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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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Is It Normal To Have Pain After Carpal Tunnel Release?

Carpal tunnel release surgery, especially minimally invasive ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release offered by carpal tunnel specialist Dr. Johnny Nelson, is a great way to cure your carpal tunnel for good. The numbness, pain, tingling, waking up at night, difficulty with activities you love can all be treated with this procedure. It uses a simple “poke” […]

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Dr. Nelson Selected to Serve on the Executive Committee of the MSK Ultrasound Forum

Dr. Nelson Selected to Serve on the Executive Committee of the MSK Ultrasound Forum in Toronto, Ontario this October. The forum will feature discussion and hands-on teaching by many thought leaders in the field of musculoskeletal ultrasound, including Dr. Nelson. His involvement reflects Dr. Nelson’s commitment to educating other surgeons on how to use ultrasound […]


Will My Carpal Tunnel Come Back After Carpal Tunnel Release?

Will my carpal tunnel come back after carpal tunnel release? A quick online search of carpal tunnel and carpal tunnel release may leave you with more questions than answers. Many of the top listings on major search engines, usually sponsored advertisements to online businesses trying to sell carpal tunnel splints, provide very misleading and false […]

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Why Did My Rotator Cuff Tear?

You may have had a visit with a doctor, physical therapist, chiropractor, or orthopedic surgeon recently and learned that you have rotator cuff tear.  Or perhaps you had an MRI or ultrasound exam that found a rotator cuff tear. In addition to wondering what to do next, you probably also want to know how it […]

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Dr. Nelson’s Research Published in December Issue of HAND

Along with Dr. Richard Singer and a team of researchers including Samuel Gay, Scott Diamond MD, and and Mitchell Gauger MD, Dr. Nelson recently published their findings from a retrospective study investigating the relationship between common hand conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger, and undiagnosed or “pre” diabetes. Their study, titled “Warning […]

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