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When Can I Get Back to Work After Rotator Cuff Repair?

Return to work after rotator cuff repair. You have a painful rotator cuff tear.  You try oral medications and anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, chiropractic care, watchful waiting, massage therapy. You change your diet and lower your sugar intake.  You try regenerative therapies like PRP injections. You try everything, and yet still you have pain. The answer […]

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What Doctors Wish Patients Knew About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

In October 2023, the American Medical Association published a very interesting article entitled, “What Doctors Wish Patients Knew About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.” Find the full article HERE. This article gives useful points of information about carpal tunnel syndrome. As an orthopaedic shoulder and hand specialist, Dr. Johnny T. Nelson MD is very dedicated to patient […]

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Accepted for Publication: Dr. Johnny T. Nelson MD Published in Journal of Hand Surgery

Congratulations to Dr. Johnny T., Nelson M.D., who, along with several other investigators, will be published and the esteemed Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online! Raleigh North Carolina carpal tunnel expert Dr. Johnny T. Nelson M.D. was part of a multi-center clinical trial investigating “in-office” carpal tunnel release. “In-office” carpal tunnel release means that the […]

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How Do I Know If I Have a Rotator Cuff Tear?

How do I Know If I Have a Rotator Cuff Tear? Shoulder pain is very common, and many of those with shoulder pain wonder and worried about why they have pain.  They would also like to take steps to figure out the cause of their shoulder pain and ask themselves: how do I know if […]

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Is Bruising Normal After Carpal Tunnel Release?

Raleigh North Carolina Carpal Tunnel Release Expert Johnny T. Nelson, MD hears this question often.  If you are asking this question, you are not alone and chances are you recently had a carpal tunnel release procedure.  Perhaps you had a traditional open carpal tunnel release, or perhaps you had the ultra-minimally invasive carpal tunnel release […]

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Dr. Johnny Nelson Featured on CBS17’s My Carolina

Dr. Johnny T. Nelson was recently featured on CBS17’s My Carolina! My Carolina, the Raleigh-Durham area’s only 1-hour lifestyle show, hosts guests from a wide variety of backgrounds to discuss topics of interest. Dr. Nelson’s segment focuses on his designation as a shoulder and hand orthopaedic specialist, carpal tunnel syndrome, ultrasound technology, and how ultrasound […]

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Raleigh Upper Ex and The Bone & Joint Surgery Clinic Named Center of Excellence

Johnny T. Nelson MD and Raleigh Upper Ex Named Center of Excellence! Dr. Johnny T. Nelson MD, Raleigh Upper Ex, and the Bone & Joint Surgery Clinic were awarded the distinction of Center of Excellence by Sonex Health and the Institute of Advanced Ultrasound Guided Procedures! Read the press release here. This award follows on […]

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When Can I Return to Work After Carpal Tunnel Release?

When can I return to work after carpal tunnel release? This is the most common question patients ask while discussing carpal tunnel release surgery with their doctor.  It is a very important question.  Our ability to work is one reason to consider carpal tunnel release, since carpal tunnel syndrome can severely affect your ability to […]

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Do I Need Nerve Studies If I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Do I Need Nerve Studies If I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? The short answer is: NO!   What is a nerve study? If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, many doctors order a test called a “nerve study.”  These are also called “EMGs” or “electrodiagnostic studies.”  Do not worry about the name, just know that it […]

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Dr. Nelson Now Offering Free Telephone Carpal Tunnel Screening!

North Carolina Carpal Tunnel Specialist Dr. Johnny Nelson MD now offers free telephone screening for those who think they have carpal tunnel. For those who struggle with hand or wrist pain, sometimes knowing where to start is the hardest part. That’s why you should start with a board-certified, fellowship-trained carpal tunnel expert like Dr. Nelson. […]

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