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All Your Questions Answered About Epidural Steroid Injections

Dr. Ciaccia of OrthoCarolina Gastonia performs an epidural steroid injection and explains how it works.

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​I Chose to Become a Doctor Because...

For many physicians, taking care of others is their life’s work and the ultimate calling. In honor of Doctors’ Day on March 30, we asked our doctors why they chose the medical field.

Woodside Sports Gastonia

From College Basketball Star to Orthopedic Surgeon – How Sports Shaped One Doctor's Future

In seventh grade, she almost got cut from the basketball team, but Dr. Julie Woodside’s future held an NCAA basketball career where she learned the focus that propelled her into orthopedic surgery.

OrthoCarolina

10 New Physicians Join OrthoCarolina

OrthoCarolina has hired 10 new physicians to support the increasing needs of its patients and communities

Dr. David Ciaccia

OrthoCarolina Family Welcome: Meet Dr. David Ciaccia

A physiatrist, Dr. Ciaccia will see patients at OrthoCarolina Gastonia.

Catherine Watson

Meet the PA: C.J. Watson, PA-C

Meet Catherine Watson, PA-C based out of the OrthoCarolina Gastonia location

Dalissia Grothe

Meet the PA: Dalissia Grothe, PA-C

Meet Dalissia Grothe, PA-C at OrthoCarolina Gastonia

Top National Park Day Hikes From Charlotte

Top National Park Day Hikes From Charlotte

From the Frasier fir and Norway spruce-clad peaks of the Smokies to the bald cypress and tupelo-covered floodplain of Congaree, surprising biodiversity awaits you in the National Park sites just a day’s drive from Charlotte.

5 Top Fall Camping Spots in North Carolina

5 Top Fall Camping Spots in North Carolina

North Carolina is peppered with wilderness-enveloped campgrounds, from the Great Smokies to the Atlantic shores.

3 Amazing Weekend Backpacking Loops in the Smokies

3 Amazing Weekend Backpacking Loops in the Smokies

With these three backpacking loops, you can sample the best of the Smokies in a weekend.

Biking the Backroads and Trails of Gaston County

Biking the Backroads and Trails of Gaston County

Exploring Gaston County, N.C., by bike is perhaps the best way to gain an appreciation for what makes this the go-to spot for outdoor recreation in the region. Spencer and Crowders Mountain burst skyward from the surrounding piedmont and miles of creeks and rivers carve pathways through the tree canopy on their journey from mountains to sea.

On the Water in Gaston County

On the Water in Gaston County

With everything from mirror-like flatwater to Class III rapids, Gaston County, N.C., features a place to paddle for everyone from novice to expert. Spring has arrived and summer’s not far behind, so stock your dry bag, strap down the kayaks and SUP boards, and head to the launch for a day on the water. Here are some of our favorite destinations.

The Best Hikes in Gaston

The Best Hikes in Gaston

A unique combination of geology and history—multiple rocky monadnocks rising 1,500 feet above the surrounding Piedmont and a longstanding community-wide commitment to natural preservation—earns Gaston County its reputation as a regional hiking destination. Check out these trails to understand what makes Gaston the go-to training ground for runners, hikers, backpackers, and weekend warriors throughout the southeast.

4 Fantastic Waterfalls Within a 2-Hour Drive of Charlotte

4 Fantastic Waterfalls Within a 2-Hour Drive of Charlotte

Staying active in the peak of the Charlotte summer is tough. The humidity on those steamy, Southern days feels like a backpack, weighing you down while you hike or run. Finding the trails that offer some respite is an essential strategy for outdoor enthusiasts here.

OrthoCarolina Surgical Team

A Hands-Down Worthwhile Trip: OrthoCarolina Pediatric Hand Surgeon Goes to Vietnam

Dr. Julie Woodside has had to use her hands her entire life.

Our Gastonia office is moving!

Our Gastonia office is moving!

This includes our Orthopedic Urgent Care as well.

Preventing Falls for the Elderly

According to the CDC, among older adults falls are the leading cause of injury in adults 65 and older and 95% of hip fractures are caused by falls.

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PRN Award Recipient Ranjan Maitra, MD

PRN Award Recipient Ranjan Maitra, MD

The Council for Nursing Excellence recognizes Ranjan Maitra MD of OrthoCarolina Gastonia, as CaroMont Regional Medical Center’s newest recipient of the Physician Recognition by Nurses Award.

Soccer and Sports Medicine

Behind the Scenes: Athletic Training at the College Level

At Belmont Abbey, we strive to educate our students in three areas: body, mind, and spirit. In athletics, we focus a little more on the body area and work to keep our

athletes in optimal physical condition both to prevent injury and to compete at a high level.

The “Real Core”:  Yoga and the Psoas

The “Real Core”: Yoga and the Psoas

Your core muscles are deep in your back and help stabilize and strengthen your spine.
When Should I Change My Running Shoes?

When Should I Change My Running Shoes?

We know, we know, running shoes aren’t cheap. But, as you use your shoes, mile after mile they eventually begin to lose their cushioning, stability, and shock absorption.

Hand Therapy

Occupational Therapy: A Tribute to a Special Patient

Throughout my 20+ year career as an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist, I have found the most rewarding part of my job to be the collaborative process with my patients.

Arthritis and Occupational Therapy

Arthritis and Occupational Therapy

Arthritis affects about 1.5 million Americans, including rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder that causes your body’s own immune system to mistakenly attack its own joints.

Dr. Ranjan Maitra

How Do Orthopedic Surgeons Contribute to College Athletics?

If you know OrthoCarolina, you know that we’re passionate about sports, including our local and regional college teams...