather means fun doesn’t have to stop when summer ends. If you’re looking for … Continue reading 5 Fun Fall Things to Do in Asheville for Active Kids

Dr. Bruce Minkin’s Adventures with Jaguars, Bushwacking & Underground Caves in Belize

What does a Carolina Hand surgeon do for vacation? For Dr. Minkin, it’s an adventure deep beneath the earth’s surface (just a quick glance at the beautiful photos on his bio may give that away). He recently took a trip to Central America, where he and a local crew enjoyed a multi-day expedition through the … Continue reading Dr. Bruce Minkin’s Adventures with Jaguars, Bushwacking & Underground Caves in Belize

Cast Care: How to Keep Your Cast Comfortable and Clean

If you’ve broken a bone, you’re going to need to keep the affected joints immobilized for a period of time to ensure the tissues heal correctly. In many cases, there’s no better way to safely immobilize the area—and ensure as speedy a recovery as possible—than applying a cast. If your doctor has put you in … Continue reading Cast Care: How to Keep Your Cast Comfortable and Clean

Do I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? And How Can I Treat It?

If you work at a computer (or have a job that involves repetitive motion) and are experiencing wrist pain, you’ve likely wondered if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. The symptoms are both uncomfortable and frustrating, especially when you need your hands for practically everything you do. While it’s estimated that only a small percentage of … Continue reading Do I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? And How Can I Treat It?

10 Questions You Have About PRP Therapy

Our orthopaedic surgeons love doing surgery, but even we agree that it’s best to stay out of the operating room whenever possible! One non-surgical treatment option for joint pain and injuries that’s gotten a lot of buzz lately is PRP, or platelet rich plasma injections. While doctors worldwide have used it successfully since the late … Continue reading 10 Questions You Have About PRP Therapy