Excellence in Orthopedics

OrthoCarolina is one of the nation's leading independent academic orthopedics practices serving North Carolina and the Southeast since 1922. We provide comprehensive musculoskeletal care including operative and non-operative care, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitative therapy. Widely known for musculoskeletal research and training, our physicians have specialized expertise in foot & ankle, hip & knee, shoulder & elbow, spine, sports medicine, hand, pediatric orthopedics, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. OrthoCarolina. You. Improved.


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Why You Should Train Like an Athlete at Any Age

Believe it or not, humans start losing muscle mass as young as age 30, and bone mass as young as age 40. More

26 Feb

Cortisone Injections for Runners: Yea or Nay?

Cortisone is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory delivered through an injection that goes directly to the site of inflammation in your body More

23 Feb

The Buddy System: Group Fitness Benefits

In an age when it can often feel like every moment of the day is scheduled to the minute, workouts can get tossed to the side. Even worse, trying to continually force exercise can quickly cause self-motivation to evaporate. More

19 Feb

Fit Tip Friday – Push-Up 101

Push-ups are one of the most basic and well-known exercises, yet one of the hardest to do correctly. More

13 Feb

CrossFit Injuries: The Big Ones

As a medical provider who sees a lot of CrossFit patients (and is a CrossFitter as well) I’m frequently asked about shoulder and knee injuries. More

6 Feb

NASCAR’s Most Prevalent Injuries

In 12 seconds, some pit crews can change four tires, lug nuts, fill a race car with fuel and send it on its way. More

2 Feb

What’s in Your Headphones? Best Motivational Push Songs

Sometimes the most effective way to get through a tough workout or to just make exercise more enjoyable is to add music More

27 Jan

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee): What to Know

In the running community, patellofemoral pain syndrome (“PFPS”), or Runner’s Knee, has a reputation for being painful and frustrating. More

26 Jan

Fit Tip Friday – How and Why to Do a Side Plank

Side planks are a great exercise because they work the entire core More

23 Jan